The Devil from Down Under
If you guessed Tasmanian Devil yesterday- you were right! We love these tenacious little marsupials and we hope you will too after learning more about them!
Diet: Carnivore: carrion
Length/Weight: 23-26 inches/ 11-30 lbs
Conservation Status: endangered
- Tasmanian devils are the largest carnivorous marsupial on earth!
- They are known for the their creepy loud screams they make when threatened. Check out a video!
- Tasmanian devils can travel many miles to find food during the night.
- Tasmanian devils mothers give off a foul odor when threatened!
- Tasmanian devil moms have rear facing pouches.
- They give birth to up to 50 imps, but only 4 will survive.
- Tasmanian devils have a life span of 5-8 years.
- They are endangered, but places like the San Diego Zoo are helping protect them.
We think these little marsupials with the bad reputation. They are amazing creatures. Do you love them as much as we do?