Wildlife Land Trust / Sanctuaries / TAS / Zoodoo Wildlife Refuge

Donna Cuttriss is the owner of Zoodoo Wildlife Refuge, a property situated in Tea Tree, approximately 30km north of Hobart, Tasmania. The property is a wildlife sanctuary also used for education, and neighbours Zoodoo Zoo. Donna plans to work collaboratively with surrounding title owners to manage the entire Coal River Tier region for its natural values. She also plans to develop programs that engage the local community in learning about the native species and habitats in the area and how best they can be conserved. The property is additionally registered with Land for Wildlife.

Zoodoo Wildlife Refuge covers approximately 120 hectares and comprises part of the Coal River Tier. Featuring southwest slopes rising to an altitude of 400m, the property is a remnant patch of native bushland surrounded by agricultural land. Vegetation is largely comprised of Eucalyptus Globulus Dry Forest and Woodland, and Kangaroo Grass (Themeda triandra) Grassland.

An abundance of native wildlife is present including Tasmanian devils (Sarcophilus harrisii), spotted-tailed quolls (Dasyurus maculatus), bare-nosed wombats (Vombatus ursinus), Bennett’s wallabies (Macropus rufogriseus), Tasmanian pademelons (Thylogale billardierii), short-beaked echidnas (Tachyglossus aculeatus) and nine species of native land snails. Birdlife Australia surveying has identified a good assemblage of native birds on the property, including a nesting pair of Tasmanian wedge-tailed eagles (Aquila audax fleayi) close to the boundary.