haiku # 2655

 

threatened extinction

of tasmanian devil

by facial sharing

 

(C) 2014 arne torneck all rights reserved google image

 

Note: This Tasmanian devil was photographed at a quarantine facility in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. The site monitors devils for signs of devil facial tumor disease (DFTC), a fatal, contagious cancer that over the past decade has decimated wild populations of the iconic Australian marsupial.