The End of an Era: Tasmanian Devils Relocated Away From Tasmania Melissa Hennessey February 1, 2013 News Ferocious little Tasmanian Devils have been tussling for centuries, but recently their harmless bites are propagating a scary threat. Feisty Little Buggers© variationblogr Contagious cancer has been spreading through the population of marsupials on Tasmania, so biologist have been relocating them to Maria Island in an attempt to protect the species. Scientists were stunned to discover when they tested the growths on the Devils that the DNA didn’t match the host, but rather other animals, suggesting that one infected devil had transmitted the cancer to another. Only one other type of contagious cancer, a tumor in dogs, has ever been recorded. Read more here. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Let\'s Make Sure You\'re Human ... * nine − = 8 Comment Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.