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The Jirrahlinga Koala and Wildlife Sanctuary is situated on five acres of land a few minutes drive north from the sea-side village of Barwon Heads. The sanctuary and hospital accommodates a variety of native birds and animals in various stages of injury recovery. The hospital and nursery with its small enclosures and humidicribs accommodate such animals as baby kangaroos (joeys), wallabies, possums, reptiles and birds which may be seen recovering from injuries and ailments.
In the larger outdoor enclosures wombats, kangaroos, koalas, wallabies, deer, echidnas and dingoes can be seen.
A host of small aviaries house a variety of small native bird life while in the flight aviaries live the larger birds.
There is a dam which is host to a variety of water birds and is also a stop-over for local bird life as well.
Penguins and seals are also treated at Jirrahlinga and a special area has been established to cope with these ocean dwellers.
Visitors to Jirrahlinga are occasionally allowed access to the hospital and nursery to view facilities and the outdoor enclosures present the opportunity of seeing native animals and birds in natural habitat settings.