‘Like wolves to Yellowstone’: Tasmanian devils released on Australian mainland

Sydney (AFP) – Tasmanian devils have been released into the wild on Australia’s mainland 3,000 years after the feisty marsupials went extinct there, in what conservationists described on Monday as a “historic” step. Aussie Ark, along with a coalition of other conservation groups, revealed on Monday that they had released 26 of the carnivorous mammals into a 400-hectare sanctuary at Barrington Tops, about 3.5 hours north of Sydney. More details in Tuesday’s Borneo Bulletin.