Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary is a sanctuary for injured and orphaned animals in Tasmania. It is not a zoo. It doesn’t operate or feel like a zoo. Tasmania is a very special place with species that have never existed anywhere else other than this little island at the end of the world. Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary operates a 24-hour rescue service with an army of volunteers to bring aid to thousands of suffering animals. Its goal is to get healthy animals back into the wild. It’s a social enterprise funded by its entry fees.
It was great seeing a Tasmanian devil. That felt like a once in a lifetime experience considering that they face extinction due to a contagious cancer.
I’ve seen kangaroos at Bundoora Park and the Werribee Zoo, but Bonorong takes the cake. After we spent about ten minutes feeding two adorable kangaroos through a fence, when we stood up to walk away, they came through the fence and followed us along the trail for a while. As we came around the bend, we saw dozens of kangaroos laying about lazily in the sun. They roam freely at Bonorong.
About the images: The photos of the Tasmanian devil, the kangaroo eating out of my hand, the kangaroo heading down the trail, and the mother kangaroo feeding her joey were taken by Theo, all rights reserved.
To learn more about Bonorong Wildlife Refuge, visit their website.