Tasmanian Devil

By Liam Mercurio

Introduction to the Tasmanian devil

Did you know that tasmanian devils use their whiskers to space out among each other? Tasmanian devils are amazing animals from their history to their awesome characteristics and their interesting diet.

History of the devil

They roam the night in the forests and scrublands of Tasmania. Tasmanian devils only live on Tasmania, but about 600 years ago they lived on the mainland of Australia but were killed off by wild dogs called dingos. The tasmanian devil earned it’s name in 1806 when settlers came to tasmania to start a community. But in the night they were woken by horrible screeches. They reported this, and the tasmanian devil got it’s name. Also in 1806, George Harris described the tasmanian devil as a monster that would kill farmer’s livestock when in reality a tasmanian devil would only attack another animal if in defense or if the animal was sick or dying. So farmers started to kill them. Thirty -five cents for females and twenty-five cents for males. Eventually in 1946 they found out that tasmanian devils would not harm their livestock, but it was too late, tasmanian devils were already endangered species.


Characteristic

Did you know that Tasmanian devils store their fat int heir tail? Tasmanian devils are marsupials like the kangaroo koala and quoll. When tasmanian devils are born, they are the size of rice grains and stay in their mother’s pouch until they are the size of newborn kittens. Tasmanian devils have the world’s strongest jaw.Their jaws can even bite through solid bone. Tasmanian devils ears show their mood. If they’re happy their ears are lighter and when mad their ears are darker.


Diet

Now that you know it’s history and what it looks like have you ever wondered what the Tasmanian devil eats? They will actually eat anything from big to small, thin or thick, rotten or fresh. Tasmanian devils usually eat carrion but if hungry enough they have been known to steal birds’ eggs.

Future

Now that you know it’s history and what it looks like have you ever wondered what the Tasmanian devil eats? They will actually eat anything from big to small, thin or thick, rotten or fresh. Tasmanian devils usually eat carrion but if hungry enough they have been known to steal birds’ eggs.

Conclusion

Clearly the tasmanian devil has a cool history,amazing characteristics,disgusting diet and a unclear future.100’s of devils die every day of DFTD,brutal violence and mysterious diseases so is this the end of the tasmanian devil as we know them’?