It is always a pleasure to have visitors and show them some of our favourite places in Tasmania.
My cousin arrived yesterday so I met her at Hobart airport and introduced her to this delightful sculpture of Tasmanian Devils, by local artist Ruth Waterhouse.
Later in the day we met real live Devils at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. We also saw wombats, koalas, echidna, blue tongue lizards, birds, kangaroos.
“All of our animals at Bonorong are survivors and have a story. We operate a 24 hour rescue service. Our army of hundreds of volunteers brings aid to thousands of suffering animals every year. The service is funded entirely by entry fees. Bonorong is not a zoo. All of our animals are with us for a reason. All of them undergo meticulous assessment to ensure they are happy and healthy. We never compromise on this. Many other animals are released back into the wild after their recovery.”
Since my last visit, Bonorong has opened a unique wildlife hospital, with vets on hand to operate as needed.