Tasmanian Devil: Childrens Book of Amazing Photos and Fun Facts about Tasmanian Devil by Laura Stefano
Tasmanian Devil Facts
In the Looney Toons , the Tasmanian Devil is a hulking, hungry monster that spins like a tornado, destroying everything in his path. Between and , the worldwide Tasmanian devil population declined by more than 60 percent. They are dying en masse from an infectious cancer called devil facial tumor disease. The aggressive cancer passes between the marsupials when they bite each other as they do during both mating and fighting. But centuries ago, the animals also roamed the Australian mainland. The species disappeared from everywhere except Tasmania an estimated years ago , possibly due to competition from dingoes and people. Now, some Australian states are considering reintroducing the predator as a way to save native species from foxes and feral cats.
A Quick Look….
In cartoons, the Tasmanian devil tears through forests destroying everything in its path. In real life, though, these animals are small and slow moving. Tasmanian devils are marsupials. Tasmanian Devils are small and slow moving, weigh 13 to 18 pounds. Read on for more about tasmanian devils. Tasmanian devils have a fierce reputation. But Tasmanian devils are good because they eat dead animals and mice.
All rights reserved. Tasmanian devils are the largest carnivorous meat-eating marsupials in the world. Tasmanian devils live in Tasmania, a large island just south of Australia. In fact, Tasmania is the only place where they are found in the wild. Adult Tasmanian devils are usually about the size of a small dog. They have coarse brown or black fur and a pudgy appearance that makes them look like baby bears.
Tasmanian devils are small marsupials with ratlike features, sharp teeth and coarse black or brown fur. Diminutive as it may be, don't be fooled: This creature has a fighting style that is quite intimidating. The real Tasmanian devil doesn't really resemble the famous cartoon character. It isn't the same size as humans, for example. Nor does it storm through its surroundings like a swirling tornado. The Tasmanian devil is just 20 to 31 inches 51 to 79 centimeters tall and weighs only 9 to 26 lbs.