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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. 



Rock Valley
NSW, Australia, 2480


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