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Newsletter - Autumn Issue - March 2015

Grab our Autumn newsletter below! Find out about:

  • Our newest recruit, Noba, a male woylie
  • Overwhelmingly positive review by the Zoo and Aquarium Association (ZAA) Accreditation Program, especially for care of individual animals and promoting animal natural behaviour in a captive environment (enrichment)
  • Patronage of Her Excellency the honourable Kerry Sanderson, AO, Governor of WA
  • January school holiday program wrap-up - we had over 100 enrolments!
  • Water birds with avian botulism
  • Kanyana's calendar from March to June
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Meet a very special new arrival.


Kanyana's latest breeding program has kicked off!

We have had excellent news from our woylie breeding programme. The impossible has happened and we now have our four females each with joeys in the pouch! Brilliant stuff by them and by our woylie team.

Read the story


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Donate to Kanyana Wildlife via our page at GiveNow.com.au,


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  • Give a one-off donation online
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A Puggle's Progress

puggleClick photo to view video in YouTubeIn late October, an abandoned baby Echidna, known as a puggle, was discovered on a pastoral property in Western Australia's north.  Since then, Kanyana Wildlife founder, June Butcher, assisted by other Kanyana volunteers, has been nurturing the tiny creature.  This video shows the little guy's progress as it feeds from the carer's hand.  

The video was taken in high definition.  To select high definition, click in the bottom right-hand corner of the video window where it says "360p" and then select the required definition.  

Click this link to watch the video in YouTube.

A new version of the video is currently in production.  Watch this space.


Newsletter - Summer Issue - December 2014

Just in time for Christmas! Find out about:

  • Kanyana being honoured twice by the Kalamunda Chamber of Commerce!
  • Animal adoptions - a perfect gift with Christmas just around the corner
  • Kanyana Teens Program All About Birds that was held in November
  • Hospital updates
  • Quiz Night Fundraiser held in October
  • Students from Central Institute of Technology (CIT) combining learning with philanthropy
  • 2014 Summer Sundowner Fundraiser
  • The passion that drives Kanyana's founder, June Butcher, in A Lifetime's Work

Grab the newsletter below!



Children! Open the door to an unforgettable experience!


Bookings essential

Mine Site Training 2014

Fauna First Aid Course


With a focus on training people who work on mining and construction sites, the program will give attendees the knowledge and skills necessary to care for sick and injured wildlife.

Training is offered at Kanyana’s premises in Lesmurdie or on your minesite

Our administrator Marisa is happy to explain more or view the flyer.


New! Wildlife Secrets Magazine

Wildlife Secrets takes you on an excursion through Australia's unique and exciting fauna, with stories and articles from around the country and fantastic full-colour photographs of our truly magnificent wildlife.
Wildlife Secrets magazine covers all aspects of wildlife, including caring, conservation, places to see, reviews, guides, DIY articles and of course great photos!
Wildlife Secrets is a magazine suitable for everyone, including families, wildlife enthusiasts, carers and anyone with even a passing interest in Australian fauna
In their debut issue, they take you on a journey through the amazing Daintree Rainforest, explore bird life on our waterways and take a look at an unexpected feathered visitor from the Antarctic.

Kanyana Launches Online Gift Shop

Now you can order fund raising gifts direct from this website - check out the new Gift Shop 

Fans from afar

Kanyana has fans as far afield as Glenshee, Scotland! Check out this email we recieved:


Hi folks,


Just been watching you on SkyTV here in Scotland, it's the episode with the bandicoot and the wee wallaby jumping around the house which sadly died & I felt so sorry watching June and the possum BUT it's only because of the hard work that's been put in that actually has made the release possible!

I've never been to australia and never ever will due to my massive phobia with snakes so watching Bruce grabbing the things by the tail had me off my seat!! And I'm 51! My aunt has lived in Australia after leaving Perth, Scotland for over 45 years as director of nursing at Temora District Hopsital, NSW but it's out in the bush and I could never stay there so have never been due to my phobia even though it would have been lovely free holiday!!

Wishing all you caring people all the best from Scotland and could you pass on regards to Bruce as well please?

All the best,

Gavin Russell

from Glenshee near Perth in Scotland


Welcome to Kanyana Wildlife

Boodie hoppingBurrowing Bettong (Boodie)For over 30 years Kanyana has been providing hands on specialised care and expertise to ensure our sick, injured and orphaned native animals are given a second chance.

The centre has 120 volunteers who work 365 days a year to take care of sick, injured and orphaned wildlife which come to the centre from all over the state.

If you have found a sick or injured animal please get it to a registered carer or Vet as soon as possible. You can bring the animal to us- we are open 8.30am- 6.30pm every day or call us on 9291 3900.

If you are not nearby, or for after hours help call Wildcare Helpline on 9474 9055 to find the closest wildlife carer to you.

Please download our Glovebox Guide for sick and injured wildlife for more information on how you can help the animal in the short term.

Kanyana is also part of the National Breeding program for Bilbies. We have bred 100 bilbies since 1996. For more information about our Bilbies please visit our Bilby page.

We also have an Education for Conservation Program. Our Education team conduct education sessions either at Kanyana’s Education Centre or visit schools and other community facilities and events.

Nocturnal Tours are a great way to see the animals at Kanyana as most of the animal activity at the centre is at night. Bookings are essential.  Please call our office on 9291 3900 to make reservations. Please see our Price List.