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Progress in the Fight to Save Tasmanian Devils

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- 1854 days ago -
After an epidemic of contagious tumors killed off up to 90 percent of the species, a new program for wild Tasmanian devils is making positive strides.

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Christeen A (368)
Monday April 22, 2013, 5:45 pm
Good to hear. Thank you.

Rebecca Sternotti (3)
Monday April 22, 2013, 5:50 pm
I have had the chance to see these animals in the wild, something has to change!

Rebecca Sternotti (3)
Monday April 22, 2013, 5:51 pm
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Mary T (358)
Monday April 22, 2013, 5:58 pm
Cal - Thanks for the update, remember reading about the Tasmanian devil and the tumors, hope they can find more disease freed devils.

Jason S (50)
Monday April 22, 2013, 7:07 pm
Good posting, thanks

Helga Balagué (1)
Monday April 22, 2013, 7:10 pm
oh my 90% die or death?

Susanne R (235)
Monday April 22, 2013, 9:27 pm
I'm glad they were able to quarantine some healthy ones and that the females are reproducing. Now let's hope they can find a cure or at least a vaccine for this horrible tumor-causing illness!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 1:13 am
Glad to hear that.

Danuta W (1249)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 2:52 am

Fran F (118)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 4:29 am
I'm very glad to know that the quarantine has been effective in establishing a healthy population; their situation had looked so hopeless previously. Thanks, Cal.

Leslene Dunn (84)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 4:41 am
About time something is done to save them.

. (0)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 5:28 am
C'est une excellente nouvelle. Je souhaite de tout coeur que l'on pourra faire en sorte de protéger cette espèce et en assurer la survie.

. (0)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 5:40 am
Great news. Thanks for sharing.

Claudia A (70)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 5:40 am
Good news :)

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 5:45 am
noted , thanks

cecily w (0)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 5:51 am
Thank you.

Robert Scott (186)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 6:11 am
Great, thanks, Cal!

Al C (7)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 7:06 am
Good news indeed! Thank you.

Gloria p (304)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 7:07 am
I hope they survive.

Lydia Weissmuller Price (181)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 10:56 am
Thank goodness. They sure are cute! I hope they find a vaccine for this.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 1:40 pm
New hope for survival Long live the Tasmanian devil!

Elizabeth M (65)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 3:57 pm
Happy to hear they are making positive strides for the Tasmanian devil. Thanks Cal.

Christine Stewart (134)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 4:28 pm
Yay, save the Devils!

Eternal Gardener (745)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 4:35 pm
I very much hope they are not repeating the fate of the Thylacine!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 5:14 pm

Patricia Geraldes (15)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 5:19 pm
Great news :) thanks for sharing.

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 5:55 pm

Brigitte Nouari (3)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 6:25 pm
This is good news! There is also progress in research: The team of Dr. Woods, University of Tasmania found that a key marker that triggers immunity and usually appears on the surface of mammalian cells, was absent from cells cancer face of Tasmanian devils.

The study is published in proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. See also (in french)

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 7:19 pm
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