The inspiration for some cartoons can never be known, but the Tasmanian Devil... we've got that covered on the only island home to the carnivorous marsupial. Come see the animal that inspired Robert McKimson to create Taz, with his unending appetite for meat and his short-tempered flair.
Tasmania is a large island just off the southeast coast of the Australian Continent and is part of the Commonwealth of Australia. It is an exotic land, filled with its own unique flora and fauna.While Tasmania has been inhabited for tens of thousands of years, the first Europeans visited the island in the late 18th Century.
Louis Claude de Saulces de Freycinet was a French adventurer and explorer who visited Tasmania in the early 1800s. The oldest national park in Tasmania, Freycinet National Park, was named after him and dedicated in 1916.