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

Kelpie

Sheep dog Kelpie

Aussie Working Dogs
Kelpies are considered a working dog, with natural instincts for managing livestock such as sheep and cattle. They can run up to 60km in one day.

A Dash of Dingo?
It is widely believed that kelpies were bred from Scottish collies and brought to Australia in the late 1800’s. There is evidence that they may have bred with dingoes early on, making them tough dogs and well-adpated to the Australian climate.


 See our sheep dogs in action during our daily sheep dog shows at 11:00am, 1:00pm, and 3:30pm.


 

  • KoalaPhascolarctos cinereus Lone Pine is home to 130 koalas. Click here to find out how you can meet a koala
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  • PlatypusOrnithorhynchus anatinus The platypus belongs to the Monotreme family, meaning they are an egg-laying mammal. Their closest living relative is
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  • Kangaroo Kangaroos and their relatives are known as 'macropods'. Other macropod species include wallabies, wallaroos, rock-wallabies, pademelons, quokkas, and tree-kangroos.
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  • Tasmanian devilSarcophilus harrisii Flesh-loving predatorsThe scientific name ‘Sarcophilus’ (meaning ‘flesh-lover’) is well suited to these carnivores who feed on fresh
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  • DingoCanis lupus dingo The dingo is a medium-sized dog weighing between 13-24kg. Males are usually heavier than females. An average
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  • Common wombatVombatus ursinus Wombats are marsupials and can weigh up to 36 kilograms. They have a large head and a
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  • Southern hairy-nosed wombat Pouch lifeWombats are marsupials which means females give birth to underdeveloped young (joeys). Joeys climb into the
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  • EchidnaTachyglossus aculeatus Echidnas are small mammals (between 35-45cm and up to 7 kilograms), covered with coarse hair and spines. . They
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  • Freshwater CrocodilesCrocodylus johnstoni Walked with dinosaursCrocodiles roamed the Earth at the same time as dinosaurs. Their characteristic snouts, strong scales,
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  • Southern CassowaryCasuarius casuarius The southern cassowary is an endangered species with an estimated population of only 1,500. They are the
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  • Freshwater turtles Freshwater feedersMost freshwater turtles eat both plants and meat, but some species are entirely herbivorous or entirely carnivorous.
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  • Rainbow Lorikeet Feed wild lorikeets at our daily sessions - 9:45am and 4:00pm. Brightly coloured acrobatsAll native Australian lorikeet species are
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  • Barking OwlNinox connivens Superior HunterBarking owls are a type of hawk owl, and are easily-identified by their large yellow eyes.
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  • Red-tailed Black CockatooCalyptorhynchus banksii .  Red-tailed black cockatoos are easily identified by bright red feathers on the under-side of their
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  • Wedge-tailed eagleAquila audax The wedge-tailed eagle is characterised by its wedge-shaped tail and enormous wingspan, and is Australia's largest bird
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  • Barn Owl Barn owls are found on all continents (excluding Antartica), mostly near grasslands or farming properties. Their heart-shaped facial
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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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  • EmuDromaius novaehollandiae The emu is the world’s second largest bird and can run up to 50km/hour. They feed on leaves,
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  • Gang-gang cockatoo Cockatoo communicationCockatoos communicate using vocalisations and body language, often raising their crests in greeting, excitement or alarm. Escaping
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  • KookaburraDacelo novaeguineae The laughing kookaburra's call is used to define territories and is often sung in chorus with family members. Kookaburras
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  • Sulphur-crested cockatooCacatua galerita The sulphur-crested cockatoo is a large white parrot with a distinctive sulphur-yellow crest, and is one of
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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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  • Tawny frogmouthPodargus strigoides Not an owlThough often mistaken for an owl, the tawny frogmouth belongs to the Nightjar family. Clever
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  • Blue-winged kookaburra Kookaburra clubBlue-winged kookaburras are the smaller, quieter relative of the well-known laughing kookaburra. Blue-winged kookaburras live along water
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  • Bush thick-kneeBurhinus grallarius Predator of the nightBush thick-knees come out at dusk to forage either on land or in water.
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  • Lace monitor Tree loversDespite their size, lace monitors are great at climbing trees, and as a result are commonly known
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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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  • Little corella A noisy bunchLittle corellas are expressive, social birds with a variety of sounds. The most common is the
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  • Barnyard animals Our barnyard is open daily from 9am- 4:30pm. You can feed some of our barn animals during our
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  • Wild animals at Lone Pine Remember that these animals are wild. If you see them during your visit, do not
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  • Kelpie Aussie Working DogsKelpies are considered a working dog, with natural instincts for managing livestock such as sheep and cattle.
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  • Border Collie The border collie was originally bred by farmers in England to manage livestock. Border collies are intelligent, obedient,
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