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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 field survey turned into an emergency intervention when many animals found dead due to the drought and bush fires. 

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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 Australia’s largest wild koala sanctuary with 1,500 of the species to be opened in the Aussie Ark by the end of this year,

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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 and is

“We’re not at imminent risk here, we’re in the north west top corner and normally the fires burn to the easst,

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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 from the sanctuary and ready for the release of native endangered species on November 6, explained Tim Faulkner,

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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 all build insurance for the threatened native species.

“Australia is in the midst of a crisis with one of the highest extinction rates in the world,

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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 asking for ideas from the community, with the person who puts forward the winning name being given a tour of the Aussie Ark for two people valued at $300 and will meet the joey.

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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 survival of the species with more than 90 percent of the wild population lost.

Liz Vella,

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August 21, 2019
Another 51 Eastern Quolls in the World!

THE Aussie Ark is proud to announce the arrival of 51 Eastern quolls at their conservation facility on the Barrington Tops.

Pouch inspections revealed the 51 joeys, breaking previous breeding records of the cute marsupial, which has been extinct on mainland Australia since 1963.

This is the third breeding season for the Easter quolls at the Aussie Ark and their new numbers will help build a robust insurance population for their species.

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