The rarely-seen wildlife whisperer is spotted in Gloucester!
Staff from Destination Barrington Coast had the pleasure of meeting recently with Tim Faulkner and Alison Buckland from Aussie Ark.
This iconic conservation facility is secluded in Barrington Tops at the highest point of the Barrington Coast. It’s famous for a successful breeding program for endangered Tasmanian Devils and Tim is their much-loved ‘wildlife whisperer’.
Upcoming fundraising events at Aussie Ark were discussed with the Barrington Coast marketing staff, including the possible return of the popular open days at Aussie Ark during the January 2020 school holidays.
The inaugural open days earlier this year brought almost 4,000 visitors through Gloucester on their way to Aussie Ark for a family-friendly tour of the facility. These open day visits are a unique experience, walking through the huge natural enclosures to view Tassie Devils interacting and feeding.
“We can highly recommend the open days to Barrington Coast visitors,” said Tim. “The hungry howling at feeding time may remind you of family dinner at your place, but the trip to Aussie Ark is well worth it!”
The additional of Eastern quolls to the proposed 2020 open day program is expected to draw even more visitors to the region, eager to hear about the conservation work for these adorable but feisty spotted marsupials.
Aussie Ark welcomes the public’s support of their conservation programs and you can help save our endangered Australian animals: attend an open day, take a guided Devils In The Wild Tour, adopt an animal, fundraise at your school, stay overnight at Devils Retreat or simply donate.
About Tim Faulkner
Tim Faulkner is a recognised leader in Australian conservation with a worldwide reputation in the zoological community. He is president of Aussie Ark and a director of the renowned Australian Reptile Park. Tim was awarded the 2015 Australian Geographic Conservationist of the Year for his work and contribution in the conservation of the Tasmanian devil at Aussie Ark.
About Aussie Ark
Aussie Ark was established in 2011 as Devil Ark, with a focus on saving the iconic Tasmanian devil from extinction. Due to its overwhelming success, the role of the organisation has expanded, and now has vision of creating a long-term future for more of our threatened Australian species… together with a new name: Aussie Ark.
Photo: Barrington Coast staff with Aussie Ark at Gloucester Visitor Centre: Thomas Davey, Alison Buckland (Aussie Ark), Ben Andrews, Tim Faulkner (Aussie Ark) and Sharon Bultitude.