Tasmanian devils, found in Tasmania, Australia are the largest marsupial carnivore. They have rat-like features, brown or black crude rough fur and sharp, pointed teeth. They are found only in the coastal scrublands and forests of Tasmania. As a result of intensified hunting, their number has drastically decreased in the first half of the 20th century. They are mostly considered as pests by farmers and villagers, therefore they are often hunted by them. But since 1941, strict measures have been taken to protect them from a facial tumor disease that is incurable, infectious and fatal.