The world's largest surviving carnivorous marsupial, the devil has a thick-set, squat build, with a relatively large, broad head and short, thick tail. Body size varies greatly, depending on the diet and habitat.

Adult males are usually larger than adult females. Large males weigh up to 12 kg, and stand about 30 cm high at the shoulder.

Listed as endangered, they are threatened with extinction due to the deadly Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD) - a devastating disease that emerged in 1996 and still has no cure.

Once widespread throughout Australia, devils are now only found in Tasmania.

Our Tasmanian devils came from Australia's Healesville Zoo in April 2014, to be part of an insurance population for the endangered species.

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Our elderly devil Herod receives lunch and a check up!

As is inevitable with all living things, our animals can reach an age where they require a greater level of care and attention, which is the case with our Tassie statesman Herod.

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Love our little (Tasmanian) devils

Carnivore keeper Anneke would like everyone to fall in love with Tasmanian devils as much as she has.