Tasmanian devil

Sarcophilus harrisii

Fascinating Facts


Tasmanian Devils are nocturnal carnivores that live in dry forests and coastal woodlands. They mostly feed on carrion, but will hunt if easy food is not readily available, and will consume almost any meat. Their extremely sharp teeth help them eat all parts of a carcass, including bones! Their preferred food is often wombats, due to their high fat content.

Status in the Wild

Endangered – IUCN 2008


Exclusively on the Australian Island State of Tasmania

Location in the Zoo

Mammals Zone of the Sculpture Learning Plaza

Animals & Exhibits