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Baby Bonanza Heralds the Start of Spring at the Australian Reptile Park

Posted By : The Animal Facts Editorial Team

Date: September 24, 2020 12:01 pm

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Some of the baby animals with their adoptive parents.

Photo Credit: The Australian Reptile Park

Spring has sprung at the Australian Reptile Park on Australia’s Central Coast. Keepers have opened a pre-school for all of the baby animals which keepers are currently hand-rearing.

Each day keepers sit down for lunch with their new babies. The animals in care at the moment include six Tasmanian Devil joeys, Ember the koala, Alinta the Yellow-footed rock-wallaby, Eddie the Eclectus parrot and very special guest appearances from two Eastern Quolls and Rufus bettongs from the Australian Reptile Park’s sister charity, Aussie Ark.

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A pair of Tasmanian devils are being hand-reared

Photo Credit: The Australian Reptile Park

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Head of Mammals, Dean Reid commented on the pre-school group, “It’s definitely my favourite time of the day! It’s something myself and all the keepers here look forward to! Not only do we get to look after these gorgeous native Australian animals, but we get to have our own little Mother’s Club at the same time!”

The animals are being hand-reared by keepers for various reasons and receive round-the-clock care from their adoptive parent. Once they grow up the animals will be re-united with their families.

Video of some of the animals which keepers are caring for

Video Credit: The Australian Reptile Park

Reid continued, “The animals are all being hand raised-due to having a bit of a rocky start to their lives, all for different reasons, and it’s safe to say we all have our hands full! Looking after baby animals is no easy task, it includes a lot of two in the morning wake up calls! Thankfully, we’re a very strong team and the animals are doing incredibly well and in perfect health. We can’t wait to reintroduce them to their animal families and get a full night’s sleep in a few months!”

You can learn the stories of two of the joey's in our previous articles.

Meet Alinta the rock wallaby – This Adorable Wallaby Is Being Hand-Reared at the Australian Reptile Park

Meet Ember the koala joey – Australian Reptile Park Celebrate Successful Koala Breeding Season

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Some of the baby animals with their adoptive parents.

Photo Credit: The Australian Reptile Park

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While the animals are being hand-reared they will be ambassadors for their species. You can meet them as they make appearances at the park during the upcoming school holiday period.

Learn more about the Australian Reptile Park on their website – Australian Reptile Park

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A pair of eastern quolls are being hand-reared

Photo Credit: The Australian Reptile Park

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