WATCH: Tasmanian devil gets pacemaker

- San Diego Zoo’s resident Tasmanian devil, Nick, has been given a second go at life.

During a routine medical check in January, vets found Nick was suffering a heart condition causing his heart to beat slowly.

Then, three weeks ago, they installed a pacemaker in him. Zoo officials say the operation was the second of its type on a devil.

Wednesday, they released him back into his enclosure. Up next for Nick: a checkup in three to six months.

Tasmanian devils are an endangered species due to a facial tumour that has wiped out 90 percent of their population.

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