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Tasmanian Devils Arrive at the Columbus Zoo for the First Time in 20 Years

If you grew up watching Looney Tunes, you might think Tasmanian Devils are scary, ferocious creatures that turn into tornadoes and destroy everything. However, you would also be wrong. Tasmanian Devils are cute as hell, and for the first time in two decades, they will call the Columbus Zoo home.

Their names are Sprout, Thyme and Mustard. How cute is that!?!

The babies, Sprout, Thyme, and Mustard, remain in quarantine per standard protocol, but are transitioning to their brand-new habitat located in the Zoo’s Australia and the Islands region. As soon as the Tasmanian devils settle in to their new home, a public viewing schedule will be announced.


The Columbus Zoo is now one of only seven zoos in North America to currently house the species.

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The adorable creatures came to Columbus as part of the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program and, personally, I cannot wait to be able to go see them. (Also, here’s your friendly reminder that the DTix desk sells Columbus Zoo tickets for much cheaper than you’ll find at the gate, just don’t forget to bring some money for parking.)

Header photo courtesy of The Columbus Zoo/Twitter.

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