Southern and Northern Koalas can be seen at Fauna Australia Wildlife Retreat. Meet them in the Koala Experince or glance at them at your own lesiure.
Talk to Bob the Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo. He says few words. "Hello" "Welcome to Fauna Australia" "Hello, how are ya". "Is that a Tiger Quoll?". Maybe he could be trained to fly the Otways and see if he can find any.
Wombats are one of Kirsten's favourite animals. Animal feed is provided so you can feed them at your leisure. They are always keen to meet people. We have two of the three species. We have Southern hairy-nosed Wombats and Common Wombats. We are one of the only places in the World to breed second generation Common Wombats.
Long-nosed Potoroos are one of the smallest members of the Kangroo family. We have a very sucessful breeding program. They are very vulnerable to attack from cats and foxes.
The Tammar Wallay is found on Kangaroo Island in South Australia. A remarkable wallaby, able to survive by drinking sea water. They are always keen for animal food. Mainland populations were wiped out with the introduction of foxes.
Wilma the Common Wombat is a second generation captive bred Wombat. We handraised her to allow better interaction with our guests.
Swamp Wallabies can been seen along the sides of the Great Ocean Road while travelling. More like a rock wallaby they are capable of jumping up steep embankments.
The Red-bellied Pademelon is now extinct on mainland Australia and now only found in Tasmania. We sucessfully breed this species and you can see them hopping around the garden.
We have kept Tiger or Spotted-tailed Quolls for several years. We are currently sourceing some more of these animals for our important breeding programs. They are very elusive and reports of them being in the Otways still are rare. Effected from a disease carried by cats, competition from foxes and a fear of dogs, Tiger Quoll have little chances of human interactions.
The Rufous Bettong is also extinct now in Victoria. We have bred this species for over 20 years. They can be seen when walking around at night with the torches provided,