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Uploader comment: Two of the last known living thylacines.

Image status: EXPLAINED The Tasmanian Tiger ( Thylacine ) was a real animal that was hunted to extinction in Australia in the 19th and early 20th century.


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Comment icon #15 Posted by chise8340 on 31 May, 2011, 5:59
Gorgeous animal. I fear that foxes may soon share the same fate as the Thylacine. As they, too are threats to farmers.
Comment icon #14 Posted by mr rainbow on 15 April, 2011, 1:41
but why didnt they breed???
Comment icon #13 Posted by scotty65 on 19 December, 2010, 14:26
after spending some time with a tasmanian tour guide whilst in a national park in tasmania 15 years ago, he swore that on several different occasions he has spotted tassie tigers and cubs.when i asked why don't you take some photos ,he said" i know that they are there and the people in government would stop him from doing a job that he has loved for the last 22 years" i believed him 100%
Comment icon #12 Posted by d e v i c e on 19 December, 2010, 13:52
If man can start bringing back extinct species using genetics, that's the least he should do. But who would bring us back if we became extinct? Nobody would want to!! Lol
Comment icon #11 Posted by Timonthy on 19 December, 2010, 12:56
It's actually 'Tasmania' and 'Tasmanian' . Also cases of unconfirmed sitings pop up every now and then, although nothing conclusive .
Comment icon #10 Posted by SpaceElisur on 15 December, 2010, 10:53
It's such a shame that we humans are the reason why they are wiped out of the system.
Comment icon #9 Posted by mbauske on 23 June, 2006, 10:51
The Thylacine (tazmanian tiger) was wiped out in the early nineties when they were named as a threat to farmers animals in australia. Law enforcement offered money for the return of a thylacine skin. The thylacine although quite visualine a member of the canine family are far from. The thylacine is actually a member of the marsupial family and possess a pouch in which they carry their young. Also when agitated the thylacine may propel off of they're marsupial tails, not unlike a kangaroo or wallaby. The thylacine also possesses the ability to unhinge its jaw in order to consume large am...
Comment icon #8 Posted by griffon on 14 March, 2006, 2:16
They are whipe out because of man! :o
Comment icon #7 Posted by weasel on 19 November, 2005, 4:23
yeah these are beautiful animals, scientists in australia are trying to clone one of these from a preserved cub specimen they have
Comment icon #6 Posted by grey35 on 8 September, 2005, 22:47
its a beautiful animal shame its wiped out
Comment icon #5 Posted by after_life_solja on 8 September, 2005, 2:25
why are they wiped out???
Comment icon #4 Posted by hotstreak911 on 6 May, 2005, 20:44
they could still be alive they have had sightings of them in tazmainia so they could still be alive i just hope they are cuz they are beautiful animals
Comment icon #3 Posted by marine-bio on 20 March, 2005, 5:55
i like them too. 2bad thers no more of them
Comment icon #2 Posted by captainzaggis on 4 December, 2004, 3:17
i wish they could of bred them..they are pretty.
Comment icon #1 Posted by crypto-buddy on 21 November, 2004, 9:00
:) i like them.
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