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    The Thylacine. circa 1906. Photo taken at Hobart Zoo, Tasmania. Now extinct.

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    • Kimberly Brock

      Photo of a now extinct animal - The last Tasmanian Tigers known to have existed, died in the Hobart Zoo in Tasmania, Australia on September 7th, 1936.

    • Laurra Lee

      The Thylacine. circa 1906. Photo taken at Hobart Zoo, Tasmania. Now extinct. The Thylacine (aka Tasmanian Tiger or Tasmanian Wolf) was a carnivorous marsupial. The last one seen was in 1933. It is now extinct.

    • Queenie Baxter

      Thylacines (Tasmanian Tiger or Tasmanian Wolf; actually related to the Tasmanian devil). Went extinct in 1936, and the last recorded one died in a zoo in Tasmania, Australia.

    • Kirstine Friis Albrechtsen

      Interesting (Danish) article on recreating extinct animals. And while they're all fascinating, I'd especially love to see the Thylacine (Tasmanian Tiger) alive again. That and the Aurochs, which is well on its way.

    • Louisa Hope

      The Thylacine - Tasmanian Tiger, circa 1906. Photo taken at Hobart Zoo, Tasmania. Now extinct. Our fault, sorry.

    • Linda Chumbley

      The Tasmanian Tiger or thylacines, once the largest carnivorous marsupial in Australia and Tasmania, went the way of the dodo in 1936. Environmental pressure and hunting killed off Tasmanian tigers. The last died in a zoo in 1936, only months after the Tasmanian government extended protection to the species.

    • Kokolii Dark-Cloud

      Smithsonian Institution Archives, 1906 - Once the largest carnivorous marsupial in Australia and Tasmania, the Tasmanian Tiger went the way of the Dodo. The last died in a zoo in 1936, only months after the Tasmanian government extended protection to the species.

    • Carolyn Anders

      Should We Clone Extinct Animals? The problem with cloning extinct animals is that in most cases there is not enough of the genetic code left over for us to successfully create the full code needed to create a clone. What about species that have recently gone extinct such as the Tasmanian Tiger in Australia. The good news is that there is still quite a few biological remains of this creature around and even a preserved fetus. So it is quite possible to construct a full genome.

    • Andrea Gross

      i miss you, thylacine… #animal #extinct #TasmanianTiger

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    On 7 September 1936, the death of the last officially recorded thylacine occurred at Hobart Zoo in Tasmania. A carnivorous marsupial, the thylacine was also known as the Tasmanian tiger or Tasmanian wolf. It is believed to have become extinct as a result of disease, the introduction of dogs in Tasmania and from being hunted by humans. Sightings of Tasmania tigers continue to this day but none have proved conclusive

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    This photograph, taken sometime before 1921, shows two thylacines at the Hobart Zoo, the smaller one a juvenile. The now extinct thylacine was commonly referred to as the Tasmanian tiger or Tasmanian wolf, yet it was neither indigenous to Tasmania nor directly related to either of its namesakes. In fact, it was the largest meat-eating marsupial to have existed since the extinction of the Thylacoleo, or so-called ‘marsupial lion’.

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    ▶ Last Tasmanian Tiger, Thylacine, 1933

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