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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.
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