Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Save the Devil!

Australia is working to save the Tasmanian devil from extinction. According to Grist magazine, the carnivorous marsupial is dying out on its eponymous island, plagued by a contagious cancer. Scientists have sent nearly 50 of the beasts to zoos and want to move 30 more to nearby Maria Island, a former prison site that's now a wildlife sanctuary. Who knew they were so cute?

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