Recently I went into Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary to do my next conservation interview on Tassie Devils.
Every Tasmanian Devils stripe is unique and one in 11 have no white stripes at all. They were named Tasmanian Devils because of the growling noise they made and when the Europeans saw them at night they could only see their ears as they can become redder as the devil flushes blood into them. They are the largest carnivorous marsupial alive today!
Despite this they are highly endangered. Their main threat is the devil facial tumour disease which started in the late 1990s. This disease is a cancer and causes horrible tumours which are on their face and sometimes their neck. The face tumours cause eating problems and make the Devil starve to death. 60% of the Tasmanian Devil population has died out because of facial tumour cancer. They spread this by fighting and biting each other on the face.
Check out my interview below with Daniel about Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary's role in helping to save this amazing animal.
To learn more about Tassie Devils click here.
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