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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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January 9, 2020
Koalas Need to Board the Ark Urgently

AUSSIE Ark have announced they are expediting a place for koalas to call home at their sanctuary in the Barrington, following the devastating bush fires and are fundraising for $369,000 to help fence the sanctuary and assist in fire-proofing the protected area. At the start of last year the conversation charity began plans to establish […]

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January 8, 2020
Local Native Animals Can’t Catch A Break

TIM Faulkner, president of Aussie Ark is in the Barrington working to help native species which are being pushed to the brink by drought, fires and feral pets preying on them when they are most vulnerable. Thankfully the Aussie Ark is situated in a part of the Barrington which has been spared by the fires […]

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October 29, 2019
One Less Feral Cat

CATS kill six million animals each day in Australia, but the last feral cat captured in the soon to open feral proof wildlife sanctuary at Aussie Ark, will no longer be one of them. Staff at the Ark have spent two years preparing the 4,00 hectare sanctuary, riding it of feral foxes, cats and pigs […]

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October 15, 2019
Aussie Ark Bursting with Babies

THERE have been more than 130 joeys born at the Aussie Ark this breeding season, marking the most successful season since the Ark opened in 2011. Tim Faulkner, president of the Aussie Ark, said the team is over the moon with the bumper year of parma wallabies, Tasmanian devils, eastern quolls and bettongs, which will […]

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October 3, 2019
Unnamed Joey Needs Your Ideas

A six month old Parma wallaby joey is lucky to be alive after being rejected by its mum. Fortunately, the wallaby was found and now calls the Aussie Ark home, where it will be part of a program to keep the threatened species alive. Now it just needs a name, so the Aussie Ark are […]

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August 29, 2019
Timmy and Tammy Up For Adoption

NAMED after the iconic Australian biscuits, Timmy and Tammy are six month old Tasmanian Devils who have been put up for adoption to help their whole species survive. The joeys are part of a bumper crop of 69 Tasmanian Devil joeys born this season at the Aussie Ark and are the greatest hope for the […]

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