Cowsnest sanctuary home for orphaned swamp wallaby Banksy

“Banksy” the swamp wallaby was a small, pink and furless orphan when he came into the care of Joan from a Canberra wildlife care group after he discovered when his mother was hit by a car. Joan fostered him with devotion, along with other swamp and redneck wallabies, and it wasn’t evident until he began […]

Koalas find their Valentine at Potoroo Palace

This story was featured in the Merimbula News Weekly on February 11th 2016. Photo and article courtesy of Albert McKnight Potoroo Palace was the site for an early Valentine’s Day romance, as the animal sanctuary is hoping that a pair of koalas will breed. Recently, staff at the palace introduced long-time female resident Sapphire to newcomer […]

Antechinus

    Whilst tree surgeons at Potoroo Palace were removing a half fallen tree, they were surprised to discover 6 very young mouse- like creatures who went scattering in all different directions. They were subsequently captured and offered up to the keepers to feed the snakes with. But instead, after seeing that they were in […]

Palace Potoroos

  The staff at Potoroo Palace are continually fascinated by the number of visitors who have never heard of, let alone seen, a potoroo and one of the reasons the name was chosen 8 years ago for this local wildlife sanctuary was to highlight the value of this amazing little native marsupial and as a […]

Koala Rescue

It was a busy and exciting month of September for staff. Several different native wild animals were rescued and taken there for care. One of the most remarkable of these rescues was a young male koala, affectionately named “Woollybutt” since this was one of his favourite species of eucalypt to munch on. He was found […]

Nigel Charms Palace

One of Potoroo Palace’s newest arrivals is “Nigel” a Rufous Bettong (Aepyprymnus rufescens -meaning ‘reddish high-rump’) and from the same family as that of the potoroo, except that he will grow to be larger. Nigel arrived at Potoroo Palace at the end of October 2014. He is now about 14 months of age and was […]

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