A pilot program placing 20 endangered Tasmanian devils in selected zoos around the world is about to be launched as part of an effort to save the species from extinction. A virulent facial cancer has decimated devil populations in the wild and it's hoped that by exposing the animals to a global audience, money can be raised to help pay for ongoing vaccine research.
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (June 2, 2016) A Tasmanian Devil is recovering well after being implanted with a pacemaker to treat a heart condition. Ben Gruber reports.
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AP (Sep. 26, 2013) A Tasmanian zoo is celebrating the birth of two rare white African lions. It's believed to be only the third time endangered white lion cubs have been successfully bred in Australia. (Sept. ... watch video
Reuters - Business Video Online (July 17, 2014) Beef, lavender, saffron, salmon and more - Tasmanian produce has a worldwide clean and green reputation. But producers are increasingly divided on the state's genetically modified organism ban. Jane ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Aug. 28, 2014) Tasmanian botanists are taking a new approach to saving what is believed to be the world's oldest living plant. By grafting King's Holly onto similar species of plant that has a stronger root base, ... watch video
Reuters - Light News Video Online (Nov. 19, 2015) After treatment for deadly cancer, Tasmanian Devils are transported back to their island home. Rough Cut (No reporter narration).
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Feb. 16, 2012 Researchers have sequenced the genome of a contagious cancer that is threatening the Tasmanian devil, the world's largest carnivorous marsupial, with extinction. Cataloguing the mutations ... read more
Feb. 16, 2012 Researchers have sequenced the complete genome of one immortal devil. The genomes of the Tasmanian devil and its transmissible cancer may help to explain how that cancer went from a single individual ... read more
Oct. 4, 2011 Culling will not control the spread of facial tumor disease among Tasmanian devils, according to a new study. Unless a way of managing the disease is found, the iconic marsupial could become extinct ... read more