ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – If you didn’t already know, the Rio Grande Zoo is only one of two places in the U.S. people can see Tasmanian devils.
The website NewsCastic is giving several reasons why the city is lucky to have them.
- They are the largest carnivorous marsupials in the world, weighing up to 27 pounds.
- Tasmanian devils have powerful jaws, biting at 1,200 pounds per square inch.
- They also open their mouths wide when they’re scared.
- Tasmanian devils also challenge other devils to fight by giving a sharp sneeze.
- They store fat in their tails so their bodies have something to draw on when food is scarce.