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Reintroduction of adorable species going well

By Barcham - 22 March 2013 8

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Good news everyone! A project to introduce the eastern bettong onto the mainland is going well, and soon we will hopefully be overrun by these adorable marsupials.

“From an original population of 32 bettongs translocated from Tasmania and introduced into the protected environs of the Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary, there are now over 50 adult bettongs,” said Daniel Iglesias, Director, Parks and Conservation.

“A second population at Tidbinbilla has grown to 53 adults and a further 19 pouch young, from the original group of 30 adults translocated there in 2011 and 2012. Vet checks this week showed that all animals are in good health.

“Reintroduction projects are notoriously difficult to establish so we are very excited that both populations are doing so well. This is truly a testament to the hard work of all the partners.

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8 Responses to
Reintroduction of adorable species going well
Deckard 7:51 pm 22 Mar 13

johnboy said :

We do a bettong cull??

What do they taste like?

poetix 4:33 pm 22 Mar 13

I was responding to the generic term, not the specific one.

johnboy 3:56 pm 22 Mar 13

We do a bettong cull??

poetix 3:54 pm 22 Mar 13

Barcham said :

Jivrashia said :

adorable marsupials

You’re new here Barcham, aren’t you?

I am very confused. What?

Are you saying marsupials cannot be adorable?

New here? New where?

I have no idea what is going on.

Some people say they are best regarded as potential burgers.

Or snags.

There is the yearly massacre/cull debate, too.

KB1971 12:00 pm 22 Mar 13

Well, they will ether overrun the continent or the foxes will get fatter…….

Barcham 11:41 am 22 Mar 13

Jivrashia said :

adorable marsupials

You’re new here Barcham, aren’t you?

I am very confused. What?

Are you saying marsupials cannot be adorable?

New here? New where?

I have no idea what is going on.

Jivrashia 10:35 am 22 Mar 13

adorable marsupials

You’re new here Barcham, aren’t you?

poetix 9:46 am 22 Mar 13

Well the one in the picture doesn’t look very well…

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