Tasmanian devil killed at US zoo had skull crushed by asphalt block

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Tasmanian devil killed at US zoo had skull crushed by asphalt block

Police investigating case believe the marsupial was killed either by workers or visitors at zoo in Albuquerque, New Mexico

  • theguardian.com, Sunday 19 October 2014 01.41 BST
A Tasmanian devil at an Australian zoo bears its teeth.
A Tasmanian devil at an Australian zoo. The animals are threatened in the wild from devil facial tumour disease.Photograph: Paul A Souders/Corbis

A Tasmanian devil at a US zoo has had its skull crushed by a block of asphalt and police are trying to determine whether a zoo employee or a member of the public was responsible.

Jasper was one of four Tasmanian devils shipped from Australia to the Albuquerque Bio Park Zoo in New Mexico last December. :::

http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2014/oct/19/tasmanian-devil-killed-at-us-zoo-had-skull-crushed-by-asphalt-block

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