Samantha Tro and Albert Stewart are the owners of Kangaroo Country, a property situated in Beecher, approximately 115km southeast of Rockhampton, Queensland. The property is a home as well as a wildlife rehabilitation and release site, specializing in macropods. Samantha and Albert wish to continue rehabilitating macropods while maintaining the property’s habitat for as long as they are able to. Part of the property is a state-designated environmental area of interest and is therefore protected from clearing.
Kangaroo Country covers 16.19 hectares of largely flat land comprised of cleared paddocks and remnant native bushland beside the Calliope River. The property features a home, large shed and a large dam.
A wide range of wildlife is present including eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus), swamp wallabies (Wallabia bicolor), pretty-faced wallabies (Macropus parryi), short-beaked echidnas (Tachyglossus aculeatus), flying-foxes and Krefft’s turtles (Emydura macquarii krefftii).
The property is also home to a multitude of native birds including white-bellied sea eagles (Haliaeetus leucogaster), brahminy kites (Haliastur indus), native ducks, black swans (Cygnus atratus), king parrots (Alisterus scapularis) and finches. Dolphins (Tursiops sp.) are often spotted in the river.