Wildlife Land Trust / Sanctuaries / QLD / Second Chances

Catherine Buchanan and John Kirk are the owners of Second Chances, a property situated in Murphys Creek, approximately 25km northeast of Toowoomba, Queensland. The property is a residence as well as a wildlife rehabilitation site and sanctuary. Catherine is a registered wildlife carer, and she and John intend to continue using the property to conserve and rehabilitate wildlife. The sanctuary is also registered with Land for Wildlife.

Second Chances spans across 128 hectares of heavily forested land dominated by eucalypts, acacia species and native grasses. Wildlife present on the property includes red-necked wallabies (Macropus rufogriseus), eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus), black-striped wallabies (Macropus dorsalis), brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula), grey-headed flying foxes (Pteropus poliocephalus) and various microbats. Koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) have been heard in the area. A wide range of birdlife including wedge-tailed eagles (Aquila audax) and yellow-tailed black cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus funereus) are also seen throughout the property.