Everyone’s favourite Devil… The Tasmanian Devil!

Seeing as Rue Morgue Records is branded by all sorts of ‘devil’ insignia, we thought we would do our bit for conservationism and put our money where our mouth is. In short, we decided to Adopt A Devil and sponsor it to the best of our ability from the Devils @ Cradle Wildlife Park in Tasmania.

Devils @ Cradle is a unique Tasmanian conservation sanctuary located at the entrance to the spectacular World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain National Park. Whilst they concentrate primarily on the Tasmanian devil, the sanctuary is also home to the closely related Spotted-tail and Eastern quolls. Tasmania’s three largest carnivorous marsupials are all now threatened in one way or another in the wild.

The first Devil we have decided to sponsor is Neptune and he is pictured below. The cost of sponsoring a Devil for the duration of a year is $50 but instead of just paying a one-off fee and sponsoring just one Devil, we are going to take donate $50 per month until we have 12 Devils in our fold.

The very first sale we make each month that totals $50, that money will be donated to Devils @ Cradle and the customer who’s money was donated will be listed on this page AND we will send you the kit that Devils @ Cradle send to us with your record which paid for the sponosorship! Cool huh?

It is just a small way of giving and donating to a cause we here at Rue Morgue Records believes in.

Neptune is pictured below and was sponsored by Rue Morgue Records CEO John Raptis.

We welcome you to go ahead and sponsor off your own back if you wish via this link.

Subsequently, we will do so on your behalf with the first record sold each month. $50 will go to sponsor another Devil! It costs you NOTHING as the proceeds will be coming out of our coffers. You still get the record you ordered as normal, but you also get all the feel good vibes of knowing you have contributed to this cause.

 

  • January Sponsorship:
    John Raptis $50 for Neptune

  • January Sponsorship: John Raptis $50 for Neptune
  • Name: Neptune
  • Sex: Male
  • Date of Birth: 2018
  • Origin: Captive bred (Devils@Cradle)
  • Mother: Elyse
  • Father: Quincey/Rocket (Multi-sire)
  • Offspring: None

Neptune has been sponsored and named by Tasmanian biotechnology company Marinova.Neptune was born extremely late in the 2018 breeding season, making him one of the youngest two year old’s currently living at the sanctuary. Over the last few months he has resided in one of our main ‘bachelor pads’, more often than not, seen hanging out with his brother Gustav.

 

  • February Sponsorship:
    Brian Fagan $50 for Macy

  • February Sponsorship: Brian Fagan $50 for Macy
  • Sex: Female
  • Date of Birth: 2019
  • Origin: Captive bred (Devils@Cradle)
  • Mother: Marley
  • Father: McCauley
  • Offspring: None

Macy and her brother Archy were both part of our Corporate Sponsorship program in 2019. Macy has been sponsored and named by Nev, Lyndal, Marlee, Cardie and Jemma Green. She’s very cute and was rather reserved when she was younger, but has started to take on a bit more of her mothers confident and assertive personality!

 

  • March Sponsorship:
    Stefan Hughes $50 for Ossie Pickett

  • March Sponsorship: Stefan Hughes $50 for Ossie Pickett
  • Sex: Male
  • Origin: Captive bred (Devils@Cradle)
  • Mother: Plasson
  • Father: 2066
  • Offspring: None

Ossie Pickett is one of our young from 2020 and has been hand-reared by our keepers. He is a cheeky young male, never failing to crack out his gorgeous devil smile. Ossie has been named after a local legend here at Cradle Mountain who apparently used to get up to quite a bit of mischief – our little fella is certainly following in those footsteps!

 

  • April Sponsorship:
    Jaylee Dixon $50 for Diablo

  • April Sponsorship: Jaylee Dixon $50 for Diablo
  • Sex: Male
  • Origin: Captive bred (Devils@Cradle)
  • Mother: Mallory
  • Father: Seven
  • Offspring: 8

Diablo is a very confident four year old male. Diablo was introduced into our breeding population at two years of age, slightly earlier than most other males, regardless of his young age, he showed strong instincts and has been given breeding recommendations again for the 2021 season.

 

  • May Sponsorship:
    Darren Haar $50 for Woolie

  • May Sponsorship: Darren Haar $50 for Diablo
  • Sex: Male
  • Origin: Captive bred (Devils@Cradle)
  • Mother: Squirt
  • Father: Jasper
  • Offspring: None

One of many joeys fathered by the very successful Jasper in 2019, Woolie has spent the first year of his life in one of our main display enclosures entertaining our visitors with his antics! He’s been sponsored and named by the fantastic people at Woolnorth Tours in North West Tasmania.

