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Backpacking, independent travel, and flashpacking are cheaper than the "cheapest package tours" and promotional offers around but you can also use travel information for family vacations, even romantic honeymoon destinations.
More than the usual tourist spots and "places to see," this blog advocates heritage conservation, environmental protection, and history awareness for Filipinos, foreigners, and ex-pats wishing to explore Paradise Philippines and Exotic Asia!
Made popular by Warner Brothers Looney Toons, although "incorrectly" represented, the Tasmanian Devil spins and eats anything in its path in search of the wily Bugs Bunny.
In reality, Looney Tune's Taz is very different from the real Tasmanian Devil, marsupials endemic to Australian island state of Tasmania. They're nocturnal mammals the size of small dogs.
In hope of even seeing one, Tutubi visited Taronga Zoo and searched for Taz sleeping inside the enclosure but to no avail. It was at the Australia Museum where he got to see the actual Tasmanian Devil but already a preserved one.
Tasmanian Devil information and photo posted near an the home of Taz in Taronga Zoo but the elusive little devil may be sleeping in his "hell hole." Note the size of tasmanian devil scaled to the holder's hand
The preserved Tasmanian Devil on display at the Australia Museum in Sydney
Tutubi dreads the day when many of today's fabulous creatures become extinct and can be seen only in books, websites, movies and museums and not in zoos or at best in their natural habitat.
i know marsupials from my pre-med classes back in biology but our prof then failed to include taz as one of them. i was also lazy to research about it. thank God for blogs now that are informative and less boring. thanks for sharing.
it was so nice of you for visiting my site and including it in your blogroll. thank you. it's a pleasure seeing in you in po heng even for a glimpse. see you again when we see you! =)
docgelo, hope you'll recognize me again when you see me as I don't really make "public appearances" that much including that accidental meeting with Ivan at New Po Heng Lumpia House in Binondo :P nice to meet you too
Isn't it sad that such animal is in the verge of extinction? As a child I was always fascinated by looney tunes' Taz that it has been a dream to visit Australia, just to see and feel the land where it once roamed around.
We humans have a big responsibility to ensure the almost-extinct-creatures survive. We need to do our part.