Some Devilish Antics At Trowuuni Wildlife Sanctuary – Conservation Leadership In Action

On Day 3 of our escapade to the north of Tasmania, we spent some time at Trowuuni Wildlife Sanctuary, the heart of the captive breeding program to restore Tasmanian Devils

One of the 60 Tasmanian Devils at Trowuuni Wildlife Sanctuary. They raise four young at one time – the survivors of up to 10, 20 or more young during one birthing!
This is Marnie, the 9 month old Tassie Devil quite happily having a cuddle with Lockie
A bit of of a devilish tiff. Not quite the mini hurricane as depicted in the Looney Tunes cartoons over many years, but you get the idea
One of the most powerful jaws of any animal on the planet. They can easily remove a finger or two
Happily climbing about. The Tassie Devil population has reduced by 83% in recent years due to Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD), an aggressive non-viral, transmittable parasitic cancer that affects Tasmanian Devils. A vaccine is not far off…
I’m exhausted after my climbing about…
Dinner time – Tassie Devils coming together to start munching on a dead wallaby
I think you’re holding out on me Lockie! Yes, they are steel capped boots he has on
Winmar, a 14 month old wombat munching on his favourite grass. At 4kgs, he is only one tenth of his adult weight. Not only that, he can run up to speeds of 40kms an hour
The Spotted Tailed Quoll enclosure – like most Australian marsupials, they are nocturnal

Watch this space for some further Tassie travel highlights…

21 Comments on “Some Devilish Antics At Trowuuni Wildlife Sanctuary – Conservation Leadership In Action”

  1. Great post! The Tasmanian Devils are adorable, especially the one sleeping in someone’s arms. I wouldn’t want to tangle with one though. Kudos to those who have taken an interest in reestablishing their numbers. And thank you for showing the wombat. I’ve never seen one before!

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    • The devils will stay out of your way, but not if you had something to eat. They can smell carrion up to 3,000 metres away. The conservation work is amazing. Many such conservation groups are privately funded, such as this one here.

      Wombats are amazing. They live in burrows. Their first form of defence is to block their burrows with their rear end. They have a solid cartilage plate under their fur/skin that predators can’t bite through.

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  2. Wow, the Tasmania devil can be so cuddly. I would never have thought that. When I heard about Tasmania devil from a video about Australia, I thought it’s the most fierce animal….. And the wombat is the most adorable indeed.

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    • Yes, Haoyon, when little, the devils are cuddly. However, once they become adults, they can be feisty with each other! Wombats tend to go about their business. However, they don’t like anything getting in their way once they mature at about 18 months 😁


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