Devil’s Heaven is a dedicated conservation breeding program, situated within Tasmania Zoo’s precinct. Featuring advanced bio-secure breeding pens, Devil’s Heaven has been home to a successful breeding population of Eastern Province Devils for over 10 years.

Devil’s Heaven has received much support from local organisations wanting to do their part to save this iconic species. In return, Devil’s Heaven supplies healthy, disease-free devils for display within Tasmania Zoo. Feeding and interpretation is conducted daily for tourists, locals and school groups to assist with the conservation of the species.


Main threats to wildlife on a local and global scale include habitat destruction, persecution and illegal trade, invasive species, pollution, and climate change.
Our aim is to play an active role in helping combat these threats through connecting people with wildlife, participating in conservation programs including breeding, rescue, rehabilitation, and research and through delivering advocacy and educational messaging.


Tasmania Zoo is home to numerous species listed as threatened by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature – link to this website) and participates in their conservation through involvement in formal zoo species management programs at a regional and international level. These programs help to maintain genetically diverse and sustainable populations to help and protect against extinction, for release to the wild, to further conservation research and community education.

We are proud to contribute to the following formal species management programs. To Learn more about in-situ conservation efforts and how you can help, click the animals below.

Cotton-top Tamarin

Saguinus oedipus

Swift Parrot

Lathamus discolor

Tasmanian Devil

Sarcophilus harrisii

Australian Little Penguin

Eudyptula minor


Casuaris casuaris

Spotted Tailed Quoll

Dasyurus maculatus

Snow Leopard

Panthera Uncia

White Cheeked Gibbon

Nomascus leucogenys


Acinonyx jubatus

African Painted Dog

Lycaon pictus

Ring Tailed Lemur

Lemur catta

Red Panda

Ailurus fulgens

Sumatran Tiger

Panthera tigris

Greater Bilby

Macrotis lagotis

Javan Gibbon

Hylobates moloch

Golden Lion Tamarin

Leontopethicus rosalia