Wildlife Land Trust / Sanctuaries / TAS / Endor

Bradley and Jodie Swan are the owners of Endor, a property located in Molesworth, approximately 30km northwest of Hobart, Tasmania. The property is a residence and wildlife sanctuary also used for wildlife rehabilitation, with a wildlife rescue centre currently in construction. Bradley and Jodie intend to create a safe haven for native species on their property whilst rescuing and rehabilitating orphaned and injured animals.

The property spans 3.6 hectares of mixed woodland and grassland habitat. Vegetation is dominated by various eucalypts, wattles including blackwood (Acacia melanoxylon) and native cherry trees (Exocarpos cuppressiformis). Open areas are populated by a variety of native grasses, rushes and bracken ferns.

Wildlife is abundant and includes Bennetts wallabies (Macropus rufogriseus), Tasmanian pademelons (Thylogale billardierii), spotted-tailed quolls (Dasyurus maculatus), Tasmanian devils (Sarcophilus harrisii), Tasmanian bettongs (Bettongia gaimardi), southern brown bandicoots (Isoodon obesulus), bare-nosed wombats (Vombatus ursinus), brushtail (Trichosurus vulpecula) and ringtail (Pseudocheirus peregrinus) possums, chocolate-wattled bats (Chalinolobus morio) and short-beaked echidnas (Tachyglossus aculeatus).

The property also provides habitat for tiger snakes (Notechis scutatus), lowland copperheads (Austrelaps superbus), blotched blue-tongued lizards (Tiliqua nigrolutea), mountain dragons (Rankinia diemensis), various native skinks, spotted marsh frogs (Limnodynastes tasmaniensis), brown tree frogs (Litoria ewingi) and common froglets (Crinia signifera​).

A variety of birdlife is also present including grey goshawks (Accipiter novaehollandiae), masked owls (Tyto novaehollandiae), Tasmanian spotted owls (Ninox novaeseelandiae), tawny frogmouths (Podargus strigoides), Tasmanian ravens (Corvus tasmanicus), black currawongs (Strepera fuliginosa), yellow-tailed black cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus funereus), sulphur-crested cockatoos (Cacatua galerita), green rosellas (Platycercus caledonicus), wattle birds, superb fairy wrens (Malurus cyaneus), masked lapwings (Vanellus miles), wood ducks (Chenonetta jubata), northern mallard ducks (Anas platyrhynchos), Tasmanian native-hens (Tribonyx mortierii) and white-faced herons (Egretta novaehollandiae).