Tasmanian Devils Flattening the Curve on Transmissible Cancer
Who doesn’t love a Tasmanian Devil? The largest carnivorous marsupial in the world, Tassie Devils are one of those creatures that make Australia the envy of the world when it comes to our unique fauna. But in recent decades, the survival of the Tasmanian Devil has been under threat thanks to a form of transmissible cancer almost as unique as the animals themselves.
Thankfully, some new research recently published in the leading journal Science, has shown the Devil’s chances of recovery and survival are better than previously thought. Daily host Sean Britten spoke to one of the paper’s authors, Professor Hamish McCallum of Griffith University.