I met this cute little sleeping devil a few months ago on Tasmania during my Australia tour.
The #Tasmaniandevil (Sarcophilus harrisii) is a carnivorous #marsupial once native to mainland #Australia and is now found in the wild only on the island state of #Tasmania , including tiny east-coast Maria Island where there is a conservation project with disease-free animals.
The size of a small dog, the Tasmanian devil is characterised by its stocky and muscular build, black fur, pungent odor, extremely loud and disturbing screech, keen sense of smell, and ferocity when feeding. The Tasmanian devil's large head and neck allow it to generate among the strongest bites per unit body mass of any extant mammal land predator, and it hunts prey and scavenges carrion as well as eating household products if humans are living nearby.
Since the late 1990s, the devil facial tumour disease (DFTD) has drastically reduced the devil population and now threatens the survival of the species, which in 2008 was declared to be #endangered . Programs are currently being undertaken by the Government of Tasmania to reduce the impact of the disease, including an initiative to build up a group of healthy devils in captivity, isolated from the disease.
Appropriate #wildlife refuges such as Savage River National Park in North west Tasmania provide hope for the species survival.
St. Petersburg is one of the most enchanting cities in the world. The architecture, the history, and the culture make this Baltic destination unlike any other in Europe. For me, this photo of the Church of the Savior on Blood is a combination of romance and “James Bond” intrigue.
New York 🇺🇸: Home again! One of our first stops when we get home from a trip is Central Park to remind us why we love this city 😃 After lunch at our fave @empanadamamanyc, we just roamed around the Park before cocktails with friends in Bryant Park. #NewYorkSummer
#ad Obsessed with my latest trip to New Orleans, where I toured through swamps. It’s not too late to go on your own little adventure this summer! Enter for the chance to win a Little Adventures prize pack from @TicTacUSA. No Purchase Necessary. Ends 8/26/18. US 18+. See Official Rules: tictaclittleadventures.com. Per Instagram rules, we must mention this is no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc. Check the link in my bio for more info. #Golittle#LittleAdventures