Fun Facts That Will Change the Way You Look at Tasmanian Devils

Tasmanian devil
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Most people were introduced to Tasmanian devils through the Looney Tunes cartoons during their childhood years, but they’re much different in reality. This endangered species is one of the most interesting animals living on Australian soil, and here are some interesting facts you should know about them.

Tiny Babies

Tasmanian devil mothers can give birth to around 20-40 babies, known as joeys, at once and they’re the size of a grain of rice at that point. She’ll then carry them for about four months, but it’s the survival of the fittest from that point on because she can only nurse four.

Crushing Bite

Tasmanian devils have one of the most powerful bites in the world, said to be able to crush bones. They eat every part of their prey, so it’s good news they’re not dangerous to humans unless threatened.

Yawn of Fear

Tasmanian devils’ yawns are rarely a sign of aggression, and they usually tend to make this sound when they’re afraid or anxious.

Fat Tails

Tasmanian devil’s tails can thicken up significantly because they’re capable of storing fat inside them. Since they can eat up to 40% of their body weight in a single day, their tails tend to get pretty plump.