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Zoo officials on edge after murder of rare Tasmanian devil

Albuquerque - Tasmanian devils are known for their feisty temperament, but this wasn't enough to save one of the little creatures from a cruel death at the hands of a stranger who crushed its skull with a slab of asphalt.

Tasmanian Devils find new home at San Diego zoo

San Diego - Four Tasmanian devils are now living at the San Diego Zoo after arriving from Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Australia earlier this week.

Review: ‘Aussie Animal Island’ Special

Hobart - This short but fascinating documentary covers the release into the wild of a group of Tasmanian devils that were reared in captivity.

Tasmanian devil genome guides preservation project

Scientists are trying a new species-preservation strategy, centered around whole-genome analyses of two Tasmanian devils, one healthy and one dead from Devil Facial Tumor Disease (DFTD), a contagious cancer now threatening to wipe out the marsupials.

Bedeviling Details on Saving Tasmanian Devils from Extinction

Australia is having a devil of a time trying to save its devils, but a little help may be on the way from a few friends at Loony Toons, cartoon home to Taz.

Tasmanian Devils Face Extinction From Cancer

The Tasmanian Devil, the small furry creature from Australia, not the cartoon character, is in danger of being driven to extinction by a transmissible form of cancer that appears to be spread by facial tumors.

Mixed Feelings about Tasmanian Devil Rescue

Tasmanian devils, the real-life inspiration for Warner Brothers' wild and crazy Taz, are being relocated from Tasmania to another island off Australia to hopefully prevent their extinction by a contagious cancer.
 

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Scientists sequenced the Tasmanian devil s genome to guide their efforts to prevent this endangered ...
Scientists sequenced the Tasmanian devil's genome to guide their efforts to prevent this endangered marsupial from going extinct.
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Photo of Tasmanian devil taken at Australia Zoo in Beerwah  Queensland  AU
Photo of Tasmanian devil taken at Australia Zoo in Beerwah, Queensland, AU
A Tasmanian Devil relaxing.
A Tasmanian Devil relaxing.
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Ferocious  foul-smelling Tasmanian devil
Ferocious, foul-smelling Tasmanian devil
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Tasmanian devils  currently under threat of extinction from an incurable disease.
Tasmanian devils, currently under threat of extinction from an incurable disease.
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