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Tasmanian Devils (25) More files... by Suzi Eszterhas
Tasmanian devils, the world’s largest living carnivorous marsupials, are endangered but a large network of people are working hard to save them. Only ten years ago devils were considered common and abundant. But sadly, the Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumor Disease, in a very short period of time, wiped out entire populations of devils throughout Tasmania. Fewer than 25,000 Tasmanian devils remain in the wild today, down from an estimated 150,000 individuals in the 1990s.
While scientists work on a vaccine the animal's population has been increased by captive breeding and release programs. Rescue groups rehabilitate orphaned and injured animals until they are strong enough to return to the wild and education programs have increased Australian's understanding of these endangered species. Suzi Eszterhas takes us behind the scenes in two sanctuaries to see the conservationists at work.
Fortunately, a 2020 study of the cancer’s genomics, published in the journal Science, offers a rare bright spot: The disease’s infection rate among wild devils has declined greatly since it first emerged, suggesting that Tasmanian devils could coexist with the disease. In addition, this year a team of scientists has discovered that drugs used to lower cholesterol in humans could help treat Tasmanian devils with deadly facial tumours.
Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) in defensive posture, Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, Tasmania, Australia
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00579491 Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) in defensive posture, Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, Tasmania, Australia© Suzi Eszterhas
Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) conservationist, Greg Irons, feeding orphaned devils, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Tasmania, Australia
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00579514 Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) conservationist, Greg Irons, feeding orphaned devils, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Tasmania, Australia© Suzi Eszterhas
Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) conservationist, Greg Irons, with orphaned devil, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Tasmania, Australia
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00579510 Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) conservationist, Greg Irons, with orphaned devil, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Tasmania, Australia© Suzi Eszterhas
Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) conservationist, Greg Irons, with orphaned devils, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Tasmania, Australia
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00579511 Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) conservationist, Greg Irons, with orphaned devils, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Tasmania, Australia© Suzi Eszterhas
Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) conservationist, Greg Irons, feeding orphaned devil, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Tasmania, Australia
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00579512 Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) conservationist, Greg Irons, feeding orphaned devil, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Tasmania, Australia© Suzi Eszterhas
Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) conservationist, Greg Irons, feeding orphaned devils, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Tasmania, Australia
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00579513 Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) conservationist, Greg Irons, feeding orphaned devils, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Tasmania, Australia© Suzi Eszterhas
Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) conservationist, Wade Anthony, holding four-month old baby devil, Devils at Cradle, Cradle Mountain-Lake Saint Clair National Park, Tasmania, Australia
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00579502 Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) conservationist, Wade Anthony, holding four-month old baby devil, Devils at Cradle, Cradle Mountain-Lake Saint Clair National Park, Tasmania, Australia© Suzi Eszterhas
Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) conservationist, Wade Anthony, bottle-feeding four-month old baby devil, Devils at Cradle, Cradle Mountain-Lake Saint Clair National Park, Tasmania, Australia
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00579500 Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) conservationist, Wade Anthony, bottle-feeding four-month old baby devil, Devils at Cradle, Cradle Mountain-Lake Saint Clair National Park, Tasmania, Australia© Suzi Eszterhas
Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) conservationist performing health check before release, Devils at Cradle, Cradle Mountain-Lake Saint Clair National Park, Tasmania, Australia
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00579492 Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) conservationist performing health check before release, Devils at Cradle, Cradle Mountain-Lake Saint Clair National Park, Tasmania, Australia© Suzi Eszterhas
Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) conservationist performing health check before release, Devils at Cradle, Cradle Mountain-Lake Saint Clair National Park, Tasmania, Australia
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00579493 Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) conservationist performing health check before release, Devils at Cradle, Cradle Mountain-Lake Saint Clair National Park, Tasmania, Australia© Suzi Eszterhas
Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) conservationists taking tissue sample, Devils at Cradle, Cradle Mountain-Lake Saint Clair National Park, Tasmania, Australia
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00579499 Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) conservationists taking tissue sample, Devils at Cradle, Cradle Mountain-Lake Saint Clair National Park, Tasmania, Australia© Suzi Eszterhas
Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) conservationists performing health check before release, Devils at Cradle, Cradle Mountain-Lake Saint Clair National Park, Tasmania, Australia
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00579494 Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) conservationists performing health check before release, Devils at Cradle, Cradle Mountain-Lake Saint Clair National Park, Tasmania, Australia© Suzi Eszterhas
Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) conservationist, Wade Anthony, holding baby devil during health check, Devils at Cradle, Cradle Mountain-Lake Saint Clair National Park, Tasmania, Australia
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00579495 Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) conservationist, Wade Anthony, holding baby devil during health check, Devils at Cradle, Cradle Mountain-Lake Saint Clair National Park, Tasmania, Australia© Suzi Eszterhas
Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) conservationist, Wade Anthony, and researcher marking devil with bleach for identification before they are returned to the wild, Devils at Cradle, Cradle Mountai...
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00579496 Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) conservationist, Wade Anthony, and researcher marking devil with bleach for identification before they are returned to the wild, Devils at Cradle, Cradle Mountai...© Suzi Eszterhas
Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) conservationist, Wade Anthony, and researcher weighing devil in bag, Devils at Cradle, Cradle Mountain-Lake Saint Clair National Park, Tasmania, Australia
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00579497 Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) conservationist, Wade Anthony, and researcher weighing devil in bag, Devils at Cradle, Cradle Mountain-Lake Saint Clair National Park, Tasmania, Australia© Suzi Eszterhas
Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) conservationist, Wade Anthony, holding baby devil during health check, Devils at Cradle, Cradle Mountain-Lake Saint Clair National Park, Tasmania, Australia
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00579498 Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) conservationist, Wade Anthony, holding baby devil during health check, Devils at Cradle, Cradle Mountain-Lake Saint Clair National Park, Tasmania, Australia© Suzi Eszterhas
Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) conservationist, Wade Anthony, holding four-month old baby devil, Devils at Cradle, Cradle Mountain-Lake Saint Clair National Park, Tasmania, Australia
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00579501 Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) conservationist, Wade Anthony, holding four-month old baby devil, Devils at Cradle, Cradle Mountain-Lake Saint Clair National Park, Tasmania, Australia© Suzi Eszterhas
Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Tasmania, Australia
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00579504 Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Tasmania, Australia© Suzi Eszterhas
Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Tasmania, Australia
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00579506 Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Tasmania, Australia© Suzi Eszterhas
Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Tasmania, Australia
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00579505 Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Tasmania, Australia© Suzi Eszterhas
Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Tasmania, Australia
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00579507 Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Tasmania, Australia© Suzi Eszterhas
Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Tasmania, Australia
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00579508 Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Tasmania, Australia© Suzi Eszterhas
Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) in defensive posture, Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, Tasmania, Australia
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00579490 Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) in defensive posture, Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, Tasmania, Australia© Suzi Eszterhas
Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) smelling air, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Tasmania, Australia
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00579509 Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) smelling air, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Tasmania, Australia© Suzi Eszterhas
Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Tasmania, Australia
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00579503 Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Tasmania, Australia© Suzi Eszterhas
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