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September 15, 2020
Aussie Ark Welcomes Eastern Quoll Joeys

FOURTY-SIX Eastern quoll joeys have been born at Aussie Ark this week and will be released into the Barrington Top sanctuaries later this year.  See photos below Since 2017, Aussie Ark has been working tirelessly to repopulate the endangered species, bringing them back to mainland Australia after decades of extinction caused by feral pests, poisoning […]

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September 9, 2020
WIRES Partner With Aussie Ark

AUSSIE Ark are excited to announce they have partnered with Australia’s largest animal rescue organisation, WIRES, has donated $1,045,000 to their conservation efforts following the devastating bushfires. After billions of animals perished in the fires, the two organisations worked side by side to provide on-the-ground relief and are continuing to work together for the benefit […]

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September 7, 2020
Aussie Ark Makes History With Eastern Quoll Release

TWENTY-EIGHT eastern quolls have been released into the Aussie Ark Wildlife Sanctuary, making them the first quolls to return to the Barrington Tops in 60 years. See gallery below. Approximately 90 quoll’s have now been bred through Aussie Ark’s eastern quoll breeding program, with a record breaking 51 joeys born last year. The Barrington Wildlife […]

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August 14, 2020
Aussies Vote for Koala Saving Project

AUSSIE Ark has promised to plant 1,000 trees to create Australia’s largest wild disease-free koala population, after the public voted on it as their next major project. The ‘Conservation from the Couch’ campaign launched in April, allowing Aussies to be directly involved in Aussie Ark initiatives by voting on five projects. After tens of thousands […]

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July 15, 2020
First Peeks From The Pouch

TWO endangered brush-tailed rock wallaby joeys have been spotted poking their heads out of their mother’s pouch, much to the excitement of staff at the Aussie Ark in the Barrington. The NSW government’s Saving Species program has been working with the Aussie Ark to bring the wallabies back from the brink of extinction. Dr Deb […]

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June 3, 2020
Ark Reopens to Human Species

AUSSIE Ark are excited to announce they are reopening to the public, resuming their Devils in the Wild tours and their Devils Retreat on June 6, following the easing of covid-19 restrictions. Tim Faulkner, president of the Aussie Ark said they feel it is now safe enough to resume their tours, with the outdoor nature […]

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March 17, 2020
Hatchlings of Hope

TEN tiny turtles have hatched at the Aussie Ark, hopefully the first of hundreds that will make their way back into our river system each year to ensure the Manning River turtles survive as a species. The eggs were collected along with a few remaining turtles who had survived the devastating drought and bushfires. Tim […]

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February 11, 2020
Hopes Hatchlings Will Help Save Turtles

THE first Manning River turtles and 12 eggs have been rescued from the Barrington to begin a breeding program with the Aussie Ark and the Australian Reptile Park. The eggs are being incubated at the Australian Reptile Park with homes that some of the hatchlings will be the first turtles released back into the wild. […]

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February 6, 2020
Emergency Food Needed

THE drought and fires have resulted in brush-tailed rock wallabies struggling to survive. The Aussie Ark helped the state government assess the species and they found numerous deceased animals, but approximately 30 were found need dwindling water supplies. The surviving animals are now receiving food drops and are being monitored by remote cameras until the […]

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January 20, 2020
Emergency Plans To Save Manning River Turtle

AUSSIE Ark has relocated three Manning River turtles from their home in the Barrington Tops to their partners at the Australia Reptile Park, in an effort to save the species from extinction. The female, male and juvenile were among more than 30 turtles rescued from the Manning River catchment in the Barrington, when a planned […]

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