 

  • June Sponsorship:
    Cesare Vallesi $50 for Boudicea

  • June Sponsorship: Cesare Vallesi $50 for Diablo
  • Sex: Female
  • Origin: Captive bred (Devils@Cradle)
  • Mother: Jennifer
  • Father: Grippy
  • Offspring: One

“Boudicea” is another corporate sponsor courtesy of Christine and Derek Barnes. She was introduced to the breeding program last season, becoming a first time Mum to “Devlin”!.

 

  • July Sponsorship:
    Tod Mackay & Sim Stewart $50 for Prince Harry

  • July Sponsorship: Tod Mackay & Sim Stewart $50 for Diablo
  • Sex: Male
  • Origin: Captive bred (Devils@Cradle)
  • Mother: Ellaria
  • Father: Chopper
  • Offspring: 0

Prince Harry is a confident male being hand-reared along with his sister Juniper. He can be quite vocal and feisty at times, but will always come over to keepers and visitors for some attention.

 

  • August Sponsorship:
    Craig Goodwin $50 for Mod

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • August Sponsorship: Craig Goodwin $50 for Mod
  • Sex: Female
  • Origin: Captive bred (Devils@Cradle)
  • Mother: Mishka
  • Father: Howard
  • Offspring: 4

Mod is quite a shy little female around keepers, but this doesn’t stop her competing with the boys in her enclosure for food. She has no trouble letting them know who’s boss at the dinner table! Mod has turned 4 this year, making her one of the oldest at the Sanctuary and has been easing into her retirement life very nicely!

 

  • September Sponsorship:
    Frank Aquilina $50 for Celestial

  • September Sponsorship: Frank Aquilina $50 for Celestial
  • Sex: Female
  • Origin: Captive bred (Devils@Cradle)
  • Mother: Pepsi
  • Father: McCauley
  • Offspring: 0

Celestial is a very confident female devil who is celebrating her second birthday in 2021. She has been given breeding recommendations this year with the season commencing in mid-February. This will be her first season breeding and we have high hopes for her! She’s already shown us that she can give the boys a bit of a run-around when she wants to, so we’re making sure we pair her up with a male that’s experienced in this particular aspect of being a devil.

 

  • October Sponsorship:
    Matthew Monaco $50 for Rayn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • October Sponsorship: Matthew Monaco $50 for Rayne
  • Sex: Female
  • Origin: Captive bred (Devils@Cradle)
  • Mother: Mishka
  • Father: Tex
  • Offspring: 0

Rayne is the oldest of our 2018 cohort housed within the sanctuary, and as a result of being partially hand-reared by one of our keepers, she is quite the confident devil! She often shows off her confidence on our After Dark Feeding tours, sneaking up behind her keepers to try to steal food from them. Rayne is the only devil here at the sanctuary with the less common trait of being completely black, with no white markings!

 

  • November Sponsorship:
    Jacinta Vukovich $50 for Archy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • November Sponsorship: Jacinta Vukovich $50 for Archy
  • Sex: Male
  • Origin: Captive bred (Devils@Cradle)
  • Mother: Marley
  • Father: McCauley
  • Offspring: 0

Archy is one of our bachelor devils currently housed in the sanctuary. He was made available in our Corporate Sponsorship program earlier in his life and was lucky enough to be sponsored and named by the Archer family in loving memory of their husband, daddy and poppa, Wayne “Archy” Archer. What better way to celebrate his memory!
Archy is a cheeky little fella, often making an appearance with his brothers from other mothers on our Day Feeding Tours.

 

  • December Sponsorship:
    Cassandra Hale $50 for Linc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • December Sponsorship: Cassandra Hale $50 for Linc
  • Sex: Male
  • Origin: Captive bred (Devils@Cradle)
  • Mother: Mishka
  • Father: Seven
  • Offspring: 0

Linc is following in his mother’s (and uncle Chopper’s) footsteps, quickly growing to be one of the largest devils residing here at Devils@Cradle. Like his predecessors, he has also developed a fairly quiet and relaxed temprement, and is a perfect example of a gentle giant.

 

 

Our Yearly Sponsors:

  • January Sponsorship: John Raptis $50 for Neptune
  • February Sponsorship: Brian Fagan $50 for Macy
  • March Sponsorship: Stefan Hughes $50 for Ozzie Pickett
  • April Sponsorship: Jaylee Dixon $50 for Diablo
  • May Sponsorship: Darren Haar $50 for Woolie
  • June Sponsorship: Cesare Vallesi $50 for Boudicea
  • July Sponsorship: Tod Mackay & Sim Stewart $50 for Prince Harry
  • August Sponsorship: Craig Goodwin $50 for Mod
  • September Sponsorship: Frank Aquilina $50 for Celestial
  • October Sponsorship: Matthew Monaco $50 for Rayne
  • November Sponsorship: Jacinta Vukovich $50 for Archy
  • December Sponsorship: Cassandra Hale $50 for Linc

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