Tasmanian Devil

Tasmanian Devil

The Tasmanian devil got its name after early European settlers heard mysterious, unearthly screams in the wild and referred to it as “The Devil.”

The Tasmanian devil got its name from early European settlers who upon hearing mysterious unearthly screams, coughs, and growls from the bush, decided to investigate further. Finding the dog-like animal with red ears, wide jaws and big, sharp teeth led them to call it “The Devil”.


Image | © Mathias Appel, Public Domain
Sources | (Boyce, 2018; Fahey & Kinder, 2001; Nowak, 1999; Save the Tasmanian Devil Program, April 2018)

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