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Does the Thylacine still exist ?


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#1    UM-Bot

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Posted 23 December 2008 - 10:16 AM

Image credit: Hobart Zoo
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Australian wildlife scientists have re-opened the cryptic case of the Tasmanian tiger, a marsupial carnivore that resembled a striped coyote and which was last seen alive more than 70 years ago.

Scientists think chances are slim that Thylacinus cynocephalus still roams remote areas of Tasmania, the large island just south of Australia, but they can't help but turn over every possible leaf for evidence.

The last wild Tasmanian tiger was killed by a farmer around 1930, and the last captive died in 1936 at the Hobart Zoo in Tasmania's capital. Fifty years later, the species was declared extinct.

Despite the official extinction, rumored sightings of the creature have continued to emerge from Tasmania's temperate forests.

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Posted 23 December 2008 - 11:57 AM

I sure hope so.  I think there have been enough sitings to warrant saving their habitat.

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Posted 23 December 2008 - 02:14 PM

I hope they are still around as well.  I've always found them interesting, and I'm sad I never got the chance to see a live one.

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Posted 23 December 2008 - 04:14 PM

Montauk monster skull looks so much like this Thylacinus cynocephalus's skull to me but I'm an observer not an expert.


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Posted 23 December 2008 - 05:44 PM

I hope they are still around also. If they are, someone going to see one and you know the idiot will most likely shoot it instead of filming it or they might film themselves shooting it.

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Posted 23 December 2008 - 06:09 PM

Odin11 on Dec 23 2008, 09:44 AM, said:

I hope they are still around also. If they are, someone going to see one and you know the idiot will most likely shoot it instead of filming it or they might film themselves shooting it.

Idiot: “Hey lookie heer I done shot me a Tasmanian tiger.”
Scientist: “Yeah, thanks, now they really are extinct.”


Yeah, no doubt! Same thing they will do to a Bigfoot if they can. Stupid, stupid, stupid!


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Posted 23 December 2008 - 06:41 PM

Odin11 on Dec 23 2008, 09:44 AM, said:

I hope they are still around also. If they are, someone going to see one and you know the idiot will most likely shoot it instead of filming it or they might film themselves shooting it.

Idiot: “Hey lookie heer I done shot me a Tasmanian tiger.”
Scientist: “Yeah, thanks, now they really are extinct.”

The problem is, unless you have a body, most people will just scream, "PhotoShop!" and tell you off.

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Posted 23 December 2008 - 07:05 PM

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The problem is, unless you have a body, most people will just scream, "PhotoShop!" and tell you off.


True that. Kinda of a catch22. Damned if you do, damned if you dont.


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Posted 24 December 2008 - 06:39 PM

PhoenixBird88 on Dec 23 2008, 12:05 PM, said:

True that. Kinda of a catch22. Damned if you do, damned if you dont.

No problem, they will bring back through cloned dna, kill them get them extinct, then clone them again kill them ... ok I will quit now. tongue.gif

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 06:50 PM

Paracelse on Dec 24 2008, 10:39 AM, said:

No problem, they will bring back through cloned dna, kill them get them extinct, then clone them again kill them ... ok I will quit now. tongue.gif


Now that would take some kind of new *********** bad, bad person.


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Posted 13 January 2009 - 04:10 AM

I assumed these were still alive...I remember they were on the Wild Thornberrys game for PS1. Why bother educating us about the habitat of an extinct mammal, really.


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Posted 23 March 2009 - 04:25 AM

I wish they are still alive.....

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