Published on May 13, 2013
'These cheeky devils are joeys from 'Devil Ark' which is the largest conservation breeding program for the Tasmanian devil on mainland Australia.
The iconic Tasmanian marsupial is at serious risk of extinction from the highly contagious devil facial tumour disease (DFTD). Devil Ark's ambitious breeding program might be the key to its survival.
Located at an altitude of 1,350 metres in the Barrington Tops, Devil Ark provides the perfect breeding environment for devils. The Tasmanian-like vegetation and cool, wet and snowy conditions means the devils feel right at home!
But it is a battle against time! Genetic diversity is rapidly diminishing in Tasmania, so at Devil Ark, they are racing to breed large numbers of devils to preserve the species. There are currently more than 120 devils at the Ark and the goal is to have 360 devils at Devil Ark by 2016.
Devil Ark relies on community support and donations to give hope to the Tasmanian devil. Right now, Devil Ark urgently needs to feed and house its next generation of babies.'
-- Devil Ark
For more behind the scenes activity from devil ark please visit their YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/tassiede...
The guys who work there are great aussie blokes!
Or visit their website: http://www.devilark.com.au/
Media inquiries for Devil Ark:
Marketing and Communications Manager
Footage provided by 'Devil Ark'
Thumbnail Image credit: Australian Reptile Park
Music: 'Spring' by metrolightmusic
On a side note: How awesome are these little critters? Seriously!
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