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Documentary Screened this Sunday on Maria Island Devils

The first episode of a six part documentary series produced by Australian production company, 360 Degree Films based on the Maria Island Devil Translocation Project will be screened on ABC1 at 6.00 pm this Sunday 3 February. The series has already aired on ITV in France and the UK with over 9 million viewers having watched the first four episodes.
Published: 31/01/2014

Albuquerque Welcomes Tassie Devils

Albuquerque BioPark received four Tasmanian devils from Healesville Sanctuary in Victoria under the Save the Tasmanian Devil's Ambassador Devil Initiative in December 2013. The Zoo opened its newest exhibit to the public on Monday 30 December, after the devils had spent a week settling into their new home behind-the-scenes. Since then, the devils have become a highlight for visitors who can seem them daily in the zoo's Australia area near the koalas and wombats.
Published: 09/01/2014

Prevent Road-kill of Young Devils this Summer

Drivers are urged to be aware of juvenile Tasmanian devils on the State's roads over the summer holiday period - and to slow down between dusk and dawn - following increased reports of young animals being road-killed.
Published: 06/01/2014

First Ambassador Devils in New Zealand

Wellington Zoo - one of three zoos in New Zealand selected by the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program to participate in the overseas Ambassador Devil initiative - received the first shipment of Tasmanian devils on Thursday 5 December. The transfer marks the next step in the expansion of the conservation program to include New Zealand along with North America.
Published: 06/12/2013

Tasmanian Devils Return to the Wilds of Tasmania

Eleven Tasmanian devils which were bred in zoos on mainland Australia have been returned to the wilds of Tasmania – for the first time ever on Wednesday 6 November. They were released on Maria Island off Tasmania’s East Coast to join a small population of disease-free devils established there over the past year.
Published: 07/11/2013

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Who we are. The Save the Tasmanian Devil Program is the official response to the threat to the survival of the Tasmanian devil. The Program is an initiative of the Australian and Tasmanian governments in partnership with the University of Tasmania.

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