Do your best-laid plans sometimes go astray? Ours do! We were to meet the team from Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary when they joined as a member of Think Tasmania. A tour of the grounds, a chat about the great work of the organisation and of course, an encounter with all the animals was in order. However, another Horne-family incident (this time resulting in a three-month spell in a full-leg cast) put paid to that idea!

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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (photo by Anelda Lötter Photography)

Hop Along to Bonorong!

Not to worry. The current short-term mobility inconvenience is just a minor hiccup; we’ll be jumping life’s hurdles again in no time. Things could certainly be a lot worse. Thankfully, fellow member and photographer extraordinaire Anelda Lötter stepped up to save the day for Think Tasmania on this occasion. And when we do finish sharing around the crutches in our house (hopefully very soon and from now on!) we’ll be out to Brighton… with bells on.

In the meantime, please enjoy these images showcasing wildlife from Bonorong Sanctuary. Anelda took the photos for her own Tasmanian image catalogue during a 2013 visit, and we’re really pleased she was willing to share with our readers.

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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (photo by Anelda Lötter Photography)

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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (photo by Anelda Lötter Photography)

Everyone’s Wild for this Wildlife Sanctuary

Honestly, we’ve never heard a bad word spoken about Bonorong. Many of the Tasmanian tour operators we work with frequent the wildlife sanctuary. Feedback from their passengers and Think Tasmania readers is always so positive.

Here’s how they describe themselves…

Bonorong is a wildlife sanctuary with a difference. Through education and empowerment we harness the power of the community to aid us in the protection of Tasmania’s unique native wildlife.

Our product is our passion and we share this with our guests during in-depth, personalised tours which showcase our animals and the work of the sanctuary. Tours at Bonorong are fun, informative and inspiring.

Our work revolves around the rehabilitation and eventual release of injured and orphaned wildlife. We operate Tasmania’s only 24hr wildlife rescue service. It is these stories of survival that we aim to share with our visitors.

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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (photo by Anelda Lötter Photography)

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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (photo by Anelda Lötter Photography)

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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (photo by Anelda Lötter Photography)

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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (photo by Anelda Lötter Photography)

Naturally, we’ve been to the wildlife sanctuary before, having worked with the good folks from Bonorong in the past. However, it’s been way too long between drinks. There’s always something new and interesting happening in the world of animal-rescue, and we’re really looking forward to a return visit.

Besides the cute animals to meet, we also admire the great work being done at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. If you’re keen to know more, follow along on Facebook for updates about wildlife rescue and preservation, as well as Tasmanian conservation issues.

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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (photo by Anelda Lötter Photography)

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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (photo by Anelda Lötter Photography)

Anelda Lötter Photography is based in Hobart. Follow on Facebook and phone 0459 192 091 for more information.

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary is located at 593 Briggs Road, Brighton. Follow on Facebook and phone (03) 6268 1184 for more information.

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Anelda Lötter Photography are both registered members of Think Tasmania.

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