A group of Tasmanian devils will be transferred to a small Australian island to start what is hoped will be a self-sustaining population, free from the facial tumor that has devastated their species.
Tasmania's Environment Minister Brian Wightman said 14 of the marsupials, carefully selected from captive breeding programs across Australia, would be released Thursday on Maria Island, a nature sanctuary off the state's east coast.
That tumor thing is tragic and scary at the same time. Feel like things like this are going to start happening more often to other animals. I wouldnt be surprised if cancer is 50/50 now a days for humans.