Wild Discs Tasmanian Devil Prototype is a control 9 speed fairway driver. From first impression it is a great control disc with a straight flight and good amount of fade at the end. This is an overstable fairway driver.
Speed: 9 Glide: 4 Turn: 0 Fade: 2.5 (Estimated)
This plastic blend is a premium polymer that produces a flexible flight plate and stiffer rim. The plastic is grippy like Innova Star plastic or DD Fusion, with a bit more flexibility and grip.
PDGA – APPROVED!
Threats to survival
Efforts in the late 1800s to eradicate Tasmanian devils—considered to be livestock-killing pests—were nearly successful. In 1941, the government made devils a protected species, and their numbers have grown steadily since.
Tragically, though, a catastrophic illness discovered in the mid-1990s has killed tens of thousands of Tasmanian devils. Called devil facial tumor disease (DFTD), this rapidly spreading condition is a rare contagious cancer that causes large lumps to form around the animal’s mouth and head, making it hard for it to eat. The animal eventually starves to death. As a result, Tasmania’s devil population has plummeted from 140,000 to as few as 20,000, and the species is now classified as endangered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.
The Tasmanian devil is a protected species in Australia. In 2003, the Tasmanian state government launched its Save the Tasmanian Devil Program as an official response to the threat of extinction posed by DFTD. This response includes sequestering populations where the disease has not yet appeared and focusing on captive breeding programs to save the species from extinction. Researchers have also been working to develop a vaccine for the disease.
There’s reason to believe the Tasmanian devil can be saved. In 2015, Menna Jones, an expert on the species at the University of Tasmania in Hobart and National Geographic grantee, observed that some devils seemed to be adapting to the disease. “We’ve seen seven, possibly eight animals whose tumors have regressed,” she said. she said. “The patterns we are seeing give hope.”
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