Barrington Tops: The Devils are back
Conservation organisations Aussie Ark, WildArk and Re:wild are celebrating the birth of nine Tasmanian Devils born in the wild on mainland Australia for the second year in a row. The arrival of these pint-sized carnivores is an important moment in the organisation’s DevilComeback campaign, a wild plan to rewild Australia – the country with the world’s worst mammal extinction rate.
In 2020, 28 Tasmanian devils were released into the Barrington Wildlife Sanctuary which marked the start of the DevilComeback campaign. Successful breeding of Tasmanian devils in the wild was confirmed last year for the first time in 3,000 years. This year’s season was critical in determining the long-term success of the program, and the confirmation of nine joeys already in pouch is a significant step in the right direction.
As a not-for-profit organisation, Aussie Ark raises the necessary funds to continue its ambitious vision, which calls for the construction of captive facilities and predator-proof fencing on semi-wild parcels of land.
You can support Aussie Ark and their conservation efforts by donating at aussieark.org.au/donate