Monday, June 20, 2011

Tasmanian devils are marsupials belonging to a carnivorous animal

Tasmanian devils are marsupials belonging to a carnivorous animal, and scavenger. These animals used to be found in all parts of Australia. However, because farmers there believe that the Tasmanian Devil eat the livestock and poultry, the number of these animals decreased drastically. When in fact these animals are not good at hunting and mostly only eat carrion. Now the Tasmanian Devil can only be found on Tasman Island.
Tasmanian Deavil 52 to 80 cm in length that covers the head and body, tail length 23 to 30 cm and weighing 4.1 to 11.8 kg. His skin is colored black or brownish color except white around his throat.
In the daytime these animals live in holes or in bushes and at night to prey on rodents, lizards, wallabies, and other small animals.

The "devil" in this little critter's name may be due to its rather rough and tumble approach to courtship. On top of having a mating call that could shatter glass, the Tasmanian devil also has a nasty temper and will throw down with anything that gets in its way — even a potential mate! Good thing this dalliance only lasts three days, at which point the she-devil has finally had enough and kicks Mr. Wonderful to the curb. Guess it comes as no surprise that these charmers tend to live alone.

Tasmanian Devil Conservation Park in southeast Tasmania about an hour from Hobart is the only wildlife center in an isolated disease-free area. Established in 1978 as the world's first Tasmanian devil center, the park is involved in research to help solve the disease problem, while encouraging visitors to experience the presence of Tasmanian devils.

Seeing a Tasmanian devil in the wild is difficult as they are nocturnal creatures with a furtive nature. Devils have strong jaws and are famous for their snarling aggressive behavior at feeding and mating times.

New conservation voluntourism programs, new wildlife tours and interpretation in seven languages are key parts of a radical makeover at Tasmanian Devil Conservation Park.

The new programs will be introduced to the international travel industry at the Australian Tourism Exchange in Melbourne in mid-June.

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