DietThe Tasmanian devil is a carnivore that means that they only eat meat. Theanimals that the Tasmanian devil will normally kill are a possum, lizards, frogs,chicken, and they will also eat baby lambs to. These animals are not the onlyanimals that are prey to the Tasmanian devil the other animals that are food tothese creatures are snakes, birds, and they will also eat insects to. The mostcommon food source that a Tasmanian devil will eat is usually dead animals orother animals that have been lifted behind. (These animals are called scavengersand carrion eaters). These are the foods that these animals will normally eat moreoften than they hunt for food. But first they will have to look for food then thetypes of animals that they will normally hunt are really small mammals, birds, fish,frogs and they will also eat different types of reptiles to. But they will only eat thedifferent types of food that will be available for them to eat. The small mammalsthat they will eat are wallabies, insects and they will also eat their young and thename of anbaby insect is called an larvae. The Tasmanian devil’s favorite food isthe wombat. These animals will normally eat every single thing that it finds. Whenthey are eating the carrion they will also eat the fur of the mammal that itcatches. These animals do not just scavenge they will also kill their prey to and thedifferent types of animals that they will kill are wallabies, kangaroos, pademelons,wombats, lizards, snakes, frogs, birds, crayfish and they will also eggs to. TheTasmanian devil will eat any dead animal that it can possibly find in aforest and itdoes not care if the carcass is old or even bad. These animals are just like hyenas.When they are eating an animal than they will eat every single body part of theanimal that will also include the bones, the shin and they will also eat the skull to.The animals that they normally see as prey is snakes, birds, rodents, lizards, smallwallabies and baby lambs. Some people think that they can eat the whole carcass.These animals will even eat the bones and even the fur of the animal to. Theseanimals will normally eat 15% of their body weight every single day but there aresometimes that they can eat about 40% of their body weigh in only for 30 minutesbut only if they need to. These animals are known to be really rowdy and
communal when they are eating another animal can hear a Tasmanian devilfeeding over seven kilometers away from where the Tasmanian devil is located itat. Habitat/RangeThe Tasmanian Devil can only be found on the island state that is called Tasmaniawhich can only be found on the continent of Australia. The type of places whereThe Tasmanian devil likes to be in the dry eucalyptus forests and they can also befound on brushes that can be located in Tasmania. These types of animals can befound on so many different types of habitats that are in the Tasmania that islocated in Australia. The other type of places where these animals like to live is inforests, woodlands and they can also be found in the Agricultural areas to ( butthe places where they are really going to be found is in the coastal scrub) and Theother places where they can be found is in the eucalyptus forests to. TheTasmanian devil use to live on all over the continent of Australia but they do notlive like that anymore right now they can only be found in an island that is calledTasmania and this place has scrublands and forests areas to. The Tasmanian devilcan be found on so many different types of habitats that also mean that they liveon the suburban fringes to. In 5000 years ago these types of animals used to liveon the mainland of Australia the Tasmanian devil is known to be a really shyanimal and they are mostly active at night it is really hard to these animals out inthe wild because they are nocturnal.The other type of habitats that these animalslike to live is in rainforests, eucalyptus forests, farmlands and they can even livenear outer city suburbs to. In these animal’s habitats there are a lot of differenttypes of grass, trees and that has a lot of broken branches there are so many thatcan be found in their habitat to. The Tasmanian devil lives on so many differenttypes of habitats on the country of Tasmania and the types of habitats areoutskirts that is in urban areas and the other habitats that they live on is dryforests and they can also live on coastal woodlands to.
Size/WeightThe length of a Tasmanian devil is about 23 to 26 inches (57 to 65 centimeters)the length of their tail is about 10 inches (26 centimeters). They can weigh about13 to 18 pounds (6 to 8 kilograms). The Tasmanian devil can stand about 2 to 4feet tall that will also mean the tail to. The other length for the Tasmanian devil is22 to 32 inches they can also weigh about 26 pounds. The tail is half the size oftheir body is. The body size of the Tasmanian devil is about 20 to 31 inches (51and 79 centimeters) long. These animals can also grow about 20 to 30 inches (51to 78cm long) and they can weigh about 13 to 22 pounds (6 to 10 kgs). Their veryhairy tail can grow about 10 inches (25 cm) long. They also have a body lengththat can be bigger than 52 to 80 cms (20.5-32) inches. The length of the tail is 23to 30 cms (9-12 inches) and the Tasmanian devil can also weigh about 4 to 12 kgs(8.75-26 lbs.). Their tail can be bigger than 24 to 26 cm long. The males are a lotbigger than the females are. Their average weigh can be bigger than 8 kg. Theaverage size of their head and their body length is about 570 mm. The length oftheir tail can be bigger than 244 mm. The normal weight of a Tasmanian devil isreally 6 kg. The size of an Tasmanian devil can grow about 20 to 31 in (51 to 79cm). These animals can weigh about 9 to 26lbs (4 to 12 kgs). The body length ofan males head and body are bigger than 652mm. The females are known to be alot smaller than the males are. The females can length about 570mm. The malescan weigh about 12kg and the females can weigh about 10kg. Life spanThese animals can live about 7 to 8 years. There are some people that say that theTasmanian devil can live more than five or even six years but only if they arehealthy enough then they can live even longer that can be more than seven oreven more eight years. When the Tasmanian devil is in the wild then that can liveup about 6 years. When they are in the wild they can also live about 5 years to.
