Monday, August 29, 2011

Save the Tasmanian Devil

September 7th is Threatened Species Day and it is your chance to make a difference and organise your own fundraiser or simply just make a donation to help save the Tasmanian Devil.

National Threatened Species Day is held on this date each year to commemorate the loss of the last Tasmanian Tiger that died in captivity in the Hobart Zoo in 1936.

In some ares of Tasmania up to 90% of the Tasmanian Devil Population has been wiped out due to a facial tumor disease (DFTD).

This disease is fatal and it is characterised by cancer growths around the mouth on the face and head. The disease is passed on from one Devil to the other from biting each other. Although the bite itself is quite harmless, the Devils do fight a lot to establish a pecking order as well as they fight over food.

Help a team of scientists find a cure by donating or running a fundraiser on September 7th. Details are available at

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