The Tasmanian devil
The Tasmanian devil is an animal. It is a marsupial, and it eats meat. It can be 76 centimetres long and 12 kilograms heavy.
In Tasmania, there are 10,000 devils. That is a small number. In 1996, there were 250,000 devils.
There are only 10,000 devils now because of a disease. The disease is very bad. It can kill a devil in 6 months.
People help the animals. They build a special centre for them. This centre is in Sydney. The devils can have their babies there.
Difficult words: marsupial (an animal like the kangaroo which carries its babies in a pocket of skin on its body), were (past of “are”), disease (a very bad sickness).
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