Over the past 200 years Australia has recorded the world's fastest rate of mammal extinctions. Tasmania is the roadkill capital of the world with over 500,000 animals killed on average every year. Help is desperately needed.
About the Project
Operating Tasmania’s largest 24/7 wildlife rescue facility, Bonorong is funded entirely by entry fees to the wildlife sanctuary and supported by trained volunteer rescuers and wildlife carers who bring aid to thousands of suffering animals every year. Our partnership with Wildcare Bonorong focuses on funding and supporting wildlife rescue training and education activities. Tasmanian Walking Company staff also volunteer to rescue and transfer injured animals to the wildlife hospital.
Bonorong’s primary aim is to return the ever-changing menagerie of survivors includes wombats, devils, quolls, native birds, koalas, lizards, snakes and emus back to the wild.
Over the last 200 years Australia has recorded the world’s fastest rate of mammal extinctions. Tasmania is the roadkill capital of the world with over 500,000 animals killed on average, every year. Help is desperately needed.
Tasmania is home to four marsupial species that are now found nowhere else in the world. These are the Tasmanian devil, the eastern quoll, the Tasmanian pademelon and the shy Tasmanian bettong. There are also 12 endemic bird species in the state, some of which are among the most endangered in the world.
For the creatures that are now making their last stand in Tasmania, Bonorong is determined to do all it can to prevent them disappearing. Dedicated to the protection and preservation of native animals, Wildcare and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary have joined forces to co-found Wildcare Bonorong. As Tasmania’s largest 24-hour wildlife rescue service, it provides safety and care to thousands of animals every year with the assistance of trained community rescuers and devoted wildlife carers.
Bonorong has built Tasmania’s first-ever wildlife-only veterinary hospital. Currently staffed three days a week, it is aiming for a full-time capacity, to service Tasmania's wildlife every day of the week.
Bonorong runs free training for interested members of the community on basic wildlife rescue and transport in order to have a database of names of people all around the state that can be on-call to help.
- In 2010 Bonorong established Tasmania’s first 24-hour Wildlife
- In 2013 Bonorong established Tasmania’s first seabird rehabilitation facility with a saltwater pool.
- In 2018 Bonorong opened Tasmania’s first ever wildlife-only veterinary hospital.
100% of your donations go directly to our projects. All administrative costs are paid for by the Tasmanian Walking Company and Australian Walking Company.