What's happening at the sanctuary
We would like to take the opportunity once again bring you up to date with our
conservation programmes and new developments that have been underway
at the sanctuary in 2010.
We have recently expanded our reception, gift shop, interpretation centre,
viewing area and car parking to assist us in catering for increased visitors to
the sanctuary and for larger coach groups.
There has also been quite a bit of work done on some of the enclosures and
walking tracks throughout the sanctuary, this will be an ongoing development
for D@C into the future.
The focus of the facility over the next few years will be to continue to enhance
the visitor experience, to maintain a genetically and demographically diverse
breeding population of animals and continue with our field monitoring work
which will include the release of a small number of individuals into the wild.
We successfully bred all three species housed at the sanctuary this year. It
has been our first season of breeding Eastern Quoll. We have 7 baby devils,
10 baby Spotted-tail and 3 baby Eastern quoll all starting to enjoy the warmer
So if you are visiting Tasmania in next few months it is an ideal time to see
baby animals at the sanctuary.
'Sincere thanks to Leigh Reid and Cradle Mountain Lodge and Mark Walsh at Discovery Holiday parks for their support of devils @ Cradle and the conservation of the Tasmanian devil.'