Tasmanian devil - largest carnivorous marsupial in the world

Tasmanian devil The Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus laniarius) is only found in the Australian island state of Tasmania. Head to body length can reach up to 65 cms and weighs around 8 kilograms, which makes it the largest carnivorous marsupial in the world. You can tell by the tail of a Tasmanian devil how healthy it is, because it stores fat in its tail. If a devil has a large tail it means it is healthy, if it is unhealthy it has a thin tail. When agitated the devil can emit a strong odor, equivalent of that of a skunk. If you correct the bite force for body size the devil has the strongest bite of any living mammal! (source)

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