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Congrats Greg – Tourism Minister’s Young Achiever!

Congrats Greg - Tourism Minister's Young Achiever!

What a fantastic evening was had by all last night at the 2016 Tasmanian Tourism Awards held at Wrest Point Hobart! Although Bonorong did not win the Tourism Attraction award that we were a finalist in (well done to our friends at Pennicott Wilderness Journeys for this one!), we were overjoyed that our director Greg Irons was awarded the Tourism Minister’s Young Achiever Award! Greg was left speechless (trust

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September is Save the Koala month!

September is Save the Koala month!

Did you know that September has been ‘Save The Koala Month’? And since today is the last day of September we thought we should do a shout out to our koala friends! Koalas are not native to Tasmania, but they still need our help and protection. Listed as a vulnerable species, habitat loss is the greatest threat to this furry icon. Approximately 80% of Australia’s eucalyptus forests (which is

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Eastern Quolls Move to the Red List

Eastern Quolls Move to the Red List

Yesterday we learnt that the Eastern Quoll has finally been moved from ‘Near Threatened’ to ‘Endangered’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. This has been long overdue and the decision was made because their population is continually declining, by an estimated 50% over the past 10 years in fact. Eastern quolls can only be found in Tasmania as they became extinct on mainland Australia in the mid-1960s.

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Our wildlife hospital is here!!

Our wildlife hospital is here!!

***EXCITING NEWS ANNOUNCEMENT!!!*** Drumroll please! We are absolutely thrilled to let you all know that today was a very special day for everyone at Bonorong….BECAUSE OUR WILDLIFE HOSPITAL ARRIVED!!!…Well the building part anyway!! We know we still have a long way to go, but even just getting the building here has been 5 years in the making, and as many of you would know, those 5 years have been

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Farewell, Tina!

Farewell, Tina!

Our beloved Tina wombat, putting her best paw forward! Last week the Bonorong team farewelled this gorgeous girl as she went off to her release site. Reports are that she’s doing very well! Although saying goodbye is always hard, it is also incredibly rewarding to see animals we have helped save be returned to the wild. Photo thanks to Bernadette Camus.

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