Adaptations To The Tasmanian Devil

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Adaptations to the Tasmanian Devil

The Tasmanian Devil adapts to the environment by their habitat, diet and feeding and behaviour.

The Tasmanian Devil adapts to the environment by their diet. This means the Tasmanian Devil can adapt to the environment and won't get hungry. My first example is that the Tasmanian Devils are mainly scavengers feeding upon the body of dead animals but can also be active predators. This unique adapts to the environment by having a powerful jaw to eat the body they eat for food. They have an excellent sense of smell which helps them locate their prey during the day, but especially at night. This sense of smell also helps them as a defense system to detect if predators are near. To conclude the Tasmanian Devil adapts to the environment by their diet.

The Tasmanian Devil adapts to environment by their feeding and their behaviour. This means the Tasmanian devil can adapt to the environment and can survive. My first example is  that their source of food includes wallabies, small mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and insects. In farming areas they are also known to feed upon the body of sheep and cattle. They are particularly notable for their noisy common eating during which they use noise and threatening physical displays to claim their strength amongst the pack. Devils are nocturnal who spend their nights wandering great distances (up to 16 km) in search of food. During the day, they hide in their burrow or in thick bush land. Devils are not local but they do have a home range. Devils have a reputation for being aggressive due to their famous threatening stare and for the range of fierce noises they make. Most of these displays however are used as part of feeding rituals or produced through fear rather than aggression. Young devils are quite athletic and can climb trees. They also spend a lot of time in playing with each other which involves wrestling, biting, chewing and creating a lot of noise. This kind of behaviour will be put into practice at meal times as adult devils. To conclude, this is how the Tasmanian Devil adapts to the environment.

The Tasmanian Devil adapts to the environment by where they live, known as their habitat. This means the Tasmanian Devil can have somewhere to live and sleep. Wild Tasmanian devils can only be found in the wild in Tasmania (Australia). There are many devils in the Tasmanian wilderness areas and in our National Parks. They also live in areas where there are farms and when farm animals die, devils will sometimes eat the carcasses. Hundreds of years ago, Tasmanian devils not only lived in Tasmania, but also on the Australian mainland. We know this from fossils that have been found. They became extinct on the mainland about 400 years ago. To conclude, the Tasmanian Devil has to have a habitat to adapt to the environment or else some predator could attack it.

To conclude, the Tasmanian Devil can adapt to the environment by their habitat, diet and feeding and behaviour.


Website
Sites.google.com. (2017). Adaptations - The Tasmanian Devil. [online] Available at: https://sites.google.com/site/georgiaendangeredanimals/adaptations [Accessed 13 Nov. 2017].

Anon, (2017). [online] Available at: https://australianmuseum.net.au/tasmanian-devil [Accessed 13 Nov. 2017].

Dpipwe.tas.gov.au. (2017). Tasmanian Devil Facts for Kids. [online] Available at: http://dpipwe.tas.gov.au/wildlife-management/fauna-of-tasmania/mammals/carnivorous-marsupials-and-bandicoots/tasmanian-devil/tasmanian-devil-information-for-kids/tasmanian-devil-facts-for-kids [Accessed 13 Nov. 2017].

 


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