Wild Tasmanian devils live in the island state of Tasmania in Australia mainly in forests and coastal scrub lands. Due to a deadly outbreak called devil factor tumor disease, Tasmanian devils are endangered. In order to save them from becoming extinct, experts have focused on captive breeding programs for the unaffected Tasmanian devils.
At 30 inches in length and weighing approximately 26 pounds, Tasmanian devils are the world's largest carnivorous marsupial. Their diet consists of mainly small prey including birds, fish, snakes and insects. As nocturnal creatures, Tasmanian devils sleep in hollow logs, burrows and caves during the day and emerge at night to hunt. They have excellent scent and use their long whiskers to locate their prey.