The Mammal Society of NSW’s primary objective is the conservation of native animals in the wild and the establishment of viable and sustainable breeding populations in captivity.
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Keeping Australian native wildlife is a rewarding experience.

The Mammal Society of NSW was established in 2018 with an understanding that keeping selected native mammals as pets makes sense. It is a rewarding, educational and worthwhile hobby for those willing to commit themselves to the best care and higher welfare.

Can native mammals be kept as pets?

Victorians, South Australians and the Northern Territorians have been successfully keeping marsupials and other native mammals for almost half a century. These native mammal keepers have contributed to our knowledge base and have been shown to have a better understanding of biodiversity and conservation.