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The Top 10 Places to See in Tasmania

With Tasmania's 3.4-million acres of protected wilderness, this alluring isle feels close to heaven—Tasmanian devils included
Debra Gold
Debra Gold • 2 years ago

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

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Tasmanian Devil

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.

Tasmanian Devil

Golden Brushtail Possums are one of Australia's largest tree-dwelling marsupials but are rarely seen in the wild, being found mostly in small pockets of Tasmania. These brightly-coloured, rare possums have been able to survive due to the lack of wild predators in Tasmania. Their unique appearance is result of low levels of melanin in their skin. Photo credit: (Reuters / Tim Wimborne ). #marsupials #animallovers #adorable #cute #cuddly

Tasmanian Devil, Endangered

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Male Amur Leopard, let's fight to protect this highly endangered species