VIDEO: Tasmanian Devils - an ideal Xmas gift

HAVING a devil of a time finding the right gift for someone special?

What could be better than investing in a gift that will help ensure Tasmanian Devils like Daisy, which visited the Newcastle Herald yesterday,  have a future.

The Australian Reptile Park has launched a range of Christmas gift options that will raise much-needed funds for the Devil Ark Conservation project in the Barrington Tops.

The 500-hectare site is free from the deadly facial tumours that have ravaged the Tasmanian populations.

The six-month-old devil, Daisy, was among 40 devils born at the Devil Ark project this year.

But while the project staff are delighted with the bumper breeding season, their food and upkeep doesn’t come cheap.

It costs about $2 a day to feed a devil and $200 a year to treat it for parasites, ticks and worms. All up, it costs about $900 a year to keep each devil healthy.

Devil Ark donation packages range from Christmas gift cards, $50 health checks, $62 per month to feed a devil right up to $2000 adoption packages.

For more information contact:  devilark.com.au 

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