4383, Taz Devil AKA TASMANIAN DEVIL ADULT 24''L are anatomically scaled to create the best reproduction of the life size stuffed animal and the most realistic stuffed animal in the industry. The Taz is listed as an endangered animal.
The Tasmanian devil is a carnivorous marsupial of the family Dasyuridae. The size of a small dog, the Tasmanian devil became the largest carnivorous marsupial in the world, following the extinction of the thylacine in 1936. It is related to quolls, and distantly related to thylacine. It is characterized by its stocky and muscular build, black fur, pungent odor, extremely loud and disturbing screech, keen sense of smell, and ferocity when feeding. The Tasmanian devil is so called by the early European settlers due to its overall black coloration, bad temper, and terrifying screeching sounds it emits. And indeed, this marsupial often has aggressive behavior and is commonly known for its spine-chilling calls. Moreover, this animal has extremely strong jaws and teeth, allowing it to totally destroy its meal, including bones and fur.
Fun Facts for Kids
- The Tasmanian devil belongs to the genus of harrisii. In 1808, George Harris, a surveyor, and naturalist was the first to describe this species in science journals.
- "Taz" is the size of a small dog.
- The well-known 'Loony Tunes' cartoon character 'Taz' is a Tasmanian devil.
- This species serves as the symbol of the National Parks and Wildlife Service of Tasmania.
- Despite its small size, this marsupial, in fact, has one of the strongest bites of all the world's animals due to its powerful, muscular jaws.
- The tail of this animal is used as storage of extra fat.
- In spite of being very clumsy on the ground, these marsupials are amazingly excellent climbers when in trees.
- The genus name of this species is “Sarcophilus”, meaning 'meat-loving': this is a combination of the Greek words “sarx” or “sarkos” (flesh) and “philos” (beloved, dear, loving).
- Because of the extremely strong teeth and the nosy scavenging habits, this animal is nicknamed the Australian hyena.
- The hind legs of the Tasmanian devil are shorter than the forelegs.
- When gathering into feeding groups, these animals are extremely noisy, raising a stink that is heard at a distance of several kilometers.
- Native to the Australian Island of Tasmania.
- Tasmanian Devil is a Carnivore.
- Tasmanian Devil is an endangered animal.
Product Dimension: 23.62(L) X 7.87(W) X 11.81(H)
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