Animals

One black sheep surrounded by white ones

While visiting Edendale say hello to our guinea pigs and farm animals, including sheep and goats. You can feed the poultry with the food provided. 

See some of our wonderful animals, past and present, in our photo gallery

Talk to staff or take a self-guided walking tour to learn about sustainable land practices and how we get food products from animals.

You can also see our stick insects and learn about their life cycle and see yabbies and other water creatures in our tank displays. We always have new and interesting displays for children on topics like birds’ nests or bees. Visit the reception area to see our displays or have a look our blue tongue lizards in their new outdoor enclosure.

Frequently Asked Questions

What animals do you have at Edendale?

Goats, sheep, Simba the pony, Tina the turtle, spiny leaf stick insects, guinea pigs, a turkey, geese and various breeds of poultry.

Can I go into the animal enclosures?

Visitors can go into our main chicken enclosure on most days. For safety reasons, other animals can only be viewed from outside the enclosures.

Every Wednesday one of our volunteers hosts guinea pig patting from 10am for half an hour, depending on availability, either in the Peppercorn Shelter or near the café.

Can I feed the animals?

You can buy a bag of Chook Food to feed our chickens and turkey, this is for sale for $1 per bag near Reception. Please do not bring your own food for other animals since this can make them sick.

When do you have young animals?

We have chicks at Easter and the September school holidays, lambs in August and kids (young goats) in September.

Do you take in or adopt animals?

No. Unfortunately we cannot take in or adopt animals due to limited space and a risk of disease.