Jirrahlinga Koala and Wildlife Sanctuary
Tourism - Barwon Heads, VIC
Jirrahlinga Koala and Wildlife Sanctuary in Barwon Heads is home of injured wildlife, Aussie animals including koalas, kangaroos, wombats and many more.
Jirrahlinga Koala and Wildlife Sanctuary houses over three hundred native animals and continues to nurse distressed and injured kangaroos, koalas, possums, birds and penguins back to health.
Jirrahlinga is aboriginal for "seek a home for a kangaroo".
Following the Ash Wednesday Bush fires in 1983, Jirrahlinga received national and international media coverage acclaiming the rescue mission launched to seek out and treat shocked and burnt animals.
But Jirrahlinga is not just for distressed native animals.
It is primarily about people. Particularly people who have a disability, a special need, the frail or the aged.
What better therapy could there be than to come into a supportive environment to work quietly with animals or just visit and touch a koala or joey that do not place demands on a person's physical or mental capacities.
This is the secret of Jirrahlinga.
Australia has some of the worlds most unique wildlife, so come along and see it for yourself.
Don't waste the day watching the world on TV or on your computer, come to Jirrahlinga and see it first hand, listen to the keepers, ask them questions, they are only too happy to help pass on their skills and knowledge.