Sunday, September 4, 2016

Tasmanian Devil | Australia

Most of Australia’s wildlife is found nowhere else in the world. 87% of mammal species, 93% of reptiles, 94% of frogs and 45% of the bird species are found only in Australia. Tasmanian devils can only be found in the wild in Australia. 
Tasmanian Devils are solitary and nocturnal, spending their days alone in hollow logs, caves, or burrows, and emerging at night to feed. Did you know Tasmanian Devils eat entire carcasses, including fur and bones?

Once found all over Australia, Tasmanian devils now live only on the island state of Tasmania. Efforts to eradicate the Devils in the late 1800s almost succeeded. But sadly they are now threatened by an illness that has already killed tens of thousands of Tasmanian devils. 

Thx Steve!


Medical Librarian said...

Look at those teeth!

Birgit said...

What is the illness and do they know where it originated from? Hmmm that looked like me a couple of days ago when my hubby made me angry:)

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