Warrawong Sanctuary in the Adelaide Hills has long been a South Australian family favourite, known for its down to earth approach to conservation.
Join the Warrawong team on Saturday July 6 for a special private screening of Saving the Sanctuary. The film is a four part documentary about the founding, the subsequent abandonment and finally the resurrection of Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary.
It's the only place in mainland South Australia where you might spot the elusive platypus; the only other population in SA being on KI.
Since its establishment in 1969, this innovative sanctuary hands-on and on approach to conservation and began by fencing off the land to keep feral animals out and to allow native animals to prosper. Koalas, platypus, kangaroos, wallabies, bandicoots, potoroos, bettongs, and birds rarely seen outside the feral-proof fence all live safely inside the fence, away from feral predators and competition.
The series features interviews with Dr John Wamsley and Proo Geddes, founders of Warrawong Sanctuary. It also looks at the hard work of Narelle MacPherson and David Cobbold, the brave couple who crossed the country to revive and rebuild the abandoned sanctuary,