Thursday, August 7, 2008


The Thylacine or Tasmanian Tiger was a marsupial that resembled a wolf. It was overhunted after gaining a false reputation as a poultry thief, and the last one known to science died in 1936 in a Tasmanian zoo. Ever since, though, these creatures have been frequently sighted in the wild in both Tasmania and Australia, signalling that perhaps these animals have not died off after all. There are a number of rewards for proof that this animal still lives, and alleged photos from after 1936 exist. However, the issue is yet to be decided either way, as no bodies or captured Thylacines have surfaced since the death of the last one in a zoo. If the cryptid exists, it probably only does so in very small numbers away from major human developments-- perhaps in small colonies in the outback, for example. If the animal still lives, humanity may have a second chance to prevent its complete destruction.

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