Thursday, January 8, 2009

Taz in Trouble

Officials are considering drastic action to save a uniquely famous animal.

Australian scientists say they want to build a fence on Tasmania to prevent the spread of a cancer that threatens the Tasmanian Devil with extinction.

The situation is dire.

The scientists say there is no cure for the contagious disease which has already infected two-thirds of Tasmania's devil population.

They warn that unless action is taken the world's largest marsupial carnivore could be extinct within 20 years.