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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.
The debate on whether animals should be kept in captivity or not continues to rage on. Reuters/Muhammad Hamed

Carnivores in captivity: a question of motive and ethics

Some say that keeping wild animals in captivity is cruel. Others believe they promote conservation and give people a link to nature.
The royal touch - The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Catherine, meet Leuca the Koala during a visit to Taronga Zoo, in Sydney, last month. AAP/Dan Himbrechts

How many visitors can a koala bear? Not many, it seems

Everyone loves to get close to a koala. They are an Australian icon and a major ecotourism attraction. A photo with a koala is a holiday must for many overseas visitors. But how well do these celebrity…

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