Read on here: http://www.news.com....9-1226909234177
I do like some of the comments towards the end of the article from the curator, David Maynard, relating to why he believes the animal is extinct:
They were slow-growing, producing few young, and the last wild tiger was killed in 1930.
"At best they lived in the wild until 1950," Mr Maynard said.
"The last one probably died in the wild alone and unknown.
"The road kill in Tasmania is exceptional - 293,000 animals a year - and not one of them in the last 50 years has been a thylacine."
Personally, I believe they are extinct.
The CFZ expedition late 2013 also failed to turn up anything besides anecdotal evidence.
UM Thread here: http://www.unexplain....an tiger&st=15
And also there's this thread from 25th March '14 relating to a hunter who believes the growing popularity of dash cams will result in a sighting: http://www.unexplain....ian tiger&st=0
Zero out of 293,000 roadkill cases in Tasmania doesn't really support that. Foxes get killed on mainland Australia all the time and there's a lot more room to move here.
Or is there a saying I'm not aware of for thylacines which trumps 'sly as a fox'?
Edit: Please post in those threads if discussing those topics - I don't want to hijack them!
Edited by Timonthy, 07 May 2014 - 01:55 PM.