Footage of last known thylacine is colorized
August 9, 2019 | 31 comments
When Benjamin died, his species died with him. Image Credit: Archives Office of Tasmania
A fascinating video has emerged showing colorized footage of the last known Tasmanian tiger.
The animal, which was known as Benjamin, was trapped in the Florentine Valley in 1933 before being sent to Hobart Zoo where it lived in captivity for three years.
It died on September 7th, 1936 as the last confirmed member of its species.
Famous footage of Benjamin, which shows the animal yawning and walking around its enclosure, was captured by naturalist David Fleay.
The colorized version was reportedly created using a software program called DeOldify.
The color footage is perhaps the closest we may ever get to seeing a live thylacine in the flesh.
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