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Tasmanian devils are shy creatures, but we've managed to capture them, mainly when they weren't looking. Enjoy our home movies.

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Videos about the Tasmanian devil

View some short videos: A movie on the Tasmanian devil and the race to prevent its extinction; a movie showing close-ups of the Tasmanian devil; and a movie on Tasmanian devils eating! read more...
Last published: 26/07/2011

Crossing the grid

Determined Tasmanian devils cross a grid that is designed to keep them inside a disease-free area. read more...
Last published: 27/06/2011

Young devil displays gnarly climbing technique

Tasmanian devils LOVE a good vantage point and young devils are surprisingly agile climbers, as this footage shows. read more...
Last published: 03/05/2011

Devil summer - a swim and a ball game

Tasmanian devils love to play, and what better way to cool down than with a dip. But they don't like to share the pool... read more...
Last published: 17/02/2011

Pavlov's devil

Pavlov's dog was conditioned to salivate when it heard a bell ring. Our team has been conditioning Tasmanian devils to feel comfortable around traps, with the aim of making trapping trips more effective. read more...
Last published: 16/02/2011

Devil imps at play

Most people see devils during and day - generally snoozing or sunbathing. Being nocturnal animals they are most active at night. Night vision of Tasmanian devil imps in our Insurance Population facility near Hobart shows them at rough and tumble play. read more...
Last published: 17/11/2010

Devils at dinner

A movie showing Tasmanian devils eating a carcass read more...
Last published: 12/10/2010

Home movies by devilish guests

Devils sometimes become uninvited guests under houses. These movies capture what they get up to. read more...
Last published: 25/03/2010

North-west devils continue to thrive

Populations of Tasmanian devils in the far north-west of the State continue to thrive without any evidence of being affected by the Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD), monitoring trips in late 2009 revealed. read more...
Last published: 21/03/2010

Do devils suppress cats?

Most experienced observers agree that cats are uncommon in areas where devils are at carrying capacity (which means they are fully using the food available). Where devils have been suppressed by the Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD) or selective persecution, leaving all the food they’d normally eat available for other species, cats are more common. read more...
Last published: 01/03/2010
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