1 interesting factThe Tasmanian devil only has two ways on how they protect themselves frompredators the first defense that they do to protect themselves is that they willuse their very strong jaw muscles. The other defense that they will use to protectthemselves is that they will use their long sharp teeth to protect themselves. Thetime the Tasmanian devil is very active at night and they will also spend a lot oftheir time being alone in a hollow long, caves and they will also spent their timein burrows to this where they will normally sleep during the day. When theseanimals are in the wild than they will normally sleep at day time this means thatthese animals are nocturnal. These animals will normally sleep in dens that theymake out of hollow logs, caves and in a very old wombat burrow. The othermaterials that they will use are grass and leaves to. The Tasmanian devil does notlive in a group and they are mostly active at night they will spend a lot of theirtime by themselves in a hollow log, in caves and they can also be found inburrows when night comes that will be the time when they usually go out to lookfor food. These animals have whiskers on them that are known to be really longand they also have totally amazing sense of smell and they can also see really wellto. They use these sense to watch out from predators and it also comes in handyfor them to find out where their next meal is going to be and it also helps them tofind any dead animals that can be found on their habitat. These animals are alsoknown to have totally amazing senses which happens to be vision, hearing, smell,touch and they also have amazing taste buds to. 2 interesting FactThey will usually store their fat into their tail even through for an animal that istotally unhealthy because all animals that have tails are supposed to have a thintail. They have whiskers on them that can help them to find out where their nextmeal is coming from. But the time they will mostly use them is when it gets tohard to see in the dark. It is another way to know if there is another Tasmanian
devil in the area to. When the Tasmanian devil is threatened then it will start togrowl and they will also do a really powerful bite that can be harm lots ofdifferent type’sanimals. When they become really excited then they will start toproduce pungent odor thathave really strong smell then their rival which is theskunk.When these animals gets really stressed out than they will usually release areally bad nasty odor. The Tasmanian devil can open their mouth really big thisshows that the animal is really scared or they are not sure about something. Theywill also use their mouths to fight other devils to. When they are fighting witheach other then they will use their very sharp sneeze to fight with it. Theseanimals store a lot of fat into their tails even through this is totally not healthy foran animal that has a tail their tails are supposed to be a limp and a they are alsosupposed to be thin. The Tasmanian devil will release a four odor but they willonly take it out if they are really stressed out. They do not release it when theyare clam and when they are really relaxed. These animals do not sneeze becausethey are catching a animal but they may sneeze because they are about to start afright with another Tasmanian devil. But this only happens to be one of theiramazing bluff behaviors they will usually use these behaviors in a fright that mightlead to really terrible injuries. Right after they have their confrontation then theirears will activity turn flush red right after they are down fighting with each other.There is usually one or the same animal that will actively tell the other Tasmaniandevil to back off. Their ears will actively turn red when they are totally stress outor if they are excited about something that is because their ears will start to flushout blood. These ears do not have any hair on them so these ears activity havevery big ears that is because they have really thin skin this will also mean lots ofblood and lots of reddish that will be coming out of the animals ears. 3 interesting factThe Tasmanian devil has so many different types of predators that they face andthose animals are eagles and owls. The eagles will normally prey on theTasmanian devil for their survival so that they can live. The owls will normally preyon these animals for food. The Tasmanian devil will use different types of sounds
that can help them to commutate with each other and those sounds that they useare shorts, snarls and they can also make a shrieking noise to. This is activity howthey got their name. The other predator that they will face is this type of animalthat is called the spotted tail quolls. The Tasmanian devil is a really fast animal itcan run even faster than a person. There has been lots of devils that have beentimed on how fast that they can run and these animals can run on a flat road andthey can run about 25km per hour that can be up to 1 km but they can only runthis fast when they are running on a flat road. There are some people that aresaying that they can run about 10 km per hour in so many kilometers. TheTasmanian devil are not dangerous to people and they will never attach a personbut the only time that they will attack a person is when they are being trapped.These animals are knownto be not aggressive creatures but they rather escapefrom a fight than to face the fight. These animals are known to have a reallypowerful jaw they have a really powerful bite that can cause a lot of damage to aperson’s body. Right before the thylacines became extinct these were the onlyanimals that will usually kill the Tasmanian devil for food but it is not aroundanymore but there are other animals that will normally kill these animals for foodand those animals are usually the really large birds of prey like eagles and theywill not just attack adult Tasmanian devils but they will also attack baby ones to.The other birds of prey that will attack them aredifferent type’s