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Attractions in Gidgegannup


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Happy Hooves Farm Sanctuary

Set on 150 acres of generous pasture and beautiful native bushland, we rescue, rehabilitate, where possible rehome and provide sanctuary to farm animals in need

  • Type:Attractions
  • Suited For:Families,Toddlers (0 - 3),Kids (4 - 12)
  • Activity:Animal Farm

Details

  • Open Days:Friday,Saturday,Sunday,School holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday
  • Tour Locations:Gidgegannup

Description

Happy Hooves Farm Sanctuary is a not-for-profit farm sanctuary located in Gidgegannup, Western Australia. We currently provide a forever home with lots of love and care to over 200 rescued animals.

Why do farmed animals need rescuing?

In Australia so called “production” animals are excluded from the protection of animal welfare legislation.  Sadly they are often forced to endure a life of total misery, be it in factory farms or utterly confined spaces; most of the time barely able to move. In addition to this, many are subjected to horrid acts of cruelty that for a domesticated animal such as a cat or dog would be illegal, and the perpetrators prosecuted. These animals live without sunshine, without freedom, without the ability to socialise, without hope. As the so called “higher being”, humans have decided that some animals are our ‘friends’ and other animals are simply ‘food’. What we need to understand, is that ALL animals have exactly the same capacity to feel pain, to suffer, to feel fear, to feel joy and the same desire to live a full life. We hope to show at our sanctuary, that it can be different, the world can change. Compassion and kindness makes a huge difference to every living creature.

Paruna Sanctuary

A significant body of land forming a corridor connecting Walyunga and the Avon Valley National Park. A number of walk trails available. Most trails closed during bushfire season Dec - March.

  • Type:Attractions
  • Suited For:Kids (4 - 12),Teens (13 - 17),Families
  • Activity:Wildlife Park/Centre
  • Open days/Times:7 Days from May 1 to October 30 2018

Details

  • Open Days:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday

Description

Paruna Sanctuary, in the beautiful Avon Valley east of Perth, forms an important wildlife corridor that links two regionally significant National Parks - Walyunga National Park and Avon Valley National Park – to create a combined protected area of approximately 19,500 ha.  Flanked by the regionally significant Avon-Swan River, Paruna features stunning woodlands of Wandoo and Powderbark. 

Fencing of the southern boundary of the sanctuary, combined with a regional feral animal control program, has allowed the successful reintroduction of two key mammal species to Paruna sanctuary and the adjacent National Parks – the nationally endangered Black-flanked Rock-wallaby and the Tammar Wallaby.

Paruna also supports a number of other threatened species, including the Chuditch (Western Quoll), as well as iconic small mammals such the Honey Possum.

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