On my third day at Sydney I went to the Australian Reptile Park at Gosford. It is one of the best wildlife parks ever in my opinion. I got an interview with the manager of the park, Tim Faulkner! He was amazing. After the interview he took me behind the scenes and showed the snake venom production room where they milk venomous snakes so anti venom can be made. It was massive. After that he had a photo with me and a Komodo Dragon and let me walk it! The Australian Reptile Park is helping wildlife conservation in so many ways. They have breeding programs for many endangered animals like the Southern Cassowary, Greater Bilby, Koala, Yellow Footed Rock Wallaby and many more. The Australian Reptile park also breeds and researchers possibly Australia's rarest snake the Rough-Scaled Python. They have made many trips to study wild ones because so little is known about them. But the one closest to Tim's heart is Devil Ark at the Barringtion Tops in NSW. This program started in 2011. Devil Ark has 150 Tassie Devils but to start with they only had 44 devils. They breed 30-40 joeys a season. Devil Ark is a world class facility and the enclosures are massive (two hectares each)! Their goal at Devil Ark is to breed 1,000 devils. Please help continue the great work being done at Devil Ark by donating or adopting a devil.I will be making a page soon for the Australian Reptile Park.
Below is my interview with Tim Faulkner and me walking with a Komodo Dragon.
Stayed tuned for tomorrow when I see some extinct birds and meet scientists helping to save the rhinos!
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