The Amazing Devils

On the last day of our holiday we went to a zoo in the mountains for a night tour on Tasmanian Devils. I chose to do a facts post because I know it would be great fun to find out lots of info. Here are some interesting facts on the Tasmanian Devils Diet, Habitat, Breeding, Diseases, and how they are endangered.

Diet

First of all they are carnivores which means they only eat meat and are scavengers which means they find food that has been killed by other animals and road kill. If the animal that killed it is still there they just scare them off by making a loud and screeching noise. They have a strong jaw that eats the whole animal including the bones. They will eat pademelons, wallabies, small kangaroos, birds and wombats.

Habitat

The Tasmanian Devils only live on the Island of Tasmanian and are not found on the main land except in captivity. If you had a Tasmanian Devil in captivity you would need 20×20 meters of land that was covered in long grass. With a few trees logs and rocks

Breeding

The male Tasmanian Devil leaves the area so the female can have babies and look after her  babies and he will be one less thing to think about for her. The female can have up to 20 babies maximum. But they are only the size of little grains of sand so only 4 max survive. The female gets very strong because they all love a ride on her back!

Disease

The disease that the Tasmanian Devils have is called D.F.T.D [Devil Facial Tumor Disease]. It all started in this one Tasmanian Devil so if another Devil gets to close and has direct contact it will instantly get the disease. This is so bad that they don’t have a cure yet but hopefully they find one soon. This disease is so bad that it has endangered the Tasmanian Devils.  80% of the population is gone.

I hope that you learnt heaps of amazing interesting facts about the Tasmanian Devil because I think that they are great. If you have any questions feel free to ask them in your comment and I will try to answer your questions.

From Harry