Wildlife

Devils Return

A small number of Australia’s iconic Tasmanian devils have been transplanted to a forest near Sydney in a test project to repopulate the predators on the mainland.

The devils died out there more than 3,000 years ago after dingos were likely brought to Australia by prehistoric immigrants from Indonesia. And about 90% have been wiped out in their only remaining habitats on Tasmania by a deadly tumor cancer since the 1990s. The “rewilding” project of healthy devils by Aussie Ark is designed to ensure the survival of the species and help restore Australia’s ecological balance.

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