Tasmanian Devil

Tasmanian devils love water and are very good swimmers and will wade, splash about, sit, and lie down in water to stay cool.

Tasmanian devils are very good swimmers, however if they have young in the pouch, they avoid swimming for more than very short distances. Tasmanian devils actually love water and will wade and splash about, even sitting or lying down in it to stay cool.

They will often dabble in water with their front paws, somewhat in the manner of raccoons. Tasmanian devils will sometimes store food in water and can even take a breath and “duck dive”.

Image | © Zweer de Bruin, Some Rights Reserved, (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Sources | (Save the Tasmanian Devil Program, April 2018)

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