Tasmania commonly referred to as Taz or Tassie, home of the Tasmanian Devil, the believed to be extinct Tasmanian Tiger, the land of fine produce and mystery. Tasmania is a land of majestic beauty with endless mountains, beautiful landscapes and unpopulated beaches with pure white sand as far as the eye can see. Tasmania can be described in three simple words, Beautiful, Amazing and Perfect!
The Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus Harrisii) is a carnivorous marsupial, now found in the wild only on the Australian island state of Tasmania. The Tasmanian devil is roughly about the size of a small dog making it the largest carnivorous marsupial in the world following the believed and much debated extinction of the Tassie Tiger (Thylacine).
The Tassie Devil is the most iconic symbol of Tasmania gaining worldwide attention through the lonely tunes character of the same name.
Tragically the Tassie devil numbers has diminished through a catastrophic illness discovered in the mid-1990’s, tens of thousands have perished to date. The illness is Called devil facial tumor disease (DFTD), this rapidly spreading condition is a rare contagious cancer that causes large lumps to form around the animal's mouth and head, making it hard for it to eat.
The Platypus (Ornithorhyncus Anatinus) is a unique Australian animal. It and the echidna are the only monotremes or egg laying mammals to be found on earth. The platypus is wholly protected throughout Tasmania.
Larger than the Eastern Quoll this carnivorous marsupial has very distinctive white spots along its head, back and tail.
The Tasmanian Pademelon (Thylogale Billardierii) Originally this marsupial was found in scrubby areas of Southern Australia and the Bass Strait Islands. The term pademelon is of Aboriginal origin and it is usually called the Rufous Wallaby.
Wombats are short-legged, muscular marsupials that are native to Australia. They are approximately 1 metre in length, with short, stubby tails. They are adaptable in habitat tolerance, and are found in forested, mountainous, and heathland areas of South-Eastern Australia, including Tasmania.
The Tasmanian Tiger (Thylacine) was the largest known carnivorous marsupial of modern times; it is believed to have become extinct in the 20th century. Yet many Tasmanians and visitors report sittings to this day, a true mystery surrounds this creature, does it still exist in the dense forest of Tasmania?
Many travel to the Island state of Australia, Tasmania to search for the truth of the existence of the Tasmanian Tiger.
Wallabies can be found everywhere in Tasmania and are very welcoming to tourist.
Wallabies are closely related to kangaroos, many wallaby species exist such as shrub wallabies, brush wallabies and rock wallabies. All wallabies are marsupials and are born very tiny, helpless and undeveloped. They will live in their mother’s pouches until developed enough to fend for themselves.
The forester kangaroo also known as the eastern grey kangaroo (Macropus Giganteus)is the largest marsupial in Tasmania and the second largest in the world. The males once fully developed can weigh more that 60kg and can stand 2 meters tall