10 cute animals at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

10 cute animals at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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Alex & Raali. Photos to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary.

1-Archie the Tawny frogmouth

An adult of unknown age, Archie came to live at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary after being hit by a car. Archie’s wing was damaged, making it impossible for him to survive in the wild. These days, Archie lives with a small group of other tawny’s who have been similarly injured.

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2-Baby Eastern quoll

This baby Eastern quoll is around four months old. Eastern quolls have been extinct on the mainland since the 20th century and can only be found in Tasmania. When it’s a little older, this little baby will be sent to Mt Rothwell in Victoria to be part of a reintroduction program.

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3-Baby Forester kangaroo

Forester kangaroos are a subspecies of the Eastern Grey family and only found in Tasmania. This little cutie is about 15 months old.

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4-Fidget the brushtail possum

Five-year-old Fidget was orphaned after his mother was hit by a car. Due to his light colouring and poor eyesight, Fidget would have been highly vulnerable to attacks from other possums in the wild. He lives at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary where he is safe.

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5-Fronk the Tasmanian tree frog

Fronk is a part of an important quarantine program keeping the frogs safe from the deadly fungal infection chytridiomycosis, which is decimating frog populations around the world. The program is also attempting to breed the frogs in captivity and gathering data on this little-known species. Fronk is about three years old.

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6-Little Man the Australian wood duck

Six week old Australian wood duck, Little Man, was found wandering alone without his mum. Little Man was hand-raised by one of the Bonorong wildlife keepers and then released back into the wild.

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7-Max the baby wombat

This 10-month-old baby wombat is a lucky chap. Max’s mum was one of the many roadkill victims in Tasmania but Max was fortunate to be found and brought to Bonorong to be cared for. When he’s old enough, Max will be released back into the wild.

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8-Prince the Tasmanian devil

Born at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary as part of the national captive-bred ‘Insurance Population’, five-month-old Prince is quite a charmer. The aim of the program is to safeguard this endangered species against the impact of Devil Facial Tumour Disease. Prince will remain at Bonorong where he is safe from disease and predators.

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9-Randall the echidna

Born in the wild, Randall became a victim of a dog attack and needed one of his legs amputated. His injury has made it extremely difficult for him to survive in the wild. Fortunately for Randall, he now lives at Bonorong where he is safe from predators.

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10-Sugar Glider Posse

There are several sugar gliders at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. Most of them came to live at Bonorong after being injured in the wild, like Lachie who was badly injured in a cat attack and needed several months of recovery.

Sugar gliders are not native to Tasmania, and out compete many native birds and small mammals for food and nesting hollows. For these reasons, these gliders are not able to be released back to the wild so live safely at Bonorong instead.

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