The race to save our Tassie Devils from a new threat

published 1 week ago by ABC News and Current Affairs

About 80 per cent of them have been wiped out by a transmittable cancer but there's now not enough genetic diversity in the 20 per cent left to keep the species going. And that means their low birth rate is also threatening their survival.

The plight of the Tasmanian devil has captured the hearts of people across the world about 80 percent of them have been wiped out by transmissible cancer but is now not enough genetic diversity in the 20 percent left to Kate the space he's going as Natalie walking reports that's not the only problem facing other. Coming across. I'm living in the. In the final twist corner of Tasmania this group is on at different times. BG they come here to trap Tasmanian devils to give health checks and to see how many were in the population. It's a very important devils at sub they lie ...

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