Thursday, August 10, 2017

Fact of the Day: Tasmanian Tiger

Thylacines, better known as Tasmanian Tigers were marsupials native to Tasmania, mainland Australia, and New Guinea. However they only made it to the 20th century before they went extinct. 

14 comments:

Pat Hatt said...

They looked not to be messed with.

Birgit said...

They look like a cross between a dog and a cat. I think the last one died in 1936....what a shame

stephen Hayes said...

I doubt they went extinct. I bet they were forced into extinction by hunting and the destruction of their habitat.

Martha said...

That is sad :(

RO said...

Beautiful animal. So sad it's now extinct.

Gloria Baker said...

I heard they are extinted, so sad :(

Jen said...

It's so sad that they aren't around anymore! They look like a very menacing animal though.

Christine said...

Interesting, that's too bad.

Jenn said...

I read this and had a bit of memory of watching a movie about a tasmanian tiger...I think.

Huggybear said...

There are the occasional so called "sightings" of the "TIGER".
The "Tasmanian Devil" still exists and is a well and truly protected species........absolutely ugly creatures. They suffer from horrible sores on their mouths.
The devils in captivity are looked after by vets. and wildlife officers who do their best to cure the horrible mouth sores and then if cured release them back into their natural habitat.
So far seems successful...........God help anyone who shoots one
so US animal hunters be warned!
Colin

Huggybear said...

Correct Steve...........PLUS INTRODUCED new diseases
after Tasmania was colonised.
Seems dogs had a lot to do with their extinction.
Colin

JACKIESUE said...

extinct ..along with many thousands of other animals.

Moving with Mitchell said...

They look hyena-like.

Fundy Blue said...

Too many things going extinct in the last 100 years ~ We're in a major extinction event right now. :(