I was asked just the other day if the Tasmanian Devil is a real animal or not. They are absolutely real and this weird little critter is the perfect choice for our next zoo animal. I can't believe that November was the last time we talked zoo animals, the time has just flown!
The Tasmanin Devil looks kinda cute with it's funny little ears, rotund body and earnest facial expressions... until it opens it's mouth.
Although the Tasmanian Devil isn't very big, comparable in size to a fat pet rabbit, those jaws are super strong, like that of a large dog.
So don't be fooled by that twitching nose, these guys are dangerous. Tasmanian Devils make a horrid screeching sound and they smell bad - anything described as pungent is going to be an acquired aroma - and let's not forget those super strong claws either.
Cute as a button, nasty as sin, steer clear of these little devils if you come across one while travelling around our lush island state of Tasmania.
Tasmanian DevilConservation status: Endangered
Distribution: Australian island state of Tasmania including Robbins Island
Habitat: Rainforests, eucalypt forests, farmlands and even outer city suburbs.
The Tasmanian devil is the largest surviving carnivorous marsupial.
Find the Tasmanian Devil in the Australian Bushwalk next to the koalas at Perth Zoo.