The Devil from Down Under

The Devil from Down Under

e e woods (2)

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!

td3    Range/Habitat: Island of Tasmanian of coast of Australia/forest, scrub

    Diet: Carnivore: carrion

    Length/Weight: 23-26 inches/ 11-30 lbs

    Conservation Status: endangered

 

Fun Facts:

  • 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!

IMG_2220

  • 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.

td2  td

 

 

 

 

 

We think these little marsupials with the bad reputation. They are amazing creatures. Do you love them as much as we do?

IMG_2221

 

 

 

 

 

 

Answer: False

Categories: adventure, Animals, Children, conservation, education, Environment, mammals, nature, science, Uncategorized, wildlife | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Post navigation

One thought on “The Devil from Down Under

  1. Dangrdafne

    This is incredibly sad, “They give birth to up to 50 imps, but only 4 will survive.”
    I find it interesting that they can look both cute and terrifying at the same time.

Ellie and Edmond wants to hear what ya have to say!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: