Tasmanian Devils Have Been Reintroduced to Australia’s Mainland After 3000 Years

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Tasmanian devils are one of Australia's iconic animals, but they've been missing from most of the continent for millennia. Now, after a 3000-year absence, the Tasmanian devil has been reintroduced to the mainland, CNN reports.

Due to competition from dingoes, Tasmanian devils have been pushed out of every part of Australia except for the island of Tasmania, off the country's southeast coast. The predator has faced another threat in recent decades, as an infectious cancer called devil facial tumor disease decimated the population by 90 percent. Today, there are only 25,000 Tasmanian devils living in the wild.

The Australian NGO Aussie Ark is one of the organizations leading the effort to conserve the species. Since 2011, their breeding program has grown from 44 to 200 devils. Following a trial run of 15 specimens, Aussie Ark released an additional 11 Tasmanian devils into a 988-acre wildlife sanctuary north of Sydney on September 10. The 26 wild animals are the first to live on the mainland in modern history, and the NGO will be tracking their progress using surveys, camera traps, and radio collars.

The reintroduction program isn't just good news for the Tasmanian devil; it could also boost the health of Australia's ecosystems. Invasive species like feral cats and foxes pose a threat to vulnerable populations, and the Tasmanian devil—an apex predator—could help restore balance. If the project is successful, Aussie Ark hopes to add up to 40 more devil specimens to the sanctuary in the near future.

[h/t CNN]

Amazon's Under-the-Radar Coupon Page Features Deals on Home Goods, Electronics, and Groceries

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Now that Prime Day is over, and with Black Friday and Cyber Monday still a few weeks away, online deals may seem harder to come by. And while it can be a hassle to scour the internet for promo codes, buy-one-get-one deals, and flash sales, Amazon actually has an extensive coupon page you might not know about that features deals to look through every day.

As pointed out by People, the coupon page breaks deals down by categories, like electronics, home & kitchen, and groceries (the coupons even work with SNAP benefits). Since most of the deals revolve around the essentials, it's easy to stock up on items like Cottonelle toilet paper, Tide Pods, Cascade dishwasher detergent, and a 50 pack of surgical masks whenever you're running low.

But the low prices don't just stop at necessities. If you’re looking for the best deal on headphones, all you have to do is go to the electronics coupon page and it will bring up a deal on these COWIN E7 PRO noise-canceling headphones, which are now $80, thanks to a $10 coupon you could have missed.

Alternatively, if you are looking for deals on specific brands, you can search for their coupons from the page. So if you've had your eye on the Homall S-Racer gaming chair, you’ll find there's currently a coupon that saves you 5 percent, thanks to a simple search.

To discover all the deals you have been missing out on, head over to the Amazon Coupons page.

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Treat Your Feline This Holiday Season With Fancy Feast’s Cat Food Advent Calendar

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In anticipation of the holiday season, many children and adults get to unwrap mini presents each of the 24 days leading up to Christmas day, during what's known as Advent. Though Advent itself dates back to the 4th century, the version we know today, complete with the chocolate-filled calendars, was popularized in the early 1900s. And apparently it's no longer just for humans, because Fancy Feast is letting your feline roommate in on the fun with this unique cat food Advent calendar, now available at Chewy for $23.

For the 24 days leading up to Christmas, your cat will get to enjoy a variety of different wet foods, including favorites like grilled salmon, chicken, and more. There is even a unique ornament included with each calendar featuring a cat in the shape of a heart that can go right onto your tree. (Also, don't be surprised to find your actual cat making its way into the middle of your tree; they're known climbers.)

Now while you enjoy your Advent calendars from brands like LEGO, Funko, and more, your cat will be able to join in on the fun as well. To learn more about Fancy Feast's Feastivites Advent Calendar, head on over to Chewy.

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