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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by johnny k, May 25, 2020.
That last one died a sad lonely death
There are occasional sightings, some video surfaced recently of something similar
Met a lady years ago who said she saw a family of them in the wild.
Wow Rickie ! I thought the last died in the 1930s. It must have a place in the food chain and environment. i have heard of one sighting in the 70s but no evidence. Sad.
Lots of sightings over the years including some from the mainland, the occasional bit of grainy blurry footage, nothing definite yet.
They're talking about cloning one from a preserved embryo in a museum somewhere, but that's a huge fan of worms that no one wants to open I think
Interesting critters for sure. The fiction/thriller movie "The Hunter" put a twist on the Tasmanian Tiger extinction.
I thought that was some kind of prescription cream you put on a rash...
Even though there ar emany unconfirmed sightings on the mainland it's unlikeley that any Tassie Tigers have survived. Dingoes are the top predator, excluding man, and they can deal with any competition for food quite easily as they can operate in packs. Tasmania though is a diferent ball game, lots of rugged country in Tassie where anything could exist.
When I first learned about this animal as a child I always heard it called a Tasmanian wolf. It was only recently I’ve heard it called a tiger. I get the reference because of the stripes but imo that is where the similarities end. I guess since it is actually a marsupial it likely isn’t closely related to either one. Australia, you weird, beautiful, but weird.
Not related in any way to wolves nor Tigers nor Dingoes. It's thought that this little bloke, the Numbat is the Thylacine's closest relative.
Hmm I learned something
I swore with a name thylacine it would have been In a pharmaceutical family not an animal
I remember hearing something like “chicken chordata” in grade school, thought it sounded delicious
Is that what that thing is called? Poor fellow
Edit: woe! I just looked that little guy up, apparently they are insectivorous!, I’ve never heard the term “insectivorous”, I figured insects were covered under being a carnivore
That's nothing. We used to have megafauna like a wombat the size of a hippo - with fangs! Plus a bigger thylacine. They died off due to being outcompeted and hunted by humans. Giant lizards like Komodo dragons, a giant flightless duck bigger than a dodo, a diprotodon - marsupial premammal the size of a horse that walked on it's hind legs like a T-Rex. A koala the size of a bear.
And don't forget about this guy
But this is what he really looks like