Aussie Ark

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In Novem­ber last year the Aussie Ark east­ern quoll project with the Aus­tralian Geo­graphic So­ci­ety was of­fi­cially kicked off with the re­lease of east­ern quolls – the first to be bred in NSW in al­most a cen­tury – into a new AGS-spon­sored sanc­tu­ary. The sanc­tu­ary com­plex includes eight en­clo­sures equipped with nat­u­ral veg­e­ta­tion, hol­low logs, climb­ing struc­tures and nest­ing boxes. From the ini­tial five east­ern quolls re­leased at the site, the pop­u­la­tion now flour­ishes at 36 in­di­vid­u­als, with an ex­pected total of 70 by the end of the year. In re­cent months, an ad­di­tional 10 new quoll breed­ing fa­cil­i­ties have been added at the site and con­struc­tion of a 400ha prop­erty high in Bar­ring­ton Tops is about to get un­der­way. Aussie Ark plans to re­lease 20 young east­ern quolls in early 2019 into the area.

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