devils & dftd

Tasmanian devils are the worlds largest living carnivorous marsupial unique to the island of Tasmania. They are an extraordinary animal that ranges from coastal to alpine habitat right throughout Tasmania. A shy nocturnal creature that has a vivacious appetite and almost mythical reputation it is an elusive animal that is rarely seen in the wild.

Unfortunately devils are suffering from an infectious cancer called devil facial tumour disease (DFTD) which threatens to drive the species to extinction. This disease has more than halved the islands population in the last ten years and is now considered and endangered species.

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Healthy adult devil
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Initial stages of DFTD - FMP camera
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Devils@Cradle - Tasmanian Devil Sanctuary