Tasmanian devil joeys born on Australian mainland for first time in 3,000 years

In a Facebook post earlier this week, New South Wales’ Barrington Tops Aussie Ark wildlife sanctuary announced the historic births. 

ENDANGERED WHALES HAVING A BABY BOOM OFF EAST COAST

“The wilds of mainland Australia are experiencing a special kind of baby boom—one that hasn’t happened here in more than 3,000 years. WildArk, in partnership with Aussie Ark and Re:wild, are celebrating the birth of 7 Tasmanian Devil joeys born into Aussie Ark’s 400 hectare Barrington Wildlife Sanctuary,” the sanctuary wrote, noting that its team had been working to establish a sustainable population for the better part of a decade.

Re:wild and WildArk are international nonprofit conservation groups.

“Once they were back, it was entirely up to them. The team at Aussie Ark had been watching them from afar until it was time to step in and confirm the birth of our first wild joeys. And what a moment it was!” the group said. 

Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii), largest carnivorous marsupial native to Australia. (Photo by: Arterra/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii), largest carnivorous marsupial native to Australia. (Photo by: Arterra/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

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