Mammals

We pride ourselves on having friendly relaxed animals that are happy to interact with people. When you first walk out into the park, you will most likely be greeted by a very friendly group of Forester kangaroos, including joeys in their mother’s pouch.

Not far from the main entrance you can find our Eastern Quolls and Spotted-tail quolls enjoying one of their daily feeds, and basking in the sun. At Natureworld you will experience an array of Tasmanian mammals, including our iconic Tasmanian devil, Whitney the Wombat, Teddy the Koala, Tasmanian Bettong, Golden possum, Pademelon, Bennett’s wallaby and more.

Keeper Sarah with Bethan, the very cute young devil

Forester Kangaroo and young joey

Latest news

Eastern Quoll Success Story

This beautiful young eastern quoll has six joeys hanging out of her pouch. There is a funny story behind this female. She and her brother were found in a local supermarket when it was noticed packages of meat were going missing from the display freezer. The opportunistic youngsters after being weaned from their mother must have found a way into the building where they made themselves at home. This successful breeding is a contribution towards the Tasmanian quoll breeding program operated by several wildlife sanctuaries. Her offspring will likely be going to the worthy cause of re-establishing this species in the wild on mainland Australia.

Successful Tasmanian devil breeding

We are pleased to announce the insurance population of Tasmanian devils held at Natureworld have produced 15 pouched young this season.  This is a fantastic boost to the number of devils secure from the deadly facial tumor disease.  These babies are important genetic contributors to the future of this endangered species.