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Tasmanian Devil : A deadly tale of survival - David Owen

Tasmanian Devil

A deadly tale of survival

By: David Owen, David Pemberton

Paperback | 28 November 2023 | Edition Number 2

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The remarkable story of the world's largest marsupial carnivore, including its rescue from near extinction through an innovative breeding program. This second edition has been fully updated.

At night their shrieks and growls echo through the Tasmanian bush, and they are famous for their ferocious bite and scavenging habits. In fact the Tasmanian devil is quite shy and solitary, and one of Australia's most treasured native animals.

This is the story of the world's largest living marsupial carnivore, packed with information that has either never been published or is found only in scientific publications.

Until 3000 years ago, the devil lived in the great eastern forests on mainland Australia. Now confined to Tasmania, it was ravaged by a facial tumour disease that threatened its existence. Tasmanian Devil recounts the fascinating story of its rescue from the brink.

'A superbly readable account of this bizarre marsupial.' - New York Sun

'The intriguing story of its Hollywood connections makes for excellent reading, and the book reveals the true nature of this misunderstood creature.' - New Scientist

About the Authors

David Owen is the author of 19 fiction and nonfiction titles, including Tasmanian Devil and Shark: In peril in the sea. He is the Official Secretary of the Governor of Tasmania.

David Pemberton is a wildlife biologist and former manager of the Tasmanian Government's Save the Tasmanian Devil Program. He is co-editor of Saving the Tasmanian Devil, and co-author with David Owen of Tasmanian Tiger.

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