Road Kill

One thing we’ve noticed lots of in Tasmania is the roadkill. I found these stats below for just how many are killed here which is quite shocking really. A bit worrying too for the Tasmanian Devils which are already a threatened species:

  • Estimated roadkill per year: 293,000
  • Brushtailed possum: 108,543
  • Pademelon: 28,854
  • Wallaby: 15,829
  • Tasmanian devil: 3,392
  • Average roadkill density: 1 animal every 3 kms
  • Average roadkill per driver per year: 1
  • 32 animals killed every hour (average for the year)
  • 50% of roadkill happens where vehicles travel over 80 km/hr




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