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The Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) is a carnivorous marsupial of the family Dasyuridae now found in the wild only in the Australian island state of Tasmania. The size of a small dog, it became ...

The Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) is a carnivorous marsupial of the family Dasyuridae now found in the wild only in the Australian island state of Tasmania. The size of a small dog, it became the largest carnivorous marsupial in the world following the extinction of the thylacine in 1936. It is characterised by its stocky and muscular build, black fur, pungent odour, extremely loud and disturbing screech, keen sense of smell, and ferocity when feeding. The Tasmanian devil's large head and neck allow it to generate the strongest bite per unit body mass of any living mammal, and it hunts prey and scavenges carrion as well as eating household products if humans are living nearby. Although it is usually solitary, it sometimes eats with other devils and defecates in a communal location. Unlike most other dasyurids, the devil is able to thermoregulate effectively and is active during the middle of the day without overheating. Despite its rotund appearance, the devil is capable of surprising speed and endurance, and can climb trees and swim across rivers.

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    • Tasmania 7
    • Cradle Mountain national park
    • Lake St.Clair lays in the southern part of the Cradle Mountain - Lake St.Clair National Park, which is declared the World Heritage Area
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    • The glacier-formed lake St.Clair is located 737 m above the sea level and, being 167 m deep, is the deepest lake in Australia
    • There are several walking trails along the shores of the lake, ranging from 40 minutes to a full day
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    • Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Tasmania's best-known national park has spectacular mountain peaks, deep gorges, lakes and wild moorlands. It's one of the areas affected most by glacial activity in Australia.
    • A pantheon of dolerite mountains – Mt Olympus, Mt Orthys, Mt Byron and Mt Ida surround Lake St Clair
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    • Frenchmans Cap is a prominent mountain in the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, Western Tasmania, Australia
    • It lies east of the West Coast Range, and south-west of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park
    • It was well known to Aborigines, and one of its names was Mabarlek
    • The distinctive shape of the mountain was used as a guiding beacon by many, largely unsuccessful, parties of escaping convicts as they attempted to struggle through the dense scrub of Western Tasmania to the settled districts further east. It was mentioned as a geographical reference in the account later dictated by convict Alexander Pearce to authorities, following his capture
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    • Elizabeth Town The Ashgrove Shop is located on the family farm in Elizabeth Town. With viewing of the cheese making and tastings of the full Ashgrove Cheese range, the Ashgrove Cheese Shop is one of Tasmania’s must see tourist attractions.
    • A popular feature of a visit to Ashgrove is viewing the many colourful cows, painted by local schools in the 2008 Ashgrove Cow Art competition.
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    • Devils @ Cradle Tasmanian Devil Sanctuary
    • Devils @ Cradle is a wildlife sanctuary for Tasmanian devil breeding, located beside the main access road to Cradle Mountain National park, just a kilometer from the main gate.
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    •   The Devils @ Cradle Tasmanian Devil Sanctuary protects this unique species as well as the Eastern Quoll and Spotted-tail Quoll, other carnivorous marsupials.
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    • Queenstown
    • Queenstown is the Largest town on Tasmania's West Coast, and is the home of the Mt Lyell Mining & Railway Company and the West Coast Wilderness Railway, and has several Wilderness walks in the area as well as great Trout Fishing in several surrounding Lakes.
    • The historic Hunters Hotel on Orr Street in Queenstown. The population of around 2500 people are mostly employed in the mining industry in the nearby mines
    • The west and south-west regions of Tasmania are known for their wilderness and mineral value.
    • Strahan Strahan Harbor and Risby Cove form part of the north-east end of Long Bay on the northern end of Macquarie Harbor
    • From its beginnings as the location for bushmen seeking precious Huon pine, Strahan became the railway port for a rich copper mine inland. Deep in Macquarie Harbour south of Strahan, a notorious convict settlement was established on Sarah Island.
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