Wildlife Land Trust / Sanctuaries / WA / Amaris Wildlife Sanctuary

Maggie van Santen is the owner of Amaris Wildlife Sanctuary, a property situated in Tenterden, approximately 80km north of Albany, Western Australia. The property is a dedicated wildlife sanctuary and rehabilitation site as well as a home. Maggie plans to restore the property for the benefit of wildlife whilst continuing her wildlife rescue and rehabilitation work.

The property spans approximately 2.02 hectares of mainly undisturbed bushland and features a large dam and a wildlife corridor, which connects to the Tenterden State Forest. Vegetation largely consists of eucalypts, banksias, wattles and native grasses.

An abundance of wildlife is found on the property including western grey kangaroos (Macropus fuliginosus), brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula) and brush-tailed phascogales (Phascogale tapoatafa), as well as a range of native birds and reptiles. The surrounding area is also home to agile wallabies (Macropus agilis) and numbats (Myremecobius fasciatus).