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SPECIES

The wildlife we protect

Aussie Ark is committed to saving some of Australia’s most threatened wildlife. We are focussed on creating a pre-European environment in the NSW Barrington region. We have selected species that in recent times have declined significantly and who play a key role within their ecosystem. These species need our help, and together we can change their fate. Together we can save them.

Read more about the wildlife we protect below.

  • The Parma wallaby is a small animal, with a length between 45-55cm, not including the length of the tail, which is about the same length again....

  • The Tasmanian devil is the world’s largest surviving marsupial carnivore and was once found on the mainland of Australia, but now only found in Tasmania....

  • The eastern quoll is a medium-sized carnivorous dasyurid marsupial native to Australia. They once used to be common throughout Australia, but were declared extinct on the mainland in 1963....

  • Often confused with rodents, bandicoots are small, omnivorous marsupials. They are about the size of a rabbit, and have a pointy snout, humped back, thin tail and large hind feet....

  • The rufous rat-kangaroo (Aepyprymnus rufescens), more commonly known as the rufous bettong, is a small marsupial species of the family Potoroidae found in Australia....

  • The long-nosed potoroo is a of the smallest and most ancient members of the kangaroo family and represent, a living fossil, having remained relatively unchanged for around 10 million years....

  • A small and muscular macropod, the Brush-tail rock-wallaby is known for its long and bushy tail, white cheek stripe and black stripe from its forehead to the back of its head....

  • This striking medium sized freshwater turtle is recognised by their distinct colouring, they are known for their yellow markings on the underside of its shell, and tail, as well as a clear yellow stripe from the jaw, down to the neck of the shell....