While Kaarakin is heavily focused on the conservation of Black Cockatoos, we are also home to Wildlife Australia – who rescue and care for other native fauna – and Australian Threatened Species Centre who cares for the dingoes. 

Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Conservation Centre

Rescuing and caring for black cockatoos

More than one hundred and fifty black cockatoos from each of the three species (Carnaby’s, Baudin’s, and Forest Red-Tailed Black Cockatoo) are currently in care at Kaarakin and through various stages of rehabilitation.

These resident birds get social and natural enrichment to keep their minds active and healthy.

Australian Threatened Species Centre

Our adult pair of Pilbara dingoes, Max and Mia, had puppies in 2011. Four of those pups continued to live on site with their parents. Sadly, we lost Kayla and Bonza.

Mia and max’s surviving pups at Kaarakin are Sophie and Woosha. Sophie is a sweet girl who will flop on the ground for a tummy rub just like her mum. Sophie lives with Max since mum and dad couldn’t agree on most things after the pups were born (some kind of “dingo divorce”!).

Woosha lives with Mia. He was the biggest of the litter and is a big animal as an adult weighing around 26 kgs or more with his winter coat on! He is less interested in cuddles but will offer you his backend for a good rub.

We also have Denni and Shadow now living together onsite. Denni is a timid Alpine dingo, who loves to observe everyone and everything but she loves cuddles with her favourite handlers. Her sister and brother are Amy and Alex and Shadow was offspring to another of her siblings.

Shadow can be a bit boisterous and encourages “chasey” games with Denni. He is extremely fond of rubs and hugs with his handlers.

Our two Alpine dingoes, Alex and Amy, live on the Kaarakin site. They are very friendly so make sure you ask to meet them when you visit. You can get up close and personal with Alex and Amy by booking a dingo encounter.

All of our dingoes are walked every day – a task which keeps our dingo handler volunteers very busy! You can see some of our dingoes while on a private tour at Kaarakin.

You can read more about the dingoes on this page.

Wildlife Australia

There are grey and red kangaroos on site as well as galahs, emus, and a black swan. Most were left behind by the previous tenants of the property and are permanent residents at our Kaarakin site. You can see our Wildlife residents while on a private tour at Kaarakin or during one of our open tour weekends.

Support our Cause

Kaarakin relies on sponsorship and donations to stay open. Without your continued support, we would not be able to continue our extensive conservation efforts for the black cockatoo. Every donation and every dollar counts. 100% of your donation helps to conserve cockatoos. You too could take action for the conservation of the black cockatoos!

There are many ways to support Kaarakin!

Visit Kaarakin

There are many options for visiting Kaarakin. Be sure to check our page “How to visit Kaarakin“.

Although we are not open to the general public, private professionally led guided tours can be arranged.