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)

The Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) is a carnivorous marsupial, now found…

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

The Top 10 Places to See in Tasmania

The Tasmanian Devil is the largest carnivorous marsupial in the world (Males weigh about and is the iconic symbol of Tasmania. It was declared an endangered species by the Tasmanian government in

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European settlers were not responsible for thinning the gene pool of the Tasmanian devil, new research has found. Tasmanian devils are currently under threat due to the spread of an aggressive facial tumour…

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

"The Tasmanian Devil." Sadly now close to extinction, because of a contagious facial tumor that spiralled out of control through the population of The Tasmanian Devil

Rarely seen in the wild we went to a Tasmanian devil rescue center where they had a number in open pens where they could be cared for and kept from hopefully catching a facial cancer which is destroying the population. #Tasmania

Rarely seen in the wild, at a Tasmanian devil rescue center where they had a number in open pens where they could be cared for and kept from hopefully catching a facial cancer which is destroying the population.

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

The Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) is a carnivorous marsupial of the family Dasyuridae, now found in the wild only on the Australian island state of Tasmania. Who knew Tasmanian Devils were so cute?

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See a wild Tasmanian Devil. After watching Taz on the Looney Toons when growing up I always had a desire to see the real one.

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Tasmanian Devil is an amazing animal, we are providing here all interesting facts about Tasmanian Devil with new photographs-images for

The Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii), is a carnivorous marsupial now found only in the Australian island state of Tasmania. It is the only remaining member of the genus Sarcophilus. It is the size of a small dog, but stocky and muscular. It is the largest carnivorous marsupial in the world.

The Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii), is a carnivorous marsupial now found…

Graphic on Australia's Tasmanian Devils

Australia's Tasmanian devils to get fresh start free of facial infectious tumor.

A tasmanian devil mama at the Tasmania Zoo

A tasmanian devil mama at the Tasmania Zoo

Conservation: Help Save the Tasmanian Devil

Join Conservation Volunteers Australia to help save ten threatened species, including Tasmanian devils, marine turtles, cockatoos, and butterflies.

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