Devil duo need your help with naming

Visitors to Tasmania Zoo have the opportunity to enter a competition to name these two four-month-old Tasmanian devils, with the winner to be announced on National Threatened Species Day on September 7. Picture: NEIL RICHARDSON

Visitors to Tasmania Zoo have the opportunity to enter a competition to name these two four-month-old Tasmanian devils, with the winner to be announced on National Threatened Species Day on September 7. Picture: NEIL RICHARDSON

THE threatened Tasmanian devil has experienced a population explosion.

Mole Creek’s Trowunna Wildlife Park has recently welcomed 10 pouch young to three mothers.

The devils form part of the park’s Save the Tasmanian Devil Program Insurance population for the 2014 season.

Tasmania Zoo at Riverside has also greeted some new furry friends with two sweet babies born to its devil population.

Most Tasmanian devils mate in March and give birth in April with young staying in the pouch until July.

The season is spread over several months and not every animal gives birth at the same time.

The young gradually come out of the den through October, November and December.

Tasmania Zoo is holding a naming competition for its two four-month-old Tasmanian devils.

The winner will be announced on September 7 – National Threatened Species Day.

The zoo can be contacted on 63966100.

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