Aussie Ark in NSW's Barrington Tops gets its first snow of the season

Tasmanian devil in the snow. Photo Aussie Ark
Tasmanian devil in the snow. Photo Aussie Ark

Aussie Ark's staff and animals woke up to a snow blanket covering the facility in the Barrington Tops, making the resident Tasmanian devils feel right at home.

As first couple of snow events did not reach Aussie Ark, Tuesday morning's snow was their first fall of the season. Located in the heart of the Barrington Tops at about 1,350 metres above sea level, Aussie Ark is not foreign to this change of temperature.

"Despite the significant drop of temperature, our keepers are trying to make the most out of this winter season," president Tim Faulkner said.

"The sight of our Tasmanian devils enjoying themselves in the snow warms our hearts. They seem to be appreciating the cold way more than the keepers."

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This blanket of snow has occurred right in the midst of Tasmanian devil breeding season, and just a few weeks following first pouch checks. The organisation has so far confirmed 36 Tasmanian devil joeys, with endangered Eastern quolls to be checked in the coming weeks.

As the devil joeys are being bred during the coldest part of the year, the little ones are taking advantage of the warmth in their mother's pouches.

Brush-tailed rock wallaby in the snow. Photo Aussie Ark

Brush-tailed rock wallaby in the snow. Photo Aussie Ark

About Aussie Ark

Aussie Ark is a not for profit organisation raising funds for the construction of captive facilities and predator proof fencing on semi-wild parcels of land. It's a registered environmental organisation and charitable institution under the Australian Charity and Not-for-Profit Commission. For more information visit,