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Wild animals at Lone Pine

Remember that these animals are wild. If you see them during your visit, do not touch or pick them up. Take photos from a distance and appreciate seeing them in their natural habitat.


Australian brush turkey

This bird is one of three Australian mound-building birds. The incubation mound, which the male makes from soil and leaf litter, can reach ten metres in diameter and two metres in height.
Newly hatched young dig out of the mound and are immediately on the hunt for insects, native fruits and seeds.

Australian Bush Turkey


Australian wood duck

The Australian Wood Duck is the least aquatic of all Australian ducks and is commonly seen grazing on grass and herbs. They nest in tree hollows, sometimes up to a kilometre from the water. Male and female Australian Wood Duck pairs form very strong bonds, often remaining with the same mate for life.

Australian Wood Duck


Eastern water dragon

This semi-aquatic lizard is a powerful swimmer and can remain underwater for up to one hour.
Water dragons feed on a variety of insects, small vertebrates and plant matter and will defend resources in its territory by battling rivals. The water dragon can live up to 15 years.

Eastern Water Dragon


Noisy miner

Although native to woodlands and open forests, the Noisy Miner is a common sight in parks and gardens, feeding on fruit, nectar and insects.
Despite their moderate size, these outgoing birds unite in territorial groups to mob predators such as hawks, kookaburras, snakes and goannas.

Noisy Miner


Stingless bees

There are over 1,600 known species of native bees in Australia. 11 of these species are stingless. Stingless bees are harmless to humans and can be great pollinators for backyard gardens.
Instead of honeycombs, stingless bees store honey in clusters of small pots which look like bunches of grapes.

Stingless bees

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Mertens’ Water Monitor Amphibious lifeMertens’ Water Monitors are rarely seen far from water and are often found climbing on rocks
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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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  • 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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