Globally endangered (EN) (Source: IUCN Red List)

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    • Sarcophilus harrisii
    • Sarcophilus harrisi
    • Sarcophilus harrissii
  • English
    • Tasmanian Devil
  • French
    • Diable De Tasmanie

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What

Tasmanian Devil Sarcophilus harrisii

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 14, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

I was so sad to find this Tasmanian Devil dead by the road. There aren't many left of this nocturnal, carnivorous marsupial, and they are suffering from a facial cancer that is killing many more. We saw three in captivity in a nature park in Bicheno.

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Photos / Sounds

What

Tasmanian Devil Sarcophilus harrisii

Observer

crystal_kelehear

Date

December 4, 2012

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

I saw this juvenile Tasmanian Devil beside the road leading into Narawntapu National Park. It ran up a tree!

Photos / Sounds

What

Tasmanian Devil Sarcophilus harrisii

Observer

michael_pennay

Date

July 23, 2003

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Subfossil lower jaw found in cave

Photos / Sounds

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What

Tasmanian Devil Sarcophilus harrisii

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

February 17, 2009

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

My photo was only a dark blur, but I did get a great look at it as it stood right in the middle of the spotlight in the road in front of the bus. The only one we saw.

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Description from Wikipedia

The Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) is a carnivorous marsupial of the family Dasyuridae, now found in the wild only on the Australian island state of Tasmania. The size of a small dog, it became the largest carnivorous marsupial in the world following the extinction of the thylacine in 1936. It is characterised by its stocky and muscular build, black fur, pungent odour, extremely loud and disturbing screech, keen sense of smell, and ferocity when feeding. The...

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