In 2008 the Tasmanian Devil was added to the endangered species list. It had been previously listed as vulnerable, but an epedemic of facial tumor disease pushed the Tasmanian government to list it as endangered.
Yes, Tasmanian devils are endangered animals. Tens of thousands of Tasmanian devils have been wiped out by devil facial tumor disease (DFTD), a “rare contagious cancer that causes large lumps to form around the animal’s mouth and head, making it hard for it to eat,” which eventually starves them to death.
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