Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary opened in 1927 as a safe refuge for sick, injured, and orphaned koalas, at a time when the species was being culled for the fur trade. Founder, Claude Reid, recognised something had to be done to help protect one of Australia's most iconic species. Today, Lone Pine remains as a destination for local and international guests to not only see native Australian animals, but to also connect and learn, and to leave feeling inspired to make small, positive changes in their daily lives to help protect their own native wildlife and habitats.
I found a stunning photograph of their 12 year old Wedged Tailed Eagle, Omega, and asked to work with them to create the painting. They were only too happy to help out and told me all about Omega and what his character is like. To check out their website and find out more about them, please follow the link below:
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