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Aggressive behaviour exhibited by socially dominant Tasmanian devils may predispose them to infection with devil facial tumour disease. Sebastien Compte/University of Tasmania

Survival of the fittest? Perhaps not if you’re a Tasmanian devil

It's the Tasmanian devils that enjoy the highest survival and breeding success who're more likely to get the fatal facial tumour disease.
Devils released back onto the Tasmanian mainland in the next step to fight the deadly DFTD disease. Wildlife Management Branch, Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Tasmanian devils reared in captivity show they can thrive in the wild

Some animals bred in captivity often lack the skills needed to survive in the wild. But the Tasmanian devil is showing it's a natural born killer.
Tassie devils in the wild are prone to the transmissible cancer. Flickr/roger smith

Tassie devil facial tumour is a transmissible cancer

On Monday this week The Conversation published a story under the headline “What’s killing Tassie devils if it isn’t contagious cancer?” The article suggested evidence that the Tasmanian devil facial tumour…

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