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Although it was once found on the Australian mainland, the Tasmanian devil is now found only in Tasmania. The name "devil" is derived from its seemingly ferocious expression and dark color. It too, is a marsupial.

Tasmanian Devil

Tasmanian devils may have a fearsome reputation, but they are really just misunderstood. - The Tasmanian devil is a carnivorous marsupial of the family Dasyuridae, now found in the wild only on the Australian island state of Tasmania.

Diable de Tasmanie - alpharococo

The now endangered Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) has declined by more than 60 percent over the last 10 years. (comment: This is the only pin I could find with a closed mouth.

numbers of the Tasmanian Devil have been reduced by 80% since 1996.  because of limited genetic diversity on the island, they have developed a type of cancer that is rapidly leading the species towards extinction. (Jurgen & Christine Sohns / FLPA / Minden Pictures)

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

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.

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

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

"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

Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) by Stewart Macdonald, via Flickr

Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) by Stewart Macdonald, via Flickr

Baby Tasmanian Devils at Trowunna Wildlife Park. Photo by Dan Fellow. Article by Carol Haberle for Think Tasmania.

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