Wild Things :: Tasmanian Devil

These guys really do exist! They don't look like the cartoon character very much, but they do have a similar disposition.

Where and What?

You won't find these guys at the local pet store. Tasmanian Devils are found on the Australian Island of Tasmania. They are marsupials, meaning that they have a pouch where the female keeps the young. So where did the Devil in Tasmanian Devil come from? Well, it's because of the terrible shrieking noises, snorts and snarls it makes.

Lookin' Good

They have black fur with white markings on the neck, shoulders and bottom. Tasmanian Devils have really strong jaws and very sharp teeth that can crush bone. They also have a large head, a furry tail almost a foot long and a strong stocky body.

Diet & Lifestyle

These marsupials live most of their lives alone prowling the wilderness at night. During the day they stay hidden in a burrow or hollow log. The life span of an average T-devil is about eight years and they usually weigh about 13 to 22 pounds. Tasmanian Devils are carnivorous which means they eat meat. They prefer animals that have already been killed and they aren't picky about leftovers theyll even eat the fur! If they are hungry and can't find a dead animal they will resort to killing. They are at the top of their food chain in Tasmania, but ceased to exist in Australia because Dingos (wild dogs) ate them. The female T-Devil gives birth to three or four very tiny, barely formed babies and then carries them in her backwards-facing pouch for about four months.

Related Stories:



latest videos


What's your favorite type of bird?

  • Cranes
  • Doves
  • Swans
  • Crows

related stories

If you come across a fluffy looking black cat with white spots, chances are it's probably a skunk...
Beware of attacking eagles in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire. As long as you don't wave your grub a...
Can snakes really fly? No, but there's a group of snakes called flying snakes that live in trees....
Just because the name suggests this bird is bald, doesn't mean the Bald Eagle has no feathers. Th...

Random in the forums

Thisgirltho_ posted in General:
Banned because you like Anime.
reply 33 minutes
Well my parents know,sometimes their methods actually works. So thanks!
reply 43 minutes
Algi posted in Say Anything:
I do not know much about Imsomnia myself. But I wish to share my personal opinon here. It is probably wisest to tell your parents, tell a school nurse, tell a school therapist, etc. I think they can help you out a lot! I know Imsomnia is a nasty thing, but hopefully you'll be able to tackle it sucessfully. Good luck!
reply about 1 hour
-skeletonwar posted in New Users:
Hi! I'm Sammie! ∠( ᐛ 」∠)_ I'm ace/aro/agender, or, as my friends jokingly say, a skeleton. (。◑ヮ◑。)ayyyy~ I rly love talking to people tho so, message me! (if you want, of course) °˖✧◝(⁰▿⁰)◜✧˖° I'm also holding a lil Halloween thing called the "Skeleton War", which you can read about more on my profile. (#spon maybe? lol) ☆⌒(●ゝω・)   Nice meeting you all, I hope we can become friends! (´∩ω∩`)
reply about 1 hour
Hi I'm 11 years old and I am suffering from "Insomnia". I need help with dealing with "Insomnia",I closed my eyes for 4 or 5 hours nothing really happened.Most of these days when i don't go to sleep,I take a nap during the afternoons after school. Then i heard if I keep doing this i going to stunted my growth since I'm REALLY short.So I need tips to help me stop my Insomnia. Thank you for your support and your understanding!:)
reply about 1 hour

play online games