Exotic Animal Newsflash:
This particular cancer starts as a brain tumor and grows so large, encompassing the Tasmanian Devil’s face and mouth until it can no longer eat.
These animals seem to only last a few months, and the wild population has decreased by 60%. The Tasmanian Devil only lives in the southern island state of Tasmania in Australia.
By listing this creature as endangered, the Australian government should be able to secure more funds for it’s protection and research into this disease, which is a form of contagious cancer, transmitted from animal to animal through biting…
These little devils are so named due to their bad tempers, awful screeching, and dark color, not to mention their large lockjaw, which makes them especially frightening looking.
Healthy Tazzy Devils will be put into reserve at zoos, protected areas and wildlife reserves as an “insurance policy” to possibly rebuild and reestablish the wild population of the world’s largest marsupial carnivore.
To read the whole story, go to: Tasmanian devil to get endangered species listing
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