Most of the terrestrial mammals that would have been present in the Wildlife Sanctuary prior to European settlement are now local extinct due to a combination of factors - habitat loss/fragmentation, competition and predation (primarily by foxes and cats).

The Wildlife Sanctuary is surrounded by approx 2.5km of predator proof fence and a substantial amount of work has gone into establishing, and maintaining, our predator-free status. The next phase of the Wildlife Sanctuary is to work towards re-introducing some of the smaller mammals species which have disappeared from the landscape.

Species status*

R - resident, no known breeding; RB - resident, breeding; T - transient; NR - near resident and regular visitor; X - has occurred but now locally extinct

Agile Antechinus, Antechinus agilis (X)Common Wombat, Vombatus ursinus (X)Koala, Phascolarctos cinereus (X)
Black Wallaby, Wallabia bicolor (X)Eastern Barred Bandicoot, Perameles gunnii (X)Long-nosed Bandicoot, Perameles nasuta (X)
Brush-tailed Phascogale, Phascogale tapoatafa (X)Eastern Grey KangarooMacropus giganteus (RB)Southern Brown Bandicoot, Isoodon obesulus obesulus (X)
Common Brushtail PossumTrichosurus vulpecula (RB)Eastern Quoll, Dasyurus viverrinus (X)Spot-tailed Quoll, Dasyurus maculatus (X)
Common Dunnart, Sminthopsis murina (X)Fat-tailed DunnartSminthopsis crassicaudata (R)Sugar GliderPetaurus breviceps (RB)
Common Ringtail PossumPseudocheirus peregrinus (RB)Feathertail Glider, Acrobates pygmaeus (X)-
Platypus, Ornithorhynchus anatinus (X)Short-beaked EchidnaTachyglossus aculeatus (R)
Bush Rat, Rattus fuscipes (X)Gould's Wattled BatChalinolobus gouldii (RB)Southern Forest Bat, Vespadelus regulus (R)
Chocolate Wattled Bat, Chalinolobus morio (RB)Grey-headed Flying-fox, Pteropus poliocephalus (NR)Swamp Rat, Rattus lutreolus (X)
Common Bent-wing Bat, Miniopterus schreibersii (RB)Lesser Long-eared Bat, Nyctophilus geoffroyi (R)Water Rat, Hydromys chrysogaster (X)
Eastern Broad-nosed Bat, Scotorepens orion (T)

Little Forest Bat, Vespadelus vulturnus (RB)

White-striped Freetail Bat, Tadarida australis (RB)
Freetail Bat, Mormopterus sp. (R)Little Red Flying-fox, Pteropus scapulatus (T)-

*Taken from Management Plan 2014 by Biosis

Scientific nomenclature is constantly changing! Names were accurate at the time of putting this together. We recommend cross checking names with Atlas of Living Australia.