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Topic Reading-Vol.3103-10/9/2020

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2020/10/09 Topic Reading-Vol.3103-10/9/2020

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Tasmanian Devils reintroduced into Australian wild

The Tasmanian devil is a carnivore, an animal that feeds on meat, native to mainland Australia. It looks and weighs like a dog of some kind but has a white stripe on its chest like a bear. They were eradicated by humans and wild dogs on the mainland long ago and now they are endangered species and found only in Tasmania, an island off the south coast of the Australian mainland. Their name came from their distinguish temperament. When they are threatened by a predator, fighting for a mate, or defending a meal, they fly into a rage, such as teeth-baring, lunging, and an array of spine-chilling guttural growls.

This year, conservation groups released some of Tasmanian Devils into a fenced sanctuary in the north of Sydney, 15 in March, and recently 26. Though the sanctuary is protected from humans and other predators, they are on their own to find food, water, and shelter. The conservationists are hoping the number will increase in the sanctuary after the next breeding season. Can they get along with Koalas and Kangaroos in the wild in the future?

Enjoy reading the article and learn about this wild devils.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-54417343

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