In 2008 beautiful Dusty was hand reared by Jacqui from a baby when his mum managed to sneak a nest of eggs past us and they all hatched. Dusty must have been a day late and mum had left him to die whilst looking after the other ducklings. Jacqui actually pulled shell off him and moved him straight inside with her not expecting him to live. He still thinks Jacqui is his Mum.
Smudge arrived at Big Ears on the 19th July 2017. He had been hand raised and very spoilt but his owners had to find him a new home. He was born in May 2013 as part of a school breeding program. He is very gentle and loves a cuddle. He gets on well with Scallywag and Albert his new paddock mates and loves lucerne chaff. He also has the biggest eyes we have ever seen on a goat.
Licorice came to Big Ears in 2015 after being rescued from the Hobart RSPCA. It had been determined that she wouldn’t find a home as she was very timid and elusive. She now lives with her big white partner rabbit Terry.
Billy Baggins came to the sanctuary in February 2017. He had been found in the backyard of a Big Ears volunteer, all alone, very young and very easy to catch. It was because of this that we initially thought there was something wrong with him but it turned out he was healthy, it may have been his nest was disturbed by predators.
It wasn’t long before we discovered Billy loved sitting and sleeping in a hammock. He spends a lot of the day in the hammock sleeping in the sun. He is very very friendly and just loves cuddle time with Jacqui.
Phillip is one of 6 bunnies that travelled from Victoria in December 2014 to have their forever home here at Big Ears as a family. They had been living with an elderly person who passed away and their carer wanted them to live in an outdoor environment. At that time there were no outside sanctuaries for rabbits in Victoria due to foxes.