Will Hodgman

Premier of Tasmania

7 December 2017

Elise Archer, Minister for Environment and Parks

Our remarkable devil

The Remarkable Tasmanian Devil exhibition is all about the devil you know, but more importantly, the devil you don’t.

The Hodgman Liberal Government is proud to support the latest Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) exhibition that showcases our unique marsupial carnivore.

While it has historically been viewed as a vicious predator with few redeeming features, in more recent years the Tasmanian Devil has become a threatened species due to the Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD) and Tasmanians have affectionately engaged in the plight to save this unique species.

The exhibition portrays the devil as a remarkable survivor – a species that is beating the odds and integral to Tasmania’s ecological and cultural landscape.

Through exploring aspects of devil biology, ecology and behaviour, visitors will be able to learn why the devil has endured when Tasmania’s other large predator, the thylacine, succumbed within 150 years of European arrival.

It will include little-known tales to stories from pioneering scientific researchers.

Accompanying the exhibition is an extensive public program of events, talks and educational sessions.

The Remarkable Tasmanian Devil runs from December 8 to May 6, 2018 at TMAG.

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