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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.

Barking Owl
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Barking Owl

Superior Hunter
Barking owls are a type of hawk owl, and are easily-identified by their large yellow eyes. With amazing eyesight and powerful talons, they can seize their prey from the ground, from trees and even mid-flight.

What’s on the menu?
Barking owls hunt at twilight, searching for small mammals, reptiles, insects and even other birds. Prey up to the size of Sulphur-crested Cockatoos can be caught. If they can't follow their food whole, they will tear it up with their sharp, curved beak and eat it piece by piece.

Screaming-woman bird
These owls are named for their 'woof woof' call, which sounds like a small dog barking, but can also make a much louder, wailing cry, which has given rise to another name, the ‘screaming-woman bird’. Some believe the call of the owl to be the source of the Bunyip myth.

Attend our daily Free Flight Raptor Shows at 10:30am and 12:30pm for a chance to see our barking owls.