For the first time in 3,000 years: Tasmanian devils are born on mainland Australia
Animal rights activists have a reason to celebrate, because for the first time in more than 3,000 years, Tasmanian devils are born free of charge on mainland Australia. Species Protection Organization Australian ship according to A total of seven small animals An endangered species bred in the North Sydney Reserve.
Marsupials, weighing up to eight kilograms, disappeared from mainland Australia thousands of years ago. Dingoes, Australian wild dogs, are responsible for their extinction. The animals only survived on the offshore island of Tasmania.
Facial cancer is costing the lives of many animals
Where The emergence of an infectious type of facial tumor However, in the mid-1990s its population has decreased from around 150,000 to 25,000 there as well, and the species is considered threatened. According to a study conducted by international scientists The rate of cancer spread slows But fortunately.
Species conservationists have long tried to return animals to the mainland. After transporting the first samples to Barrington Tops Preserve, assistants could wait remotely only to see what would happen. Now the guards have examined the female bags and found seven children “in excellent health,” reported Aussie Ark.
Resettlement program “historic”
Conservation advocates classify the reintroduction program of the Tasmanian Devil as “historic,” similar to the return of wolves to Yellowstone National Park United States of America In the nineties. Tasmanian devils are famous for their extremely loud voice, powerful jaws, and stubborn wars. Their communication style is screaming – that’s how the animals got their nickname “the Tasmanian Devil”. Black-brown marsupials are carnivores, but generally not dangerous to humans.
Aussie Ark plans to settle more Tasmanian demons in the reserve in the coming years, which has been fenced off to ward off voracious enemies and protect from traffic. The settlement of sinus cysts, nasal vesicles, and petiolar kangaroos are also planned.
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