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On average, Tasmanian devils in the wild live for 6 years.


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Being a mammal, and a marsupial, a Tasmanian Devil has four feet.

The Tasmanian Devil is a mammal, therefore it has four legs

Being a mammal, the Tasmanian devil has a four-chambered heart.

The Tasmanian devil has five toes on each of its front paws and four toes on each of its back feet.

They previously lived in Tasmania as well as on the Australian mainland. However, they became extinct on the mainland 3,000 years ago. Currently, the Tasmanian devil is the largest carnivorous marsupial in the world. The reason Tasmanian devils now live only in Tasmanian is because they were essentially forced out by the dingo. The Aborigines came over from Asia many thousands of years ago, and brought this non-native carnivorous mammal with them. Both animals were at the top of the food chain, but the dingo was larger and stronger, and proved too much competition for the Tasmanian devil.

There is just one species of Tasmanian Devil: Sarcophilus Harissii.

Many scientists believe that Tasmanian devils have been around for over 3,000 years. The Tasmanian devil is an animal that is found in the wild in Australia.

There is only one species of Tasmanian devil, and no recognised sub-species.

Tasmanian devils, like many mammals (but unlike many species of marsupials) have four legs upon which they walk.

The Tasmanian devil is not becoming extinct, but it is endangered. Like many Australian native animals, one of the main threats to the Tasmanian devil is habitat loss. Since 1996, the greatest threat to the Tasmanian devil has become the Devil facial Tumour Disease, a contagious cancer which proves fatal to the animal. Another problem is that Tasmanian devils often feed on roadkill, and unfortunately, many of them can be killed by cars while feeding, particularly from dusk through to the early morning hours.

There are no current figures for Tasmanian devil numbers. The most recent figures are from 2009, the year that the Tasmanian devil was listed as an "endangered" species. Figures from late 2009 indicate that, in recent decades, the Tasmanian Devil's population has dropped by 70% to an estimated 45,000 - 50,000 Tasmanian Devils in the wild.

There are estimates that 60% of the Tasmanian devil population has died as a result of the fatal, contagious cancer known as Devil Facial Tumour Disease.

Yes. While there are many threats to the Tasmanian devil, there are also numerous protective programmes and captive breeding programmes to almost certainly ensure the survival of the species.

Tasmanian devils are only found in the wild in the Australian state of Tasmania. They are believed to have become extinct from the mainland continent about 400 years ago. For many years it was thought that the reason for the loss of the mainland Tasmanian devil was increased competition from the dingo, which was introduced by the Aborigines. However, scientists now challenge this idea, believing that a combination of environmental changes (such as increasing aridity) and climate change caused the Tasmanian devil to die out on the mainland.

The correct name for the Tasmanian wolf is Thylacine. Also known as the Tasmanian tiger (and not to be confused with the Tasmanian devil), the last known specimen died in 1936. The animal is officially classed as 'extinct'. Although there have been many so-called 'sightings' over the years, not one of these sightings has been verified.

The Tasmanian devil uses its sharp claws for climbing trees, and for defence. Their courtship is also an extensive ritual that lasts many days, and which involves the male biting and scratching the female into submission.

Being a marsupial, the young Tasmanian devil is only about the size of a bean when it is first born. It spends many months in the mother's pouch before it is large enough to be transferred to a burrow or cave.

"Cuteness" is a subjective thing. Many would not regard the Tasmanian devil as cute, but they are very attractive little animals, with their black fur and white markings. in some photographic poses, they are indeed "cute".

Tasmanian devils, like many mammals, have a covering of fur. They have short, dark fur with a white stripe across their chest.

Tasmanian devils, like many mammals, have a body covering of fur. They have short, dark fur with a white stripe across their chest.

Ordinary people can be aware that, when driving at night, there may be Tasmanian devils on the side of the road, feeding on roadkill. This is one of the chief threats to the Tasmanian devil, as many are killed by cars. Drive safely and sensibly on Tasmanian roads, and always report injured Tasmanian devils. There are many conservation groups specifically geared towars researching and helping the Tasmanian devil, and people can donate money to these, become involved in fund-raising activities, or sponsor a Tasmanian devil. See the related links below. Scientists are breeding Tasmanian Devils in captivity to limit the spread of the Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD). This disease is a great threat to Tasmanian devils living in the wild, affecting some two-thirds of the population. The Australian Government now has initiatives and programs set up to preserve the species. Tasmanian devils are being housed in captive breeding programmes, which should prevent the extinction of the marsupial, but not necessarily in the wild. In January 2010, a team of international scientists pinpointed the genetic marker that predisposes Tasmanian devils towards this fatal disease. With this knowledge, there is now a better chance of a cure, which would also stop the disease decimating the wild Tasmanian devil population.

At most, a female Tasmanian devil can carry only four joeys, as there are only four teats in the mother's pouch.A female Tasmanian devil actually may have several dozen tiny embryos in one birth - anywhere between 20 and 40 - so apart from the ones which do make it to the pouch, the rest are lost.The average number of Tasmanian Devil joeys that a mother may be rearing at any one time is 2-3.

A Tasmanian devil t is very, very aggressive and also it is a carnivorous animal so I would say a tassie devil hunts animals. The Tasmanian devil has received a rather undeserved reputation for being very aggressive. In actual fact, it is very shy and no more aggressive than many animal species. It is a nocturnal hunter, hunting on small mammals and birds, or feeding on carrion at night time.

Tasmanian devils have 42 teeth. These teeth keep growing, and are not replaced during a Tasmanian devil's lifespan, so this marsupial has just one set of teeth through its lifetime. However, the teeth do wear down, and by about 5 years old, the degeneration of the teeth can impact upon the Tasmanian devil's ability to hunt and compete with others for food.

Tasmanian devils are now only found in the wild in Tasmania, Australia's island state. Numerous sanctuaries and zoos around Australia have them as well.

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