Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Tasmanian Devil Tumour Disease

 Since 1996, facial tumour disease has accounted for nearly 50% of tasmanian devil deaths.

Picture from Marty Bugs

The disease is contagious and passed from one animal to another. Scientists are removing the sick animals and quarantining healthy devils in case the wild population dies out.  Individual devils die within months of infection.

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