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“Conservation Ark” Opens at the Australian Reptile Park

Posted By : The Animal Facts Editorial Team

Date: November 3, 2021 1:20 pm

Conservation Ark Australian Reptile Park

Tim Faulkner (left) and the  Hon. Minister Ley MP (right) with a turtle which is being cared for at Conservation Ark

Photo Credit: Aussie Ark

Aussie Ark have opened their new facility “Conservation Ark” located at the Australian Reptile Park. It will help to showcase the work which is being undertaken by Aussie Ark to conserve Australian Wildlife.

The facility was officially opened this week by the Honourable Sussan Ley MP. She said of the program “It is incredibly significant to have this project here at Aussie Ark. We love the partnership that we have with Aussie Ark because we know that as a conservation organisation they understand what to do and how to do it best practice, with the best science to give the animals the best chance at recovery” 

Development of Conservation Ark was supported by the Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation program – an initiative of the Australian Government. This program provided $850,000 to protect endangered species such as the Manning River Turtle, Brush-Tailed Rock-wallaby, giant barred frog and the stuttering barred frog.

Conservation Ark is a collection of endangered or threatened wildlife breeding programs which are producing outcomes in the real world.

Conservation Ark Australian Reptile Park

A ribbon is cut to open the “Conservation Ark” facility at the Australian Reptile Park

Photo Credit: Aussie Ark

Aussie Ark President, Tim Faulkner says “The support from the Government’s Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Program has been game changing. These new facilities are state-of-the-art and better yet, they will allow Aussie Ark to achieve enormous things for wildlife,” 

Mr Faulkner continued “We hope that in the coming years we will be reporting to our community about incredible breeding seasons, births and of course the return of these animals to the wild!”

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Current programs being run at Conservation Ark include Australian freshwater turtles, endangered amphibians and koalas. Aussie Ark are best known for their work with the Tasmanian devil in the Barrington Tops. Expansion is ongoing though with plans to add the broad-toothed rat and squirrel gliders to their programs.

Guests visiting the Australian Reptile Park will be able to explore the new facilities which are included in the ticket price.

The work of Aussie Ark is made possible through partnerships with the Australian Reptile Park, Re:Wild, WildArk, WIRES, Glencore, Australian Geographic, Symbio Wildlife Park, Sydney Helicopters and FAME.

Conservation Ark Australian Reptile Park

Tim Faulkner (left) and the  Hon. Minister Ley MP (center) with a turtle which is being cared for at Conservation Ark

Photo Credit: Aussie Ark

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

Learn more about Aussie Ark on their website – Aussie Ark

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