Local Legend - Mandy Watson


There are few people that have the determination and dedication of Kununurra local Mandy Watson - who has devoted much of her life towards the rescue and rehabilitation of our East Kimberley wildlife. Mandy begins everyday, tending to her animals at 4.30am, sometimes caring for 50+ kangaroo's and joeys at a time.


A few afternoons a week she does tours of @kangaroo_haven to raise money to feed and support all the animals living there. Mandy is the go-to woman for every single injured animal in Kununurra, volunteers herself as the local snake handler and has such an amazing wealth of knowledge regarding animal care and welfare.

It was a privilege to photograph her morning routine and witness the bond that Mandy has with these beautiful animals. Mandy told me that she was so thankful for me to come out and photograph her because most of the time she is always the one photographing others, during their tours.


To find out more about Kangaroo Haven's amazing work, or if you'd like to visit for yourself - head over to their website at https://www.kangaroohavenwildliferescue.com.au/ and make a booking.