There’s something misleading about the name Tasmanian devil, because the marsupial looks hardly evil at all.
Don’t take our word for it though. Just look at this very adorable creature dealing with snow, which fell over the Tasmanian Devil sanctuary in Cradle Mountain, Australia.
Battling the winter cold, this little thing has become mighty popular on the sanctuary’s Facebook page, since a video of it was posted on Thursday.
The sanctuary, Devils at Cradle, is a conservation facility to help observe the lifecycles of the marsupial and the threats which face them.
One of these threats is Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD), which is a transmissible cancer that affect the world’s largest living carnivorous marsupial.
DFTD has contributed to a decline in the animal’s numbers, which has fallen by at least 60 percent since the disease was detected in the mid-’90s, according to the IUCN, which currently lists it as endangered.
Tasmanian devils aren’t the only animal to make the sanctuary home, just check out this young spotted quoll in the snow too.
[h/t Huffington Post]