PHOTOS: Parachute Spider, New Shrew on 2008 ''Red List''

PHOTOS: Fishing Cat, New Shrew Among At-Risk Species
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Tasmanian Devil

Not considered a conservation concern on the previous list, Australia's Tasmanian devils have seen their numbers drop by more than 60 percent over the past ten years due to a fatal, infectious facial cancer.

(Related news: "Tasmanian Devils Named Endangered Species" [May 21, 2008].)

The devil is now listed as endangered on the 2008 Red List. Uninfected populations are being isolated to aid in disease management and future repopulation efforts.
—Photograph by Ian Waldie/Getty Images
 
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