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Answered 2014-03-16 01:53:16

Tasmanian devils both hunt and scavenge. Why they scavenge when they are effervescent utters as well is not known, but what is known is that, by cleaning up the environment of carrion (dead animals), the Tasmanian devil performs a very useful function.

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When do Tasmanian devils look for food?

Tasmanian devils are nocturnal hunters. This means they hunt or scavenge at night.

What do Tasmanian Devils do at night?

Tasmanian devils are nocturnal, so night time is when they hunt and scavenge for food.

Do Tasmanian devils come out at night?

Yes. At night is when Tasmanian devils are most active. They are nocturnal, and so they hunt and scavenge for food at night, rather than during the day.

What do Tasmanian Devils do in the winter months?

During the winter months, Tasmanian devils do exactly what they do during summer. They hunt and scavenge for food. Also, Tasmanian devils breed between late summer and early winter in Australia (February to June), so females are often busy raising their young.

Do Tasmanian devils migerate?

Tasmanian devils do NOT migerate!

Are Tasmanian devils placental?

No. Tasmanian devils are marsupials.

What do Tasmanian devils play with?

Tasmanian Devils are not the playful type. Tasmanian pups may play with each other in their early stages after leaving their mother`s pouch, but Tassies are more aggressive than playful. Tassies like to hunt and scavenge,etc.

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.

Do Tasmanian devils eat plants?

No. The natural instinct of Tasmanian devils is to be carnivorous. They are dasyurids, meaning they belong to the group of marsupials which are carnivorous. They eat live game up to the size of a wallaby, birds and reptiles, insects, and scavenge on carrion (the bodies of dead animals).

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.

What is the Tasmanian devil's social behavior?

Tasmanian devils are solitary creatures and highly territorial. They gained their name from the nightmarish screams they make when fighting over territory or food, and they do not share their kills or whatever they scavenge.

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 be hunted?

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

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.

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