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A dedicated wildlife rescue and rehabilitation centre

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Beverley Langley is the owner of Minton Farm, a property located in Cherry Gardens, approximately 15km South of Adelaide, South Australia. The sanctuary is a native fauna rescue and rehabilitation centre which houses a wide variety of wildlife, has been fox-proofed with fencing and revegetated along each of its boundaries.

Beverley and her colleagues at Minton Farm have tried to create a safe haven for injured wildlife, as well as for the wildlife inhabitants of the area through the improvement of habitat and control of feral species.  Approximately 600 native animals a year are rescued and rehabilitated on the sanctuary before being released.

The sanctuary covers approximately 2.5 hectares made up of pasture surrounded by vegetation belts of gum, acacia and various understory plants with reeds and rushes planted along the creekline among casuarina and gum regeneration.  The property was cleared and farmed in the late 1800's before being revegetated with endemic species as a wildlife corridor to join remnant local scrub.

Aside from the many species being rehabilitated, fauna sighted on Minton Farm includes several species of wrens, honeyeaters, robins, owls, hawks and whistlers, as well as laughing kookaburras (Dacelo novaeguineae), tawny frogmouths (Podargus strigoides), wedge-tailed eagles (Aquila audax), southern brown bandicoots (Isoodon obesulus), brushtail (Trichosurus vulpecula) and ringtail (Pseudocheirus peregrinus) possums, koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus), western grey kangaroos (Macropus fuliginosus melanops) and southern hairy nosed wombats (Lasiorhinus latifrons).

Property Name Minton Farm
Property Size 2.5 hectares
Property Features Wildlife Carer
Owners Beverley Langley
Member Since 2011
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