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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 #10 Posted by earthygirl04 on 25 July, 2004, 7:54
What the heck is this thing? It looks like it's half zebra and half rat!!!
Comment icon #9 Posted by eternalfallout on 27 July, 2004, 7:38
Tazmanian Wolf?
Comment icon #8 Posted by naotaman on 30 July, 2004, 22:56
no its a tazmanian tiger! This is the last on know which died in captivity!
Comment icon #7 Posted by debunkster on 5 August, 2004, 4:03
It's said that some survivors have been spotted in the wild, but I am not optimistic about that. It's an awful sad story what happened to these animals.
Comment icon #6 Posted by kingdom come on 8 August, 2004, 3:43
Yeah that's the famous Tazi tiger. It truly is sad that they were wiped out. They were hunted by farmers who complained that they were eating all of the sheep....but when you look at the picture there mouth and body proportions are not big enough to eat a sheep, so there's a bit of contraversy about that. However i reckon that there a terrific animal
Comment icon #5 Posted by azraelschroeder on 15 September, 2004, 4:26
see, these are the kinds of things that seem exotic to us because we dont see them anymore. like dinosaurs. we would think them about as exotic as chipmunks if they still lived today. ;)
Comment icon #4 Posted by grimlund on 19 September, 2004, 14:23
Remember the coelacanth. The scientists were convinced that it was extinct when it suddenly showd up in 1938. The last known living tazmanian tiger died in the 30:s in captivity just like "Naotaman" wrote here above. I´m convinced that the taz-tiger still is alive. Even to day people report that they have seen the animal.
Comment icon #3 Posted by tamathea on 27 September, 2004, 13:39
If i was a Tassie Tiger I'd be hiding too. They were supposed to attack sheep, not eat them whole ;-) Not hard to rip a sheeps throat out.
Comment icon #2 Posted by master_t on 5 October, 2004, 18:11
these things would still be around if we didnt kill them all..... were basterds
Comment icon #1 Posted by da_mcvinster on 18 October, 2004, 21:21
Genocide is Ok when its us killing a "lesser" species....

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