28 Nov REWILDING EASTERN QUOLLS
Eastern quolls return to the wild – Booderee National Park
Following another extremely successful breeding season at Aussie Ark in 2019 with the birth of 51 new baby quolls, the Aussie Ark insurance population now is home to over 100 Endangered Eastern quolls! As a part of the Tasmanian Quoll Conservation Program (TQCP), the Aussie Ark insurance population continues to grow protecting one of Australia’s most charismatic species.
Over the years, we continue to retain a protected and genetically robust population within specialised facilities at Aussie Ark. In 2019, 10 of the newest generation of Eastern quolls were released in the first Aussie Ark Barrington Wildlife Sanctuary and 20 Eastern quolls were returned to the wild in mainland Australia at Booderee National Park NSW.
The Aussie Ark team is extremely excited to be partnered with Rewilding Australia to return quolls to the wild, and Booderee is just the place. Booderee National Park stretches across 6,379 hectares at Jervis Bay on the south coast of New South Wales. The national park is home to over 200 species of birds, 30 species of native mammals, 37 species of reptiles, 17 species of amphibians and 180 species of native fish.
Eastern quolls once thrived up and down Eastern Australia but were wiped out over half a century ago, now surviving only in Tasmania. As a predator species, Eastern quolls are critical to the health of the ecosystem they are a part of. Long-term feral pest control of cats and foxes have allowed for the re-introduction of this key species back to the wild at Booderee national park , and we can do it – but only with YOUR help.
You can HELP send Eastern Quolls back to the wild at Booderee National Park!
With your help via a crowdfunding campaign this year, we were able to establish an insurance population of quolls at Aussie Ark. Since then, we have had enormous success in breeding.
You can help support their journey back to the wild in the following ways:
- $50 – Will allow for one purpose built transport box to carry quolls back to Booderee
- $100 – will provide pre-release veterinary health checks to ensure quolls’ heath prior to release.
Your tax deductible donation today can help return our Quolls Back to Booderee!