How Fast Can a Tasmanian Devil Run?
A Tasmanian devil can ran at speeds up to 15mph which is around 24km/h. The body of a Tasmanian devil is around 0.51-0.80 meters long which is about 1.7-2.6 feet. As for weight, Tasmanian devils can weigh up to 12kg which is about 26 pounds. They stand 0.30 meters at the shoulder which is around 1 foot tall at the shoulder. The Tasmanian devil has a pretty large head for its body. They have strong sharp teeth and a very powerful bite for their size. A Tasmanian devil will use its whiskers and excellent sense of smell to find prey. Tasmanian devils will also use their whiskers and sense of smell to avoid predators. As for diet, Tasmanian devils eat things like snakes, birds, fish, and insects including the larvae of beetles. They also scavenge for food and though they are solitary they will feed on carrion communally. When they eat they consume everything including the hair and bones. Tasmanian devils have been known to rip out the digestive system of carrion and then crawl inside. They will then continue to eat the carcass from the inside. Tasmanian devils will often sleep inside hollow logs during the day and come out to feed at night to find food. Sometimes a Tasmanian devil will sleep inside a carcass during the day and then come out at night to feed. The gestation period for a Tasmanian devil is around three weeks. A Tasmanian devil will give birth to about 20-30 offspring. The offspring of a Tasmanian devil will often be referred to as joeys. Even though a Tasmanian devil will give birth to around 20-30 joeys, a Tasmanian devil mother has four nipples for nursing. Since the Tasmanian devil gives birth to around 20-30 joeys and the mother only has four nipples for nursing, some of the joeys will not survive. A newborn Tasmanian devil joey will weigh around 0.18-0.24g which is about 0.0004-0.0005 pounds. As for lifespan, a Tasmanian devil will live for around 5-8 years in the wild.