DEVIL IS­LAND

ABC1, 6pm

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - TV -

OK so they’re not ex­actly cute, their shrieks range from the grat­ing to the an­noy­ing to the blood­cur­dling and they have se­ri­ous, meat- eat­ing at­ti­tude, but hey, it’s nice to know they’re out there. But the Tas­ma­nian devil faces ex­tinc­tion be­cause of a can­cer epi­demic. This six- part doc­u­men­tary sees a team of sci­en­tists and vol­un­teers send 15 healthy devils off to Maria Is­land off the Tas­ma­nian coast in an ef­fort to pre­serve an “insurance” pop­u­la­tion of disease- free an­i­mals. There goes the neigh­bour­hood.

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