Wildlife translocations at Scotia

Wildlife translocations at Scotia

Scotia Wildlife Sanctuary is home to one of the nation’s most important biodiversity reconstruction projects. 

“Scotia wildlife sanctuary ... a vitally important project for Australia and for the planet.”
- Sir David Attenborough

Six species of mammals have been reintroduced to an 8,000 hectare feral-free area of Scotia Wildlife Sanctuary:

  • Bilby
  • Numbat
  • Bridled Nailtail Wallaby
  • Burrowing Bettong
  • Brush-tailed Bettong
  • Greater Stick-nest Rat

In addition, a population of mainland Mala (Rufous Hare-wallaby) is maintained at Scotia.  This form of the Mala is extinct in the wild on mainland Australia.  The animals at Scotia will in future be released into a cat-free area within their original range, possibly at Newhaven Wildlife Sanctuary.