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TasTAFE Graduation and Awards Night

TasTAFE Graduation and Awards Night

We are proud to be the TasTAFE provider for Certificates II and III in Animal Studies, and with that privilege comes the fun of having our awards night! All our past, current and graduating students from 2015 were invited along to our Graduation and Awards Night in March to celebrate their achievements. We think graduating is an awesome achievement in itself, but extra congrats go to the following students […]

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Species Spotlight: Tasmanian Bettong (Bettongia gaimardi)

Species Spotlight: Tasmanian Bettong (Bettongia gaimardi)

Location Also known as the southern or eastern bettong, these little creatures were once common along the coastal areas of eastern Australia, from south-east Queensland to the south-east tip of South Australia. Due to the introduction of the red fox and the European rabbit, this species of bettong is now extinct on the mainland, and has a ‘near threatened’ classification in Tasmania. You’ll only find the bettong in the […]

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Bonorong in the Washington Post

We recently had a visit to the Sanctuary from freelance writer, editor and chocolate lover Eagranie Yuh, and she wrote this wonderful profile piece on our devil ‘retirement village’. (The photo in this post is also hers). Thanks, Eagranie! It’s December in Tasmania, and my shoulders are baking in the late afternoon sun as Greg Irons, the owner and director of Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, climbs into an enclosure with two Tasmanian […]

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Update: Tasmania’s first wildlife hospital

Update: Tasmania’s first wildlife hospital

As many of you will know, we’ve been fundraising to create Tasmania’s first wildlife hopsital. And thanks to your support, the building is underway! After reaching out to our contacts both in Tasmania and on the mainland, we found the best way forward was to contract a Melbourne business to build the clinic locally, then have it shipped down to us where it will be finished on site. While […]

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How do you take blood from a Tasmanian devil?

How do you take blood from a Tasmanian devil?

At Bonorong we house an insurance population of healthy Tasmanian devils, along with conducting a successful captive breeding program. It is hoped that these programs, in tandem with similar programs around Australia, will ensure that we have enough genetically-diverse devils to allow a reintroduction program once the  Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD) is under control. (You may have also seen our ‘retirement village’ of healthy devils who are past breeding […]

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