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 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.
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.