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Habitat Sources: By: Riah VZ, 7th Grader The only TasmanianDevils left live on the Austra- http://www.travel-visit-places.com/lian island state of Tasmania. tasmania/Since they are such inde-pendent animals, they oc-cupy home ranges. The aver- http://www.kidcyber.com.au/topics/age home range is 3,200 tasdevil.htmacres. Tasmanian http://www.dpiw.tas.gov.au/inter.nsf/ webpages/lbun-59h7pf?open Devils http://pixdaus.com/single.php? Food id=88659 Tasmanian Devils huntfor prey and look for dead http://www.yukiba.com/904-australia-animals. They eat the dead oceania-photo.htmlanimals flesh. They oftenfind road kill http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/on the side File:Tasmanian_Devil_Facial_Tumour_Diof the road sease.pngand oftenget killedwhile eating http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/the flesh. Tasmanian_devil http://australian-animals.net/devil.htm TDFTDH: (03) 6233 2006
/ Tasmanian DevilsMating and Young DTFD Miscellaneous Facts A devil’s tail is about half it’sLike many other animals, Devil Tumour Facial body length.the males fight for the fe- disease is a disease where The fatter the tail, the healthiermales. However, from then large tumours grow on the the devil is.on, they guard them to face, especially near theavoid unfaithfulness. The mouth. This affects the The devil is about the size of afemales average four devil’s feeding. The devils small dog.breeding seasons in their die within a few months due The devil is characterized by itslifetime. The females, give to starvation. Since 1996 the chubby, solid, and muscularbirth to about 20-30 live Tasmanian devil population build. Also, it’s black fur, strongyoung each time. In the has declined by anywhere odor, it’s piercing and aggra-pouch, competition for between 20% to 50% be- vating screech, and it’s sensefood is fierce and few cause of this disease. Cur- of smell.young survive. Those that rently, the scientists are re- Devil’s have a scent gland atdo survive are ejected moving the sick devils from the base of their tail that leavesfrom the pouch after their habitats to protect the a trail of their strong odor be-about 100 days. They healthy devils from getting hind them.young become independ- the disease.ent after about 9 months. Although Tasmanian Devils are nocturnal, they still like to rest in the sun.
A brochure that I created about Tasmanian Devils. This was my first project in Academy 21.