Kanyana's founders, Lloyd and June Butcher have been involved in wildlife rehabilitation at their 3-acre property and residence since 1962. During 1986 a hospital complex was constructed and Kanyana operates on one acre of the property.
Since its inception the centre has more than doubled in capacity to meet the rehabilitation needs of wildlife admitted from the local community and around the state. Approximately 2000 animals representing 150 species are admitted annually with figures continuing to increase. Kanyana outgrew its first facility and in May 2010 moved to a new site at the former Girl Guide campsite Paxwold, with a purpose built hospital and incorporating a training and education centre.
Kanyana has negotiated a license agreement with the Shire of Kalamunda and DEC to relocate to the new facility
The 16 hectare property is set in quiet bushland and is surrounded by National Park. The site is Heritage listed in recognition of the history of the Girl Guides previous ownership of the site. The Girl Guides Association have been very supportive of Kanyana's move to the centre. Kanyana is looking forward to continuing the relationship with the Girl Guides and maintaining the heritage of the site.
This new facility will enable us to continue to meet the growing demand for our services.
Our Vision Statement
To establish and maintain a "State of the Art" rehabilitation facility, for the humane and ethical treatment of native wildlife.
To excel in endangered species breeding programs.
To offer research facilities and to initiate research projects relating to Australia's unique wildlife.
To provide a unique community facility incorporating an interactive educational; and multipurpose visitor centre which will be an attraction to resident, interstate and international visitors.