Tasmanian Devil ( Sarcophilus Harrisii ) Pair In Play In A Game Park . The Tasma ...
Stockphoto ID: 2300434
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Source: photographer Based in: Germany
Description: Tasmanian Devil ( Sarcophilus harrisii ) pair in play in a game park . The Tasmanian Devil is the largest of the Dasyuridae , strictly protected and endangered . They are primarily nocturnal and opportunists feeding mostly on carrion . As the attitude towards the Devil has changed and it is now a mascot and icon of Tasmania , it is threatened not so much be people but by the deadly , incurable cancer disease DFTD , which can exterminate whole regional populations in a very short time . To protect the species from extinction , zoo s , game parks and isolated populations on islands are of big importance . Australia , Tasmania , 2006