Declared extinct in 1936, the legacy of the Thylacine or Tasmanian Tiger lives on today.
Recently, a man from the Thylacnine Awareness Group claimed to have photographic evidence that confirmed the creature still roamed Tasmania. All those photographs actually confirmed were that wallabies and pademelons roam the island!
Another creature, the coelacanth, was discovered to still exist despite being thought to have gone extinct millions of years ago. Though to be fair, the oceans are a bit bigger than Tasmania! That said, scientists are regularly discovering/sighting new and lesser spotted species all over the globe.
Reports of Tasmanian Tiger sightings regularly make the headlines as does footage of dingoes, foxes with a dodgy leg and a variety of unidentified animals.
It’s been a while since I read the book pictured above but I’m sure that it mentions the carbon dating of some mainland Thylacine bones that were found to be quite recent.
What do you think? Does the Thylacine still roam Tasmania or was this a spectacular own goal of how to lose a species and an irretrievable loss?
Many thanks for voting and I’ll share people’s thoughts on Thursday. As well as voting, feel free to add your voice to the comments section.
Oh, and incase you missed it, the Tasmanian Tiger themed film The Hunter was featured in a previous post…
And a book about the aforementioned Coelacanth was recommended here…