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After 3,000 years, Tasmanian devils return to mainland Australia

The statement said that the Australian non-profit wildlife organization Ark Australia has been cultivating and researching Tasmanian devil for more than a decade, with the goal of eventually bringing them back to the wild after conditions have stabilized. Aussie Ark has partnered with GWC and WildArk, another non-profit conservation organization.

They released 11 Tasmanians on September 10. The devils of Tasmania stay away from wild dogs that have never settled there, but the Tasmanian devils face another deadly threat: a highly contagious and deadly type called Devil’s Facial Disease (DFTD) Cancer. According to GWC, cancer was first detected in the 1990s, killing approximately 90% of Tasmanian Tasmanian Tasmanian badgers, leaving only 25,000 in the wild.

Tasmanian protectionists are trying to isolate Tasmanian devil. Improve the health of patients and healthy population. But the island has limited options for relocating healthy demons and separating them from infected demons, “and it is still impossible to eradicate this disease,” GWC chairman Don Church told Live Science. e) Because cancer only spreads through face-to-face contact between demons, usually when they bite each other while fighting for their prey, the cancer-free demonic populations on the Australian continent are protected from infection, Church said.

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The return of the Tasmanian devil to the Australian continent also helps to combat another terrible environmental threat posed by domestic cats and foxes; neither species are native to the continent and were introduced to Australia by European colonists in the 18th century. Dingo once helped control the number of cats and foxes, but when the dingo was eliminated in the past ten years, the number of cats and foxes soared, and their impact on local wildlife was devastating.

Australia’s cats kill more than 2 billion wild animals each year; according to Live Science’s previous report, in just one day, Australia’s millions of cats have killed approximately 1.3 million birds, 1.8 million reptiles and more than 310 Ten thousand mammals. Church said, but the appearance of demons can stop these invading predators or change their hunting habits. “In the presence of demons, cats are less able to hunt at night because demons are active at night,” he said.

Therefore, they go hunting during the day and are not efficient during the day.The fox has tried at least six times to bring European settlers to Tasmania, but all attempts have failed, perhaps because the Tasmanian devil has already settled there. Church said: “There has never been any scientific research to explain why it did not happen-the habitat looks perfect, the prey is there.” But one hypothesis is that the presence of the Tasmanian devil prevents the fox from seizing power.

 

 

The return of the Tasmanian devil to the Australian continent also helps to combat another terrible environmental threat posed by domestic cats and foxes; neither of these species are native to the continent, and both were introduced to Australia by European colonists in the 18th century. Wild dogs once helped control the number of cats and foxes, but when the wild dogs went extinct in the past decade, the number of cats and foxes soared, and their impact on local wildlife was devastating.

Cats in Australia kill more than 2 billion wild animals every year. According to Live Science’s previous report, in just one day, millions of Australian cats killed approximately 1.3 million birds, 1.8 million reptiles, and more than 3.1 million mammals. Church said, but the appearance of demons can stop these invading predators or change their hunting habits. “In the presence of demons, cats are less able to hunt at night because demons are active at night,” he said. Therefore, they go hunting during the day and are not efficient during the day.

The fox has tried at least six times to bring European settlers to Tasmania, but all attempts have failed, perhaps because the Tasmanian devil has already settled there. For them, the sacrifice is there,” Church said. But one hypothesis is that the presence of the Tasmanian devil prevents the fox from seizing power.

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