Tag: Tasmanian devil

December 28, 2020

Wombats and other Australian mammals glow in UV light

When researchers accidentally discovered that platypuses glow under ultraviolet light, it sent scientists scrambling to see what other creatures might secretly do the same. At the Western Australia Museum, scientists...

December 17, 2020

Deadly cancer less of a threat to Tasmanian devils

A highly contagious face cancer was expected to devastate Tasmanian devil populations, but a new analysis paints a brighter picture. Researchers have found that the deadly disease has become less...

March 14, 2018

Tasmanian devils decimated by face cancer

In 1996, a wildlife photographer in northeastern Tasmania snapped the first records of Tasmanian devils (Sarcophilus harrisii) with lesions marring their faces. Researchers recently found that since then devil facial...