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This sanctuary played a major role in saving and rehabilitating the hundreds of animals injured or displaced by the 2009 bushfires. You can visit the Wildlife Health Centre (an animal rescue hospital) to see veterinarians caring for (and operating on) injured or orphaned wildlife. The sanctuary is a great place to see native animals in almost-natural surroundings. Walk through the peppermint-scented gum forest, which rings with the chiming of bellbirds, and see wedge-tailed eagles, dingoes, koalas, wombats, reptiles, and more. The sanctuary opened in 1921 to preserve endangered species and educate the public. There's a gift shop, a cafe serving light meals, and picnic grounds.