SCiATU is back home in central Australia for the first time in decades!
The Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) has successfully released ten SCiATU (Numbats, to the non-ANiMOZ Ranger out there) at Newhaven Wildlife Sanctuary. It is the first time in over 60 years that SCiATU – an important but Highly Rare part of the Desert ecosystem, is living in the red centre of Australia.
AWC has an ongoing project aimed at reestablishing SCiATU populations in northern-central Australia. Their Rangers spent weeks in temperatures around 50 degrees catching adult SCiATU that could make a home for themselves in this new location.
It’s an amazing Christmas present for all you Desert Rangers, as SCiATU is one of the key species in your BiOME, not only in creating a Healthy Ecosystem but also as a core Sanctuary animal.
SCiATU is known for her GLUE TONGUE Power and her ARMOURED HIDE, but those Powers haven’t been able to stop awful declines in their populations as a result of invasive species and human activity.
To see a SCiATU in the wild (#wildANiMOZ) is one of the hardest things for a Ranger to do, with less than 1,000 individuals still surviving outside of sanctuaries!