tasmanian devil wildlife park

Aug 25th, 2008, 05:25 PM
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tasmanian devil wildlife park

I am wondering if we visit the Tasmanian Wildlife Park (on the Tasman Peninsula near Hobart) during the middle of the afternoon, if we will be able to see any devils? Since they are nocturnal, will they all be asleep?
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Aug 26th, 2008, 08:28 PM
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I'm not Australian but
(1). YOu can definitely see Tasmanian Devils during the day at Banorong wildlife park near Hobart- which may be what you are talking about. They are not particularly nocturnal when raised in captivity. I have a great picture of two of them fighting over kangeroo meat, and they seemed perfectly wide awake at about noon. (2) I don't think you should meet them in the wild even if you could. They are carnivores, and probably not the sweetest animals in the world.
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Aug 27th, 2008, 08:00 AM
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We had a great time at the park - stayed for several hours in fact to see the wild bird show (injured birds who live there now) in the early to mid afternoon and LOTS of devil activity (mainly fighting!)

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Aug 27th, 2008, 08:30 PM
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Thanks very much! Can't wait to see those devils!
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Sep 5th, 2008, 11:25 PM
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My husband and I also enjoyed the Tasmanian Devil Wildlife Park, which we visited a few years ago. I would agree with Elizabeth that it has a very nice bird show as well. Plus, you can walk amidst the kangaroos and geese. The drive from Hobart is very pleasant.
The Tasmanian devils were really interesting. We went at feeding time. The enclosure was home to a mom and her two cubs, but she wasn't very maternal--she kept stealing pieces of meat away from her cubs!
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Sep 6th, 2008, 07:57 AM
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Sounds like it's important to be there at feeding time. We'll make a point to do that!
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Sep 30th, 2008, 06:26 AM
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We've been to this particular park also and thoroughly enjoyed it. Walking amongst the kangaroos was my favorite part. The cafe that was there a couple of years ago was nice. Also, if you have a chance while you're in Tasmania the Bruny Island Tour was fabulous. A bit pricey, but well worth it.
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Oct 2nd, 2008, 10:43 AM
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We saw Bonorong Wildlife Park and the Tasmanian Devil Conservation Centeren and we enjoyed both of them - see my 3 part trip report that I recently posted.
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