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Aus­tralia rein­tro­duces Tas­ma­nian devils to wild

- Animals · Australia News · Wildlife · Australia · Tasmania

Tas­ma­nian devils have been rein­tro­duced into the wild in Aus­tralia 3,000 years af­ter they be­came ex­tinct on the main­land.

Con­ser­va­tion groups re­leased 26 of the mar­su­pi­als into a large sanc­tu­ary in Bar­ring­ton Tops, north of Syd­ney.

Tim Faulkner, pres­i­dent of Aussie Ark, said the “in­cred­i­ble” re­leases came af­ter a 16-year breed­ing project.

Tas­ma­nian devils typ­i­cally prey on na­tive an­i­mals or scavenge car­casses but are not dan­ger­ous to hu­mans or live­stock, ac­cord­ing to ex­perts.

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