Tasmanian Tiger

Tasmanian tiger was the largest carnivorous marsupial.

It was already rare when the first Europeans arrived in Australia, but the early Europeans are to blame for its extinction.


Rare sightings are still reported, but even if they were true, it would be unlikely that there would be enough of them for the species to recover.
Tasmanian Wolf or Tiger (Thylacinus Cynocephalus)
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It is sometimes also called Tasmanian wolf, and that name is actually more suitable since it was a dog-animal, not a big cat.

What made people call it tiger was the stripes it had across the back.

It once covered the whole Australia, but had become rare on the mainland by the time the first Europeans arrived. In Tasmania, it was still abundant.

The early Europeans feared it and disliked when it took a few sheep, and so they shot them until their numbers went really low in the late 1800s.

Despite being a carnivore, it was a very timid animal and avoided any human contact.

It basically went extinct in the early 1900s, but reports of sightings have continued.

None has really been proven true, but even if some where, the chances that there would be enough animals left to re-establish a proper population are very unlikely.

Dingo may also have played a role in its disappearance on the mainland.





































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