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By Heather Pollauf | 

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – What do Toledo and Tasmanian Devils have in common? Two are now members of our community, residing at the Toledo Zoo. Spiderman and Bubbles arrived from an Australian Zoo and are only a year and a half old.

Many Tasmanian Devils are being affected by Devil facial tumor disease, it’s a cloning cancer which can be spread when they eat. The disease is very deadly.

According to Mary Beth McConnell, small mammals zookeeper, “A lot of the zoos in Australian are keeping an insurance population of devils that are free of the disease. They’re translocating healthy animals into other areas to help resupply.”

 

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