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Penguin Awareness Day

Penguin Awareness Day

Today is Penguin Awareness Day! It is pretty rare to find someone who doesn’t love a penguin… they are rather adorable after all! A few things to think about that may help out our penguin friends: When on land penguins are at high risk of predation by dogs, so please make sure you read signage whenever walking your pooch on or near the beach and avoid areas where penguins

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Bonorong helps Sydney’s New Year’s Eve celebrations go a bit wild

Bonorong helps Sydney’s New Year’s Eve celebrations go a bit wild

We are a little bit excited about this! What a way to share our precious wildlife with the world. — “IMAGES of a Tasmanian joey trying to get into his mother’s pouch are set to become a centrepiece of Sydney’s multi-million dollar New Year’s Eve celebrations. A selection of Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary animals will be among the star attractions of the event that is expected to reach a global

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone! We hope you have all had a wonderful day! Greg (our Director) and Petra (our Sanctuary Manager) visited the Royal Hobart Hospital today with special guests “Muffin” and “Judy” (the orphaned wombats) to brighten up the day for any patients that couldn’t make it home for Christmas. This is Greg’s 13th year of visiting the hospital and it has become a Christmas tradition that everyone at

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The Toren Vergis Wombat Enclosure

The Toren Vergis Wombat Enclosure

This week we held a special memorial evening which included the official naming of one of our enclosures at the Sanctuary. Toren Vergis was the head keeper at Bonorong for many years and a true wildlife conservationist. He had an amazing love for all native animals, but was particularly fond of wombats. A lot of people will not realise the many hours that were spent by Toren and our

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Meet ‘Balto’ – a Tawny Frogmouth chick!

Meet 'Balto' - a Tawny Frogmouth chick!

We would like to share with you a collection of beautiful photos of a very special fella we currently have in care. Please meet “Balto” the Tawny Frogmouth chick! Senior keeper Monique has been doing an exceptional job hand raising little Balto with 24 hour around the clock care since he was just a tiny 19gram chick! Balto will be released back to the wild when he is old

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