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

Only 12km from Brisbane City, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is the world’s first and largest koala sanctuary with 130 koalas. Hold a koala, hand feed kangaroos and meet a large variety of Australian wildlife in beautiful, natural settings.

OPEN every day over Easter (9am-5pm)
& ANZAC Day (25th April, 1:30-5pm).
No surcharges apply.

Red-tailed Black Cockatoo
Calyptorhynchus banksii

Red-tailed black cockatoo

Red-tailed black cockatoos are easily identified by bright red feathers on the under-side of their tails. The tail of the female red-tailed black cockatoo has black bars on the red patches and the head has yellow spots. Males are black all over, with distinct red tail feathers (as pictured above).

Cockatoo communication
Cockatoos communicate using vocalisations and body language, often raising their crests in greeting, excitement or alarm.

Family birds
Red-tailed black cockatoos are often seen flying in small flocks, although flocks of up to 200 birds have been sighted in northern Australia. These flocks consist of pairs, family groups, or parties of several family groups.

What’s on the menu?
Red-tailed black cockatoos primarily feed high in treetops on eucalyptus seeds, nuts, fruit and occasionally insect larvae.