owls and the typeof owls that will normally attack them will be the masked owl and the really largequolls and the type of quoll that will go after these creatures is to the spotted tailquoll. These birds will even attack the really young devils. The Tasmanian devil isknown to have the biggest bite than any other animal on the planet. The adultswill even try to eat the young ones but they will only do that when they are reallyhungry then they will usually go after the ones that are known to be very small.These animals can also swim very well to but when they are very young they willnormally stay away from the water and then they start to move in very smalldistances. The Tasmanian devil loves the water and when they are in it then theywill normally wade and they will also splash around in the water to and when it isreally hot outside they will normally sit and lay down in the water so that they cancool themselves down. When the Tasmanian devil is really mad or when they arereally excited about something than when that happens then their ears will start
to turn red but they will usually turn bright red. It can easily stink really bad thiscan even smell really bad than a skunks smell. The Tasmanian devil does not livein a pack like a dog does but there are sometimes When devils can be found insame place and at the same time and there are sometimes when they will alsohunt the same animal to but this does not mean that these devils are activityhelping each other hunt the same animals the devil only hunts for itself. A veryyoung Tasmanian devil is an amazing climber to but these animals are known tobe really persistent when it comes to climbing. These animals will have a verygood gripping skill that they get by using their front paws. These animals do nothave retractable claws like a cat does but they will use their very long footpadsthat is located on their hind legs this can help them to get really good grips andfriction pads. RespondingThe Tasmanian devil will start to mate during the Month of March and after theyare done with the gestation period which is in 21 days. Than a female willnormally have 2 or 3 babies and they will start to be born in month of April. Justlike any other marsupial they will normally have their babies in a pouch which willbe opened this is where they will stay and they will also attached to a teat thatcan only least in 4 months after this time is over then that will be the time whenthey will start to explore the outside world that is outside of the pouch and thatmeans that these animals can move around in the den. These babies will drinktheir mother’s milk until they are about 5 or 6 months old and when that timecomes than they will get to be on their own when they are 8 months old. Thenthey will be a mature Tasmanian devil when they reach about 2 years old. Afemale Tasmanian devil will be pregnant in only for 3 or 4 weeks. Their litter sizeis may vary. A female Tasmanian devil will normally give birth in 21 days and theywill usually have their babies during April. A female will normally have more than4 babies that will be born during the month of April, but not all 4 babies will make
it to adulthood that is because the mother does not have a enough teats to feedthem and there will only be 2 or 3 babies will normally become adults. Right afterthe 4 months or up and then that will be the time when they will start to leavethe pouch and they are ready to leave their mother and they will also start to liveon their own in a few months. Every single year in the month of April that will bethe time when they will start to give birth to two or four little baby Tasmaniandevils will be born during that month. Just all the other marsupials when thenthey are first born they are not really grown up until like in a month that they areborn. These animals mushed spent the first eight or to nine months inside themother’s pouch. There are a lot of Tasmanian devils that will mostly mate in themonths of March to May this is when the mating season is for these animals willstart to begin. The Gestation period for a female Devil is about 21 weeks. Afterthose weeks are up than they will start to have four babies. (The Tasmanian devilbaby is called a joey). These four joeys will continue to grow inside the motherspouch in about 2 or 4 weeks. The joeys will start to leave the pouch when they areabout six months old and that will also be the time when they will start to be ontheir own to. The joeys will not be able to have babies of their own until they aretwo years old than they will start to have their own babies. A female Tasmaniandevil will normally give birth to only 3 or 4 of very small joeys they can be veryblind when they are in the pouch and they will have to stay in there until in 4months. The pouch that they usually stay inthey will normally stay in the backpart of the pouch when they are looking at the pouch. The reason why the pouchwill normally look backwards is because so that they can keep the dirt away fromthe mothers nesting area. The gestation period for these animals is 31 days. Thesize of an baby Tasmanian devil the moment that they are born is that they canhave the same size as an grain of rice and that can be very small. These animalswill be ready to reach maturity in about 2 years. A female Tasmanian devil willnormally have two babies but they will have to be born after in just one time.Right after the babies come out of the mothers pouch than they will have to stayin the den for only in a few months and right before they go on their own. Thefirst thing that they need to do is they will have to learn on how to take care ofthemselves first before they go out on their own. Females will be pregnant aboutfor 21 days. A female will normally give birth to 20 or 40 babies and that is the
