The national icon of Tasmania
The natural habitat of the Tasmanian Devil is mostly in dry sclerophyll forests around Tasmania. In the zoo, they live in a similar habitat, but much smaller. In the zoo, they also have a small area near a fake road, as it is a common place for devils to hang around. The zoo habitat also had a small body of water on the outskirts of the habitat. But essentially, each habitat is the same, as they are both dry sclerophyll and with a low rainfall.
Human Activity on the Tasmanian Devil
The Tasmanian Devil is an endangered species currently, but not because of human activity. However, humans used to hunt the Tasmanian Devil because they believed that it was killing their livestock, when in fact, the devils were innocent. When they realised this, the devils were made protected animals under Australian law, and their population slowly began to rise. In the 1990's, the devils began to suffer devil facial tumour disease and the population, which was still damaged from the hunting, continued to decline. The Tasmanian Devil was named endangered in 2008, and humans are trying everything they can to save them. The Save The Tasmanian Devil Program is working on quarantining sick devils and on a cure for the disease. They are also working on an immunisation, and when they are done, they will set up a population of healthy devils that will be released into the wild. This, we hope, will save the species and preserve it for future generations.
Wikipedia, 10/11/15, Tasmanian Devil, Wikipedia, 14/11/15, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tasmanian_devil
Save the Tasmanian Devil, Save the Tasmanian Devil Program, 14/11/15, http://www.tassiedevil.com.au/tasdevil.nsf
6/11/15, Tasmanian Devil, Parks and Wildlife Service, 14/11/15, http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/?base=387