The Heart and Soul Moonlit Sanctuary – Moonlit Sanctuary

We are so excited to let you know that we will be re-opening on Monday, 1st June.Our wide-open spaces provide a safe environment for you to get out of the house and enjoy meeting our amazing wildlife, who are looking forward to seeing you again.We will be open from 10am – 5pm every day and will be taking bookings for our famous night tours soon.Some other things will be a little different, for both your and our safety, but the heart and soul of Moonlit Sanctuary always remains the same.All animal presentations will be unavailable for a little while and we will only offer close encounters when it is safe to do so. Some areas of the park will have restrictions to comply with social distancing advice.We will only be accepting card payments at the ticket box and café. The café will be open with a smaller menu, but still serving up some great snacks and hot drinks.Tickets can be purchased online, which is preferred, but not essential.We are also offering a ‘Welcome Back’ discount of 15% for day admission Monday through Friday for our first week back. When booking online, please enter the code “Welcome Back” to receive the discount.

Meet Jimmy
Jimmy, the common wombat, loves his human visitors but joined the Moonlit family just as we closed our doors to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
When we told him we were re-opening, we’re sure we saw a huge smile on his face.His enclosure is right beside the entrance so make sure to say hi when you visit.
Please stay safely at home if you or your family are feeling unwell and reschedule your visit. If you have any further questions please contact us.
Critically Endangered Parrots Trained to Survive
Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park provides a world-first training regime for Orange-bellied Parrots.Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park recently released 13 captive-bred Orange-bellied Parrots near Westernport Bay, southeast of Melbourne. This is the first time the parrots have ever been released in this area and involved a world-first training regime for these critically endangered parrots.A large purpose-built release aviary was home to the flock of OBPs for two months before their release, where the birds received their pre-release training. The training aimed to instill site-fidelity through daily re-call training to their specially-designed food station.”The parrots responded extremely well to the training whilst in the aviary,” said Lisa Tuthill, Moonlit Sanctuary’s Life Sciences Manager. “We consulted several international and local animal behaviourists to tailor a program for the parrots and we are thrilled with how the pre-release training progressed.”The time spent in the release aviary also gave the parrots exposure to environmental elements such as wind and rain, and awareness of birds of prey flying overhead, calling and perching in trees.

Please stay safely at home if you or your family are feeling unwell and reschedule your visit. If you have any further questions please contact us.

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