May 28

Facts:

.Tassie devils population has been cut by more than 80%, they have made it onto the endangered species list.

.It’s believed that the decline is due to a cancer that is contagious. The cancer spreads when they bite each other and the tumour builds up around their face. This stops them from eating so they end up dying of starvation, they usually have about 6 months to live.

.Scientists believe that extinction is a real possibility.

 

Questions:

.Is the government doing anything to improve this situation?

.Is there anything that people can do to help?

 

Wondering:

.It’s amazing how an animal that we had many of can become extinct due an illness. I think the government should invest more time in caring for these animals and maybe fund for more clinics and breeding programs.


Posted May 28, 2017 by thomasb2014 in category Uncategorized

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