It seems that Tasmanian devils aren’t just doing it in Tasmania anymore. Australian nonprofit Aussie Ark announced on Instagram this week that after 3,000 years, wild baby Tasmanian devils are finally being born again on mainland Australia. “We’ve been able to historically — albeit in its infancy — return the devil to the mainland, and today is another milestone entirely,” Tim Faulkner, president of Aussie Ark, said in a video posted Tuesday on Instagram. Seven joeys — which the organization described as being the size of “shelled peanuts” — were discovered in mothers’ pouches at the 988-acre Barrington Wildlife Sanctuary in New South Wales, Australia. Last fall, Aussie Ark introduced 11 of the animals, which are the size of small dogs, back into wild areas of mainland Australia. This release followed an earlier trial that involved 15 of the marsupials, bringing the total to 26 adult devils currently on the mainland, according to CNN . “We have been working tirelessly for the better part of 10 years to return Devils to the wild of mainland Australia with the hope that they would establish a sustainable population. Once they were back, it was entirely up to them,” Aussie Ark said […]


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