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An explosive marsupial
Not as fierce as it looks!
The Tasmanian devil, an animal that is endemic to the island of Tasmania in southern Oceania, is currently the largest carnivorous marsupial in Australia, though it grows no larger than a dog. Despite its appearance, its diet, and its name, the Tasmanian devil is shy and cautious, only attacking humans if it feels threatened. Its tempestuous reputation, which is only half-deserved, has not stopped the species from becoming one of the symbols of Australia, being depicted on coins, and serving as the mascot of many sports teams.
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Looking back on the arrival of the Tasmanian devils
Relive the arrival of Cape and Cluan at the ZooParc de Beauval, thanks to the “un Œil en Coulisse” team’s camera. Follow the Tasmanian devils, along with their keepers, as they spend their first days discovering their space.
The Beauval Nature association
For the past 10 years, the Beauval Nature association has joined forces with field workers to support them in their primary mission of species conservation. Beauval works closely with numerous conservation and research programmes around the world to study and protect endangered species. This everyday action takes place in order to protect our biodiversity.
Cape and Cluan, real little devils
Cape and Cluan are the first Tasmanian devils to be housed in France.
These two brothers joined the ZooParc when they were only two years old.
To tell them apart, nothing could be simpler! Just take a look at their dorsal band, just above their tail. Cape has a wider band than Cluan.
Learn more about the species