In Search Of The Tasmanian Devil June 2019

The Tasmanian Devil has been under threat for several years from the Devil Facial Tumor Disease (DFTD) which threatens to wipe out the wild population. Fortunately, there are several projects under way designed to breed devils that are resistant to the deadly disease. One of these is Devils@cradle, a privately funded conservation facility. We recently had the opportunity to vist and tour the facility, located close to Cradle Mountain National Park. The facility is also engaged in breeding the Spotted Tail and Eastern Quoll, also threatened by feral cats. These nocturnal animals are difficult to see in the wild, so being able to observe and photograph them in captivity is almost essential.

You can see more on Devils@Cradle HERE…

Tasmanian Devils