The Tasmanian Devil is the largest carnivorous marsupial in the world (Males weigh about 18lbs.) and is the iconic symbol of Tasmania. It was declared an endangered species by the Tasmanian government in 2008  due to the rapid decline in its numbers since the 90's from a nonviral, but transmissable facial cancer. smithsonianmag.com  #Tasmanian_Devil #Tasmania #smithsonianmag

The Top 10 Places to See in Tasmania

The Tasmanian Devil is the largest carnivorous marsupial in the world (Males weigh about and is the iconic symbol of Tasmania. It was declared an endangered species by the Tasmanian government in

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European settlers were not responsible for thinning the gene pool of the Tasmanian devil, new research has found. Tasmanian devils are currently under threat due to the spread of an aggressive facial tumour…

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See a wild Tasmanian Devil. After watching Taz on the Looney Toons when growing up I always had a desire to see the real one.

The Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) is a carnivorous marsupial, now found in the wild only on the Australian island state of Tasmania. The size of a small dog, it is the largest carnivorous marsupial in the world.Males fight one another for the females, and then guard their partners to prevent female infidelity. devil facial tumour disease has drastically reduced the devil population and now threatens the survival of the species, which in 2008 was declared to be endangered.

The Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) is a carnivorous marsupial, now found…

Graphic on Australia's Tasmanian Devils

Australia's Tasmanian devils to get fresh start free of facial infectious tumor.

The Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii), is a carnivorous marsupial now found only in the Australian island state of Tasmania. It is the only remaining member of the genus Sarcophilus. It is the size of a small dog, but stocky and muscular. It is the largest carnivorous marsupial in the world.

The Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii), is a carnivorous marsupial now found…

Tasmanian Devil, now close to extinction because of a contagious facial tumour.` - Explore the World with Travel Nerd Nici, one Country at a Time. http://TravelNerdNici.com

8 Cute Tasmanian Devils for Your Wednesday

"The Tasmanian Devil." Sadly now close to extinction, because of a contagious facial tumor that spiralled out of control through the population of The Tasmanian Devil

A tasmanian devil mama at the Tasmania Zoo

A tasmanian devil mama at the Tasmania Zoo

Rarely seen in the wild we went to a Tasmanian devil rescue center where they had a number in open pens where they could be cared for and kept from hopefully catching a facial cancer which is destroying the population. #Tasmania

Rarely seen in the wild, at a Tasmanian devil rescue center where they had a number in open pens where they could be cared for and kept from hopefully catching a facial cancer which is destroying the population.

Baby Tasmanian Devil. Sweet as pie, as long as you don't back them into a corner. Seriously.

The Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) is a carnivorous marsupial of the family Dasyuridae, now found in the wild only on the Australian island state of Tasmania. Who knew Tasmanian Devils were so cute?

The Alma Park Zoo's baby Tasmanian Devils (Imps) are starting to make themselves known as they begin to venture out of the den with their mom, Lilith. All three are girls and what is even more remarkable is the fact they are all completely black. Devils usually have a white band across their chest or white across their rump, but not these girls. To have one completely black would be rare, to have three is quite exceptional.

The Alma Park Zoo's baby Tasmanian Devils (Imps) are starting to make themselves known as they begin to venture out of the den with their mom, Lilith. All three are girls and what is even more remarkable is the fact.

Tasmanian Devil - Found mainly in Tasmania and along the southeastern coast of Australia. They are nocturnal, and usually eat birds, lizards. or scavenge the remains of dead animals they may come across. Tasmanian devils only get 3 to 4 feet in length. Sadly these animals are concidered endangered

Tasmanian Devil - Found mainly in Tasmania and along the southeastern coast of Australia. They are nocturnal, and usually eat birds, lizards. or scavenge the remains of dead animals they may come across. Tasmanian devils only get 3 to 4 feet in length.

Tasmanian devils are usually nocturnal animals, sleeping in burrows or hollow logs during the day and emerging at night to feed. Occasionally individuals such as this snoozing specimen in Tasmania will break the pattern and come out in daylight to bask in the sunshine.

Tasmanian devil catching some rays. This one looks pretty healthy. They've been plagued by life ending facial tumors

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