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Answered 2013-10-01 22:40:03

Tasmanian devils are not hunted. They are protected by government legislation. Prior to state and national protection laws, they were hunted because they were feared as a threat to livestock, in much the same way that the Thylacine (Tasmanian tiger) was feared. However, this is no longer the case.

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Can Tasmanian devils be hunted?

Tasmanian devils may not be hunted. They are protected by law.

Are Tasmanian devils being over hunted?

Tasmanian devils were over-hunted in the past, almost to the point of extinction. They are now protected by law, and it is therefore illegal to hunt them or harm them in any way.

Were Tasmanian Devils ever hunted?

Yes. Tasmanian devils were hunted during Australia's colonial years and into the 20th century because it was feared they were a threat to the livestock of farmers. This continued up until 1941, when they were officially protected.

Do Tasmanian devils migerate?

Tasmanian devils do NOT migerate!

Are Tasmanian devils placental?

No. Tasmanian devils are marsupials.

Do Tasmanian devils breed?

Of course Tasmanian devils breed. If they didn't, there would be no Tasmanian devils left today. Tasmanian devils are mammals, which are vertebrates. All vertebrates breed.

What is a group of Tasmanian devils called?

There is no specific collective term for a group of Tasmanian devils. Tasmanian devils are solitary animals. At most, an area where numerous Tasmanian devils live is called a colony.

Do Tasmanian devils hunt in packs?

No. Tasmanian devils tend to be solitary hunters, although they may feed with other Tasmanian devils.

Do people eat Tasmanian devils?

No. People do not eat Tasmanian devils.

Are Tasmanian devils amphibians or marsupials?

Tasmanian devils are marsupials of Australia.

Do Tasmanian devils live together?

No. Tasmanian devils are solitary creatures.

Why do Tasmanian devils attack humans?

Tasmanian devils do not attack humans.

Do people hunt Tasmanian devils for eating?

Only the indigenous Australians would have hunted the Tasmanian devil for eating. These creatures were hunted by farmers and settlers prior to the mid 20th century, as they were believed (erroneously) to be a threat to livestock.

Can Tasmanian devils get sick?

Tasmanian devils can certainly get sick. Tasmanian Devils are threatened by a fatal form of cancer called Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD) which is transmitted between Tasmanian devils by biting.

Why did Tasmanian people stop hunting and trapping Tasmanian devils?

Tasmanian devils became protected by law in June 1941. After this, it became illegal to hunt or trap Tasmanian devils.

Can Tasmanian devils blink their eyes?

Yes, Tasmanian devils can blink their eyes.

Do Tasmanian devils have a tail?

Yes. Tasmanian devils have short, stumpy tails.

Do Tasmanian devils Live in packs?

No. Tasmanian devils tend to be solitary animals.

Are Tasmanian devils used for sports?

No. Tasmanian devils are certainly not used for sports.

Are Tasmanian devils vertebrates or invertebrates?

Tasmanian devils are mammals hence vertebrates .

Are there any female Tasmanian Devils?

Of course. If there were no female Tasmanian devils, they could not reproduce. Tasmanian devils may be endangered, but they are also a viable species.

Do foxes eat Tasmanian devils?

Foxes can be predators of young Tasmanian devils. They are no match for an adult Tasmanian devil.

Are cats related to Tasmanian devils?

No. Cats are not related to tasmanian devils. Cats are placental mammals and Tasmanian devils are marsupials. There are no true native cats in Australia.

What are adult Tasmanian devils called?

They are called Tasmanian Devils. The babies are called joeys.

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