Trio of Tasmanian Devil Joeys Score 100 Percent in First Health Checks

Monarto Zoo staff had a busy but fun-filled morning on Thursday, October 11, as they weighed three energetic Tasmanian devil joeys.

Zookeepers said the five-month-old joeys scored 100 percent in all physical examinations on Thursday. The tests were carried out as part of a nationwide breeding programme for the species, about 80 percent of which had died in Tasmania in the past two decades due to a transmissible cancer, the zoo said.

Tasmanian devils are considered “endangered” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Credit: Monarto Zoo via Storyful