Tasmanian Devil Ambassadors Head for Japan

On the 13th February Jetpets assisted in the transport of 2 very special Tasmanian Devils on route to their new home at the Tama Zoo in Tokyo, Japan. Premier and Minister for Trade, Jeremy Rockliff, said Tasmanian Devils had become an important part of our international relationship-building efforts through the Tasmanian Devil Ambassador Program.

“This marks the poignant farewell of these two Tasmanian Devils, siblings named Wayti and Papiti, as they embark on their journey to Tama Zoo.” said Jeremy Rockliff. Mr Hirofumi Watabe Director of Tama Zoological Park in Tokyo said: “It was predicted that the species would be extinct within 10 years in 2008. And though the situation is still unpredictable, it plateaus now, due to all the efforts of conservationists with the cooperation of the people of Tasmania. I, personally, believe the future of the devils is looking significantly brighter.”