Tasmanian Devils are native to Australia. They are small nocturnal scavengers. Learn more about these interesting creatures with these Tasmanian Devil Facts for Kids.
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They are nocturnal. Nocturnal animals are animals that sleep during the day and are active at night.
Tasmanian Devils are the largest carnivorous marsupials in the world! Tasmanian Devils males are around 18 pounds and 25 inches long, females weigh around 13 pounds and 22 inches long.
When Tasmanian Devils feel like they are in danger they will let out a shrieking sound and show their teeth.
Tasmanian Devils like to spend their time alone.
During the day they sleep in logs, caves, or burrows.
A female Tasmanian Devil is pregnant for 21 days.
A mother gives birth to 20-40 devils per pregnancy, they are the size of a grain of rice when they are born.
A mother can fit 4 baby devil’s in her pouch. When they are born they race to the pouch the first 4 that make it survive.
A baby Tasmanian Devil is called a joey.
On average a Tasmanian Devil lives 5-6 years but can live up to 8 years.
Tasmanian Devils often suffer from a disease called facial tumor disease (DFTD). The disease causes large lumps that form on the head and mouth. The lumps make it hard for them to eat causing them to starve to death.