Kaitlyn moffat tasmanian devils dec 5

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Kaitlyn moffat tasmanian devils dec 5

  1. 1. Tasmanian Devils Sarcophilus HarrisiiBy Kaitlyn MoffatGrade 6Fessenden School
  2. 2. Scientific Classification• Kingdom- Animalia• Phylum- Chordata• Class- Mammalia• Infraclass- Marsupialia• Order- Dasyuromorphia• Family- Dasyurinde• Subfamily- Dasyurinde• Tribe- Dasyurini• Genus- Sarcophilus• Species- S. Harrisii
  3. 3. Appearance• black and white• small as a terrier dog• solid “snout”• weighs 6-8 kg• tail is 9-12 in long• large powerful jaws
  4. 4. Habitat• lives in Tasmania• they like to live in rainforests• forests• logs• old wombat burrows• caves
  5. 5. Life Cycle• babies are called “ joeys”• reproduce just one year at a time• mate in March• give birth in April• the birth can be extended over seven months
  6. 6. Diet• they are carnivores• what ever is available• wallabies• small mammals• birds• reptiles• amphibians• insects• sea squirts• sheep• cattle
  7. 7. Predators• humans• use to be the Tasmanian tigers but they are extinct
  8. 8. How they help theenvironment• they eat little mammals• in Tasmania they have lots little mammals• so they eat them and now there aren’t as much mammals any more
  9. 9. How humans harm TasmanianDevils• humans move to Tasmania• the habitats are shrinking• humans cause danger to Tasmanian Devils by running them over with cars
  10. 10. What can be done• stop taking away their homes• stop moving to the rainforests and forests in Tasmania
  11. 11. Other interesting facts• devils are 30cm tall• grow about 50 cm long• can walk 16km with out stopping• more then 50 devils die each year because of cars• they can only see black and white• Tasmanian devils are nocturnal
  12. 12. ReferencesWebsites:• Wikipedia.com• Answer.com• Google.comBooks:• Animal by David Burniet and Don E. Wilson

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