Tasmanian Devils in Healesville Sanctuary
Made famous through the cantankerous Looney Tunes character, the tasmanian devil is sadly an endangered species. It is no longer on Australia’s mainland, and can only be seen in the wild on the Australian island-state of Tasmania.
The animals face extinction due to a facial tumor disease, but Healesville Sanctuary has a nurturing and breeding program in place to save them. The sanctuary also looks after other native wildlife and is a good place to see koalas, birds, dingo puppies and whatever else has been brought in from the surrounding countryside.
A visit makes for a lovely day out, especially as the surrounding trees are filled with colorful and very loud parrots.