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These are young devils in a breeding program, they are approximately six months old. As much as 90% of the wild population of devils has been lost to a contagious facial tumor disease. Insurance populations are being kept and bred apart from wild devils in order to ensure their survival.
Wildlife park in south-eastern Tasmania.
Devils are nocturnal and it is rare to see one in the wild. We only know they live in our valley because we've seen two young devils dead by the side of our road. Likewise we only know what mammals live on our property because of the scat and digging marks.