Woodstock's Wildlife Sanctuary grew from Scott's decision to conserve approximately 3 hectares of natural scrub to showcase some of what the Australian Natural World has to offer. A 750 metre long vermin-proof fence was erected in March 2007. After ensuring the sanctuary was free of cats, foxes and rabbits, Long-nosed Potoroos, Brush-tailed Bettongs, Red-necked Wallabies and five male Swamp Wallabies were introduced. In September 2007, four young Red Kangaroos were added to the sanctuary.
Over 20 animals now enjoy roaming within the vermin-proof enclosure, which is abundant with native shrubs and has a canopy of gum trees teeming with bird life. Although the Potoroos and Bettongs can be quite timid and difficult to spot, the wallabies and kangaroos are gradually becoming more accustomed to curious visitors. Being nocturnal creatures, the best time to view them is in the early morning and late afternoon. Occasionally, you may catch a glimpse of them lazing around during a warm sunny day.
The numbers in the sanctuary will grow through breeding, and as more saved or hand-reared animals are offered to our care from The SA Fauna Rescue Service. Koala-friendly trees are growing to encourage Koalas to stay within the area rather than the occasional fleeting visit. A shelter and feeding station is currently on the drawing board along with other building works at Woodstock.
Noble Friends At Our Wildlife Sanctuary