Tasmanian Devil

by Sophia F 3A

Tasmanian Devil

The tasmanian devil is an Australian carnivorous marsupial mammal. The scientific name is Sarcophilus harrisii.

Tasmanian devils are found in rainforests, edges of towns, woodland and grassland. Tasmanian devils eat wallabies, wombats, bird, insects and meat.

The size of a young can be as small as a grain of rice. They have brown and white stripes, a wet nose and razor sharp teeth. A female devil can have up to 4 young at once.

Tasmanian devils are threatened by a disease called facial cancer. It would be a shame to lose such a beautiful creature so if you care, donate to the wildlife fund which is trying to save them.