The Australian Reptile Park and Devil Ark are preparing to return Tasmanian Devils from their breeding program to the TasmanForestier Peninsulas in November.
The latest generation of four-month old Devil joeys was revealed at the program’s Barrington Tops site on Monday, September 7 to coincide with Threatened Species Day. Devil Ark is home to over 150 Tasmanian Devils that will eventually return to Tasmania. The Australian Reptile Park and Devil Ark are part of a national breeding program to save the species from extinction. Currently classified as endangered, the Tasmanian Devil is under threat from a transmissible disease called Devil Facial Tumour Disease which has reduced the wild population to less than 90 per cent in some areas.
Sep 3, 2015
Jennifer Croes, Devil Ark