Zac Efron Flexed His Bicep While Checking Out a Tasmanian Devil

Zac Efron is currently shooting season two of the hit Netflix show Down to Earth in Australia, and the actor has been sharing some revealing behind-the-scenes photos of what fans can expect when the series drops later this year.

Most of the images, not surprisingly, depict Efron enjoying the outdoors and good-naturedly vibing with various animals, which thus far have included visits to see wild pigs, kangaroos, and dolphins.

In his latest Instagram post, Efron, 33, is seen cradling a Tasmanian Devil. (“Devil down under,” he cheekily captioned the post.) Also hard to miss is Efron’s other flex—a sleeve-busting bicep turned toward the camera, complete with protruding vein. As we noted last month, Efron appears to be almost back to Baywatch level fit based on recent workout photos.

While Efron didn’t provide much else in the way of context, he did tag Aussie Ark as the location of his shoot, a wildlife sanctuary “dedicated to saving endangered native animals.”

After reaching out to Aussie Ark, a representative from the sanctuary confirmed that Efron spent the day helping the president of the preservation project, Tim Faulkner, “conduct health checks” on the devils, adding that they routinely “check weight, overall condition, and keep an eye out for any wounds.” (Tasmanian Devils can grow to be as heavy as 25 pounds, which could also explain that impressive bicep flex.)

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According to National Geographic, the once-abundant Tasmanian Devil is now found only on the island state of Tasmania. And while the critter that Efron is cuddling may look cute, it can also have a nasty streak, as any kid who grew up watching Looney Tunes may have guessed.

“Tasmanian devils have a reputation for flying into a rage,” National Geographic reports. “Early European settlers dubbed them “devils” after witnessing displays such as teeth-baring, lunging, and an array of spine-chilling guttural growls.”

They’re quick to add, however, that many of these behaviors could be merely feeding rituals or fear-induced, so Efron and his new friend are likely doing just fine.

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