Wildlife

Trowunna is such a wildlife sanctuary that native animals are naturally drawn to the park, with the knowledge that they are among friends.

The park is situated on 65 acres of natural vegetation including giant eucalypts, acacias with kangaroos, pademelons, wallabies, potoroos and wombats roaming around the park at their leisure. Bird species that you can view include Goshawk, Falcon, Honey Eaters, Wrens and Rosella to name a few and all nest within the parks forest. Other wildlife consists of quolls, bandicoot and bats mainly seen at night.

Please note that some of the animals below may not be on display for public viewing.

  1. Mammals
    1. Tasmanian devil
    2. Spotted-tailed quoll
    3. Eastern quoll
    4. Wombat
    5. Eastern grey kangaroo
    6. Bennetts wallaby
    7. Paddymelon
    8. Bettong
    9. Brush tail possum
    10. Ring tailed possum
    11. Sugar glider
    12. Echidna
    13. Potoroo
  2. Reptiles
    1. Tiger snake
    2. Copperhead snake
    3. Southern blue tongue lizard
    4. Metallic skink
    5. Tasmanian tree skink
  3. Birds
    1. Wedge-tailed eagle
    2. Brown falcon
    3. Marsh harrier
    4. Forest raven
    5. Masked owl
    6. Boobook owl
    7. Tawny frog mouth
    8. Koobkaburra
    9. Sulphur crested cockatoo
    10. Eurasian coot
    11. White goshawk
    12. Brown goshawk
    13. Mountain duck
    14. Cape Barren gooseg
    15. Black swan
    16. Sepurb blue wren
    17. Dusky robin
    18. Scarlet robin
    19. Yellow-throated honeyeater


Rescue and release

Trowunna is committed to caring for injured and orphaned wildlife. The park becomes a release site for many of these animals through a process called 'soft release'. Releasing straight into the wild, known as 'hard release', often does not work because the animal has lost some of it's wild instinct. Soft release is where we care for the animal at the park and after a while, let it roam freely around while we monitor their progress. Release into the wild after this process is much more successful.

Some of our rescued and released animals include:

  • Tasmanian Common Wombats
  • Bennetts Wallabies
  • Brushtail Possums
  • Ringtail Possums
  • Birds of Prey
  • and many more

Some animals will never be able to be released into the wild. These animals find sanctuary at Trowunna. As you walk around the park, you will find some of the bird enclosures empty. This is because these birds are able to come and go as they please. If the animals are with us for their whole life, we give them the best possible quality of life we can.


Animal Tales

Over our 30 years of operation we have had many residents, and each of our orphaned and rescued animals have their own unique story. There is the story of our wedge-tail eagles, who have been with us for 25 years, but you will have to come and join in on one of our free public tours for that amazing story.

We also rescue and rehabilitate orphaned and injured animals brought into us by members of the public, like you.