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Dim-witted, near blind, vicious. The Tasmanian Devil is incredibly aggressive, even with its own kind, yet has little ability to hunt for itself and relies on carrion.
The population has been decimated over recent decades by Devil Facial Tumor Disease. The Tasmanian Devil Conservation Park is dedicated to helping the devils. In addition to numerous devils, the park also has other local animals, including a kangaroo and wallaby pen open to visitors. The kangaroo feeding reveals sharp claws. The devil feeding is the showpiece, the devils whip into a frenzy at the sight of a meal approaching, tearing into each other, which is how the tumor spreads in the wild.
A fun gimmick is The Devil Den, a clear dome in a devil pen to peer out, though chances of a devil passing by are small.
The park is just north of Port Arthur, making a nice stop along the scenic route.