This Tasmanian Animal Sanctuary Is Legit Proof Australia Has The Cutest Creatures


Already experienced Kangaroo Island? There’s another Australian island packed with crazy creatures ready for love: Tasmania. The Aussie isle is home to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, an animal rescue, hospital and visitor favorite. It’s home to some adorable animals, and guests can befriend kangaroos, koalas and more.

Here’s what you should know about Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (and some of the precious creatures who call it home).

There are more than 11 different types of animals living here.

Kangaroos, Tasmanian devils, wombats, koalas, sugar gliders, Eastern quolls, Sulphur-crested cockatoos, green rosellas, echidnas, frogmouths, bettongs and more.

Tours introduce guests to wombats, Tasmanian devils and koalas.

If the koalas are feeling friendly, you could even get to pet one.

Kangaroos roam free.

And they totally want a snack and a snuggle (AKA, a gentle pat).

But your money goes to a great cause.

Bonorong saves animals hurt on the road or orphaned in the wild, gives them medical treatment and a home, and releases some back into the wild.

It focuses on sustainability.

The sanctuary has won awards for reducing waste, restricting chemicals and using local products.

So all in all, you can feel pretty good about a visit here.

Animal friends for a good cause!

It’s $29 to get in.

But entry includes a bag of kangaroo food and a guided tour of the sanctuary.

You can feed more animals for an extra fee.

For $160, you’ll hand-feed quolls, frogmouths, sugar gliders and Tasmanian devils.