HIRL Parklands and Bandicoot Enclosure

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Visit HIRL and walk into the Parklands to see the Barred Bandicoots in their Parklands Enclosure. This enclosure contains an area of 100 ha of plains grassy woodland enclosed by a 1.8 m high electrified predator control fence.

More than 120 bandicoots were released into the reserve between 1991 and 2003. In 2007, another 30 bandicoots were released. Evidence of breeding was noted just three weeks after the release. The population is increasing and now occupies the entire reserve.

Volunteers at HIRL pride themselves at planting, fostering and maintaining a wonderful collection of native flora.

Take a stroll through out magnificent parkland and gardens to see the beautiful collection of Native Flora, in its natural state. Stop for a while and hear and see the many native birds that utilise this fantastic resource. Local native plants have been grown to foster the establishment of our native bird species


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