total litter of devil babies. These babies have the same size as an grain of rice. Butthere is an very big problem she only has 4 teats that are located in the pouch.There can only be just4 babies that will activity make it to adulthood so the life ofan Tasmanian devil baby can be very hard for this animal. So it is a very big race tothe teats and there are not a lot of babies that will survive in the first year of theirlives. The mother will normally carry her baby in a pouch. A name for a babyTasmanian devil is called an imp and it is also called a joey to. The baby will stay inthe mother’s pouch only in 4 months. By the time that they are old enough thenthat will be the time when they leave the pouch and then that will be the timewhen the mother will start to leave the den and so that she can explore theoutside world again and get some flash air. The mother takes a lot of loving careto her baby. The mother will only come back to the den to feed her babies milkand to teach them how to get their own food. The joeys will continue to drinktheir mother’s milk until the babies are about 10 months old. The Tasmanian devilwill start to reach maturity when they are two years old. Survival StatusIn the late eighteenth century there were settlers that came from Europe and thatcame to the island of Tasmania. During those times the Tasmanian devil and theTasmanian tiger were known to be very annoying and they are also known to bepests the reason why because they will usually kill the sheep and they will also eatthe animals that haven catch in traps to and that also been covered with wires orwith an electric cord to. In the year of 1830’s that was the time when bountieswere being placed on these animals until they are getting closer to extinctionwhich was due by that century. The Tasmanian tiger is not around anymore thisanimal became extinct in the year of 1936. The Tasmanian devil is being protectedby law and they have been protected since the year of 1941. This has made theirpopulation have a chance to grow even stronger than it was before theTasmanian devil almost became extinct which was in the last 20th century that is
because they were getting hunted a lot during those times were very bad for theTasmanian devil. The ones that did become extinct is the Tasmanian wolf and it isalso called the tiger to. These animals became extinct in the year of 1936. Todaythe devil is totally endangered because of a cancer that is called the Devil FacialTumor Disease. In the late 1990’s there has been a very bad facial mutationdisease this has been causing a lot of trouble for the Tasmanian devil’s populationstatus because it is shrinking so badly now. This means that these animals aretotally endangered. This disease is the type of cancer and that will normally endup in a fatality canusually last about a year. These animals may be fierce creaturesbut that does not mean that we should not save them. There are a lot ofTasmanian devils that are getting killed by a car and then they will start tobecome road-kill for other animals that enjoy eating road kill animals to. TheTasmanian devil used to live on the mainland but they don’t anymore because ofthe competition for food. These animals are also in trouble because of a veryterrible cancer that is called the Devil Facial Tumor Disease (DFTD). This is causinga lot of facial tumors and it is also causing a lot of deaths for the Tasmanian devilto. This disease is not known to spread directly from an animal but this onlyhappens if they bite another animal when they are fighting. There hasn’t been acure for this disease yet. This disease is causing a tumor on the Tasmanian devilsface and after that than they will start to die in a few months. This disease is alsogoing on in their mouth to so this can make it very hard for these animals to eatanything. The Government that is in Australia has put these animals on thespecies that are known to be vulnerable the reason why because of this diseasethat is going on their face and on their mouth to. Thousands of years ago theTasmanian devil used to live all over the mainland of Australia but there are somescientists that believe that they became extinct because an Asian dog that iscalled the dingo that has been brought to the continent. In the year of 1941 thatwas when government has made these animals is on the protected species list.That that was when their numbers have been growing a lot on the island ofTasmania which is known to be the beloved symbol of that island. In the 1990’sthere was an very terrible disease that has been killing thousands of Tasmaniandevil and this disease is called the devil tumor disease it is also called the (DFTD)this is a very deadly disease but it can also be very rare and it is a very contagious
cancer that can cause a lot of lumps that will normally happen around the theirmouth and they can also have it on their head to. This makes these animals veryhard to eat food. Scientists are working very hard on how to stop this verydangerous cancer from spreading all over the Tasmanian devil’s populationbefore all of the species disappears forever. Message from authorWe must do something to help and to save these amazing animals. Thesemarsupials need all the help that they can get. The Tasmanian devil has the rightto continue living on this planet. They are doing their part in nature and weshould find a place in nature to. This is a really big planet that is filled withwonders and discoveries that is just waiting to be found. We have to make thisplanet a safe place for us and for the other creatures that we share it with. This isour beautiful home it deserves to have a second change to live on for the nextgeneration to come. There is a really big, bright and beautiful future if we find away to protect our planet. That our world and our home will be a much happierand a much cleaner place to live on. We have to make room for other livingcreatures to. God made animals for a reason just like he made us. That is what Iknow about the Tasmanian devil. If we all work together we can save theTasmanian devil and the other animals that live on this planet to. Together we canmake a difference in our beautiful planet that we all share.