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Devils off to NZ

Wildlife refuge [email protected] has sent off another batch of insurance population devils it bred in captivity, overseas.

Four of the endangered animals are flying out from Launceston today, bound for Orana Wildlife Park in Christchurch.  

The young males will be right at home in the New Zealand conditions because the climate is similar to Cradle Mountain's chilly environment.

[email protected]'s Danielle Nankervis explains why all four of the devils being sent are male.

"The animals that the programme sends overseas internationally are going as ambassadors, so they are not actually going over there to be breeding, they are going over to raise awareness and educate a broader audience about the devils and the threats that they face."

In 2017, a Japanese zoo in Tokyo took delivery of two devils from [email protected].