Back down under: Tasmanian Devils return to Australia's mainland after 3,000 years

11 Tasmanian Devils have been released back into the wild. Image: REUTERS/Jason Reed

Cordelia Hsu
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Devil Ark manager Dean Reid walks with a pair of Tasmanian Devils joeys on his shoulders before the first shipment of healthy and genetically diverse devils to the island state of Tasmania leave the Devil Ark sanctuary in Barrington Tops on Australia's mainland, November 17, 2015. The largest group so far of disease-free Tasmanian devils has been released in the wild, as part of plans to save the carnivorous marsupials from a cancer threatening them with extinction. Picture taken November 17. REUTERS/Jason Reed  - GF20000065443
Tasmanian Devils are the world’s largest surviving marsupial carnivore. Image: REUTERS/Jason Reed
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