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Our Threatened and Special Fauna

The following listed species of fauna are known to inhabit our Sanctuary: 

  • Squirrel Gliders (Petaurus norfolcensis) - Vulnerable - The area is known to have a population of squirrel gliders. We are also releasing these gliders and building habitat boxes to further build the population.
  • Planigale - (Planigale maculata) - Vulnerable - These little guys are definitely around. We rescued one from our bathtub! No photo sadly...
  • Grey-headed Flying-fox (Pteropus poliocephalus) - Vulnerable - Frequenting both our native and non-native fruiting and flowering trees, these guys make their presence heard and are easily spotlighted. They love the large fig trees.
  • Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) - Vulnerable - In 2017 we began hearing the unmistakable sound of koalas on the property and, although not yet sighted, we now know they are regularly using one of our established tree plantings.
  • Glossy Black-Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus lathami) - Vulnerable - While we haven't yet seen them in person, our ecologist neighbours have regularly sighted a family of Glossy Blacks frequenting the Forest Sheoaks (A. torulosa) at the top of our property
  • Wompoo Fruit-Dove (Ptilinopus magnificus) - Vulnerable - Sighted in recent years.
  • Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua) - Vulnerable  - Heard but not yet seen

A number of other species are assumed to be on the property. For instance, 10 years ago a Brush-tailed Phascogale (Phascogale tapoatafa - Vulnerable) was rescued from a property approximately 5km away on the same ridgeland with similar vegetation. Another was sighted in the last couple of years at a property some 3km away. Given the range of phascogales it is likely they might still be in our area.

Around 15 years ago a Quoll was found dead on an adjoining property. Sadly, no evidence of Quolls has been known in the area in recent years. 

If you have an animal that needs rescuing, please contact WIRES (NSW) 1300 094 737 OR Wildlife Rescue Australia 1300 596 457.


Rock Valley
NSW, Australia, 2480

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