Tasmanian devils

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Tasmania devils are an Australian native mammal.

Its scientific name is Sarcophilus Harrisii.


Males weigh 5-13 kg. The head and body length for the male is 65 cm and the tail length is 24 cm.

Females weight 4.5-9 kg. The head and body length for the female is 57 cm and the tail length is 24 cm.


They are very good at climbing and swimming. Be careful when their ears go red it means they’re angry.


They live in logs, caves, grassy areas, shrubs, burrows and dens.


Tasmanian devils jaws are strong, to rip the meat.


They have up to four or five babies and they mate in March and the babies stay in the pouch for 2 months.


They have a few dangers: Facial lump disease, traps, large owls, quolls, eagles and dingoes. Humans sometimes hunt and shoot them. Cars can run them over and kill them. If they eat a poison bait they will die. They suffer from loss of habitat.


If humans can cure the facial cancer, then more tasmanian devils will survive.