Numbers of the Tasmanian Devil have been reduced by 80% since 1996. Because of limited genetic diversity on the island, they have developed a type of cancer that is rapidly leading the species towards extinction. (Jurgen & Christine Sohns / FLPA / Minden Pictures)

Numbers of the Tasmanian Devil have been reduced by 80% since 1996. Because of limited genetic diversity on the island, they have developed a type of cancer that is rapidly leading the species towards extinction. (Jurgen & Christine Sohns / FLPA / Minden Pictures)

Baby Tasmanian Devil. Sweet as pie, as long as you don't back them into a corner. Seriously.

Baby Tasmanian Devil. Sweet as pie, as long as you don't back them into a corner. Seriously.

tasmanian devil | Tasmanian Devil print / picture from Gerry Pearce

tasmanian devil | Tasmanian Devil print / picture from Gerry Pearce

The Tasmanian Devil is the largest carnivorous marsupial in the world (Males weigh about 18lbs.) and is the iconic symbol of Tasmania. It was declared an endangered species by the Tasmanian government in 2008  due to the rapid decline in its numbers since the 90's from a nonviral, but transmissable facial cancer. smithsonianmag.com  #Tasmanian_Devil #Tasmania #smithsonianmag

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The Tasmanian Devil is the largest carnivorous marsupial in the world (Males weigh about 18lbs.) and is the iconic symbol of Tasmania. It was declared an endangered species by the Tasmanian government in 2008 due to the rapid decline in its numbers since the 90's from a nonviral, but transmissable facial cancer. smithsonianmag.com #Tasmanian_Devil #Tasmania #smithsonianmag

Tasmanian Devil - Found mainly in Tasmania and along the southeastern coast of Australia. They are nocturnal, and usually eat birds, lizards. or scavenge the remains of dead animals they may come across. Tasmanian devils only get 3 to 4 feet in length. Sadly these animals are concidered endangered

Tasmanian Devil - Found mainly in Tasmania and along the southeastern coast of Australia. They are nocturnal, and usually eat birds, lizards. or scavenge the remains of dead animals they may come across. Tasmanian devils only get 3 to 4 feet in length. Sadly these animals are concidered endangered

Tasmanian Devil, now close to extinction because of a contagious facial tumour.` - Explore the World with Travel Nerd Nici, one Country at a Time. http://TravelNerdNici.com

8 Cute Tasmanian Devils for Your Wednesday

Tasmanian Devil, now close to extinction because of a contagious facial tumour.` - Explore the World with Travel Nerd Nici, one Country at a Time. http://TravelNerdNici.com

The mystery in evolution history. Nobody knows where they came from. They have no common ancestors unlike most animals even strange ones like the Tasmanian tiger

The mystery in evolution history. Nobody knows where they came from. They have no common ancestors unlike most animals even strange ones like the Tasmanian tiger

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