Animal Encounters

The animal ambassadors at Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary are foundational members of our “edu-tainment” team. Meeting these Ambassadors prompts visitors to discover their love of Australian native animals. In other words, Warrawong Ambassadors play a pivotal in shaping opinions about Australian wildlife, conservation, and the environment in general.

“Capture their hearts and their minds will follow.”

Simply put, if the Sanctuary can help people fall in love with animals, the world will be a better place. Here are some of the ways you can love and learn at Warrawong.

Wings ‘n’ Things

Wings ’n’ Things is an incredible 1 hour encounter with the birds of Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary. You’ll meet, feed, and help train an assortment of our feathered friends, including Charlotte the Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo, Luna the Barn Owl, and Solomon the Eclectus Parrot.

A Wings ’n’ Things encounter is the perfect surprise present for the avid bird lover in your life.

Reptile Wrangler

Not for the faint-hearted, Reptile Wrangler is an immersive 1 hour reptile encounter, like no other. Meet, touch, and even hold (if you dare) a variety of scaly characters native to Australia. Olive Pythons, Carpet Pythons… Even the cannibalistic Black Headed Python, plus a range of Australian lizards and dragons. You’ll meet them all. You can even help feed them, if you can bring yourself to.

If you’re mad about reptiles, or you know someone who is, Reptile Wrangler is a fantastic, hands-on encounter that’s sure to please.

Fluff ‘n’ Stuff

Australian mammals are arguably some of the cutest on the planet. Prove it to yourself with a 1 hour Fluff ’n’ Stuff encounter. You’ll get to pat and feed a range of adorable animals such as koalas, kangaroos, bettongs, potoroos… If you’re really lucky, you may even be able to bottle feed a young joey.

If you adore cute and cuddly animals, you’ll love a Fluff ’n’ Stuff experience.

Raptor Ranger

Get up close and personal with some of Australia’s deadliest hunters. The Peregrine Falcon is the fastest creature on the planet. The Barn Owl is a silent assassin. For those fascinated by predators and prey, this face-to-face 1 hour encounter is an experience of a lifetime.

If you’ve always dreamed of having a bird of prey perched on your glove, Raptor Ranger is a bucket list experience for you.

Menagerie Mayhem

The Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary encounters are generally catered to suit people who love one particular species. However, the 4 hour Menagerie Mayhem encounter is well and truly tailored for the all-round animal lover.

Menagerie Mayhem will fill your day with experiences you’ve only dreamed of. You’ll spend 4 of the most incredible hours of your life surrounded by fur, feathers, and scales. This behind-the-scenes encounter is a combination of all other encounters at the Sanctuary. You can even nominate your favourite animals and we’ll organise a super-special moment for you.

If you’ve always wanted to be an animal keeper but never had the opportunity, Menagerie Mayhem is the encounter for you.

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