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 LONE PINE KOALA SANCTUARY
  World’s First and Largest Koala Sanctuary

 

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is home to 100 species of Australian native wildlife. 
Check out the information below on some of our key species, and learn about the animals, their habitat, and how you may be able to help protect them. 

  • Koala holding Guests can hold a koala at Lone Pine every day of the week, from 10am*. Koala holds take
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  • Platypus Ornithorhynchus anatinus The platypus belongs to the Monotreme (egg-laying mammal) family. Their closest living relative is the Echidna which
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  • Free flight raptor showFree Flight Raptor Show: 12:30pm This popular show demonstrates free flying raptor hunting techniques and adaptations while
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  • Hand-feed kangaroos and wallabies Hand-feed kangaroos and wallabies: 9:00am-4:30pmThe Kangaroo Reserve is home to around 150 free-ranging kangaroos and wallabies
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  • Tasmanian DevilSarcophilus harrisii Flesh-loving predatorsThe scientific name ‘Sarcophilus’ (meaning ‘flesh-lover’) is well suited to the Tasmanian Devil as these carnivorous
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  • Guinea Pigs South American guestsThe Guinea Pig (or Cavy) is a rodent native to the grasslands of South America. Domestication
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  • KoalaPhascolarctos cinereus Lone Pine’s 130 koalas live in different exhibits around the sanctuary, according to their age and gender. These
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  • Sheep Dog Show Sheep Dog Show: 11:00am, 1:00pm & 3:30pmThis fully commentated show provides insight into Australia’s sheep farming history
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  • Kangaroo Kangaroos and their relatives come from the family Macropodidae. This family is split into two subfamilies; Sthenurinae which is
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  • Guests can feed wild lorikeet at Lone Pine daily at 9:45am and 4:00pm.
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  • Dingo Canis lupus dingo The dingo is a medium sized, lean dog weighing between 13kg and 24kg, with males usually
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  • Common wombat Vombatus ursinus Wombats are stout marsupial that can weigh up to 36 kg. They have a large, blunt
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  • Echidna Tachyglossus aculeatus Echidnas are small mammals (between 35cm and 45cm and up to 7kg), covered with coarse hair and
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  • Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat Pouch lifeWombats are marsupials which mean females give birth to underdeveloped young (joeys). Joeys climb into the
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  • Southern Cassowary Casuarius casuarius The southern cassowary is an endangered species with an estimated population of 1,500.They are the third
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  • Perentie Australia’s largest lizardThe Perentie can grow to around 2.5 metres in length, making this arid region species the largest
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  • Freshwater Crocodiles Crocodylus johnstoni Freshwater Crocodiles have a narrow snout, sharp teeth and webbed hind feet. Their body colour is
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  • Emu Dromaius novaehollandiae The emu is the world’s second largest bird and can run up to 50km/hour. They feed on
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  • Bats Bats inhabit all continents of the world, except Antarctica, and are the only true flying mammal. Australia is home
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  • Wedge-tailed Eagle Aquila audax The wedge-tailed eagle is characterised by its wedge-shaped tail and enormous wingspan.  Juveniles display brown plumage
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  • Gang-gang Cockatoo Cockatoo communicationRecognisable by their curved beaks and showy crests, cockatoos communicate using vocalisations and body language, often raising
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  • Eastern Water Dragon This semi-aquatic lizard is a powerful swimmer and can remain underwater for up to one hour. Water
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  • Tawny Frogmouth Podargus strigoides The tawny frogmouth is actually not an owl, but is instead a distant relative. Its extraordinary
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  • Rainbow Lorikeet Brightly coloured acrobatsAll six native Australian lorikeet species are brightly coloured and intelligent. Although each species varies in
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  • Major Mitchell Pink Cockatoo or Major Mitchell?Often called a pink cockatoo due to its soft pink body colouring, the Major
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  • Freshwater Turtles With the exception of the Pig-nosed Turtle (Family Carettochelydidae), Australian native freshwater turtles are all members of the
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  • Lace Monitor Tree loversThese woodland and forest inhabitants are surprisingly agile on trees, giving rise to an alternative common name,
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  • Kookaburra Dacelo novaeguineae Keep an ear out for the famous kookaburra’s laugh when you come to Lone Pine. This bird
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  • Australian Bush Turkey This bird is one of three Australian mound-building birds. The incubation mound, which the male makes from
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  • Chinese Silkie Chickens Uncertain OriginsChinese Silkies are believed to have originated in Asia, although despite the name it is unclear
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  • Pheasant Coucal Centropus phasianinus Pheasant or cuckoo?The Pheasant Coucal is not a pheasant but a long-tailed relative of the cuckoo,
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  • Blue-winged Kookaburra Kookaburra clubBlue-winged Kookaburras are the smaller, shyer relative of the well-known Laughing Kookaburra. Blue-winged Kookaburras prefer wette habitat,
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  • Australian Wood Duck A duck out of waterThe Australian Wood Duck is the least aquatic of all Australian ducks, and
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  • Bush Thick-knee Burhinus grallarius The Bush thick-knee is commonly called the Bush stone-curlew. It is most active at night and
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  • Princess Parrot Polytelis alexandrae The princess parrots’ name is derived from its combination of beautiful ‘princess-like’ colours that include pale
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  • Noisy Miner Although native to woodlands and open forests, the Noisy Miner is a common sight in parks and gardens,
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  • Mertens’ Water Monitor Amphibious lifeMertens’ Water Monitors are rarely seen far from water and are often found climbing on rocks
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  • Red-tailed Black Cockatoo Calyptorhynchus banksii ‘Mallee’ is one of our beautiful female Red-tailed Black Cockatoos at Lone Pine. She is
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  • Sulphur Crested Cockatoo Cacatua galerita One of Australia’s most well-known birds, the Sulphur crested Cockatoo is a large white parrot
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  • Barking Owl Superior HunterThe large, yellow eyes of the Barking Owl mark this bird as a type of hawk owl.
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  • Little Corella A noisy bunch!Little Corellas are an expressive, social bird with a variety of vocal sounds. The most common
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