Our Animals

WE CARE FOR AUSTRALIA'S WILDLIFE

FEATHERDALE SYDNEY WILDLIFE PARK IS DEDICATED TO THE WELFARE OF ALL AUSTRALIAN NATIVE ANIMALS.

We take pride in being caretakers of the world's largest collection of Australian native wildlife. With over 2,000 native animals in our care, we are committed to giving them the highest level of attention and protection. Among this diverse group, 68 endangered species have found a home at Featherdale, making our park an excellent place for you to discover and understand some of Australia's most threatened species. Australian Wildlife Parks cares for over 3000 across its iconic parks - Mogo Wildlife Park, Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park and Hunter Valley Wildlife Park. Here's some of the species that you'll meet when you visit us at Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park. (Some individuals live at our sister parks, so why not become an Ultimate Explorer to discover them all!)

Click on the animal image to learn more about these Featherdale native animal species

  • All Animals
  • All Animals
  • Birds
  • Mammals
  • Marsupials
  • Parrots

Penguin

Eudyptula minor

Little Penguins live in colonies that can have hundreds of members ashore at one time. From June-August, males will come ashore and renovate old burrows or dig new ones.

Kangaroo Island Kangaroo

Macropus giganteus

Like other Kangaroo species, Kangaroo Island Kangaroos live in mobs consisting of a dominant male, several adult females and subordinate males, and joeys.

Kookaburra

Dacelo novaeguneae

Laughing Kookaburras are very territorial and sedentary, usually living in small family groups which co-operate in raising young and protecting territory

Emu

Dromaius Novaehollandiae

Emus are the world’s second tallest bird, and third heaviest. They are a flightless species- however they do have small wings which they use to cool themselves.

Wombat

Vombatus ursinus

Common Wombats are a short, robust marsupial native to south-east Australia and Tasmania

Status: Endangered

Tasmanian Devil

Sarcophilus harrisii

Tasmanian Devils are primarily solitary animals, living in territories that may intersect other individual’s territories. Each territory will have 3-4 dens, which can be utilised for years, especially by females with young.

Status: Critically Endangered

Lorikeet

TRIGLOSSUS AEMATODUS

Calling all bird lovers to our walk through Lorikeet enclosure. Enjoy our stunning Lorikeets flying around and possibly even landing on you!

Status: Least Concern

Koala

Phascolartctos cinereus

Koalas are not a bear, but are in fact a marsupial. Koalas have thick fur that ranges from very light to very dark grey on the head and body, with white patching on the bottom, chest and ears.

Status: Vulnerable

Dingo

Canis lupus

Dingoes do not bark as is the case with domestic dogs. The alpha male and female will usually be the only breeding pair in the pack, with other subordinate members assisting in the rearing of pups.

Status: Vulnerable

Yellow Footed Rock Wallaby

Petrogale xanthopus

Yellow-footed Rock-wallabies live in colonies of up to 100 individuals, consisting of smaller groups with a dominant male, females and sub-dominant males.

Status: Endangered

Cassowary

Casuariidae Casuarius

Southern Cassowaries are solitary birds, coming together only during breeding season from July-September

Status: Vulnerable

Echidna

Tachyglossidae aculeatus

Short-beaked Echidnas belong to a unique group of mammals called Monotremes. Apart from echidnas, the only other animal in the world that belongs to this group is the Platypus.

Quokka

Setonix brachyurus

Often called “the happiest animal in the world”, Quokkas are a small marsupial related to Kangaroos

Status: Vulnerable

Red Tailed Black Cockatoo

Calyptorhynchus banksii

Red-tailed Black-cockatoos are usually found in pairs, small flocks or large, noisy flocks. During the breeding season, which varies according to geographic location, males will strut across perches with their tails fanned out and their crests up to attract females.

OUR ANIMALS ALWAYS COME FIRST

These are some Animals in our care, arranged by conservation and endangerment status:

Critically ENDANGERED

Black Breasted Button Quail

Regent Honeyeater

Swift Parrot

Tasmanian Devil

Endangered

Southern Brown Bandicoot

Brush Tailed Rock Wallaby

Golden Shouldered Parrot

Wombat

Vulnerable

Gouldian Finch

Princess Parrot

Ghost Bat

Blue Billed Duck

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