My cousin Bronwyn is a fiddler in a bluegrass band, Mile Twelve; on a recent tour of Australia and New Zealand, she and her band visited Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and since her photos looked like so much fun, Ed and I decided to visit the sanctuary ourselves.
Bonorong is Tasmania’s largest 24/7 Wildlife Rescue Service; they provide a rescue service and accept and train volunteers for this purpose. It's not a zoo; the sanctuary promotes conservation efforts, with the aim is to get healthy animals back to the wild, and the grounds include a wildlife hospital, a seabird rehabilitation facility, and breeding programs for both eastern quolls and Tasmanian tree frogs.
We took a quick stroll around the grounds before meeting up with Robin, one of the tour guides, who talked to us about Tasmanian devils, wombats, and koalas; we got very close to the koala and wombat, and got to pet them.
|Ed petting a wombat.|
|a close encounter with a koala|