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Save the Tasmanian Devil Program

Save The Tasmanian Devil Program (3)Tasmania

The Save the Tasmanian Devil Program was created in 2003 in response to the threat of Devil Facial Tumor Disease (DFTD) Tasmanian devils were facing. DFTD is a fatal condition that has negatively affected Tasmanian devil populations greatly. The program’s goal is to reach a self-sustaining and enduring population of Tasmanian devils who can properly function in wild Tasmania.

Save The Tasmanian Devil Program Map

Why do they need our support?

The first recorded case of DFTD in Tasmanian devil populations was in 1996, from there evolved many different strains that spread throughout the Tasmanian state. Tasmanian devil populations that succumbed to DFTD have declined as much as 80% since the first recorded case.

How is the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo helping?

The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is a proud financial supporter of the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program and their efforts to sustain Tasmanian devil populations. The Zoo was one of only a few zoos in North America selected by the Australian government to exhibit Tasmanian devils. Tasmanian devils are endangered, and the zoo is working to educate the public on the conservation of the Tasmanian devil population.


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