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tasmanian tiger
« on: 27/02/2006 11:21:18 »
thylacinus cyncephalus  are these creatures extinct or could they still be wandering around tasmania, whats your view ?

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Re: tasmanian tiger
« Reply #1 on: 27/02/2006 13:46:26 »
I believe the last known living example of a Thylacinus cynocephalusdied in captivity at the turn of the century. The good news is that they actually filmed it first, pacing its cage (in black & white, of course). I'm not aware of any sightings of the thylacine since, and would be surprised if it was found alive again. Improbable, but not impossible.
 

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Re: tasmanian tiger
« Reply #2 on: 27/02/2006 14:00:59 »


What an intresting animal...I love the stripes.

In those days didn't they like to hunt these things to extinction ?

It would be wonderful to find some still living.

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Re: tasmanian tiger
« Reply #3 on: 27/02/2006 14:42:36 »
i am absolutely fascinated by this kind of thing,there is a chance,that some may be walking around the forests of tasmania,right now.
its like big-foot and the yeti.reports from all over the world of these creatures.
we have our own beasts,alien big cats,but sadly,untill someone brings one in dead or alive,they will simply be stories. [8D]

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Re: tasmanian tiger
« Reply #4 on: 27/02/2006 15:57:07 »
There was a recent news event where some chappies did in fact find some long thought of extinct birds in some part of the world....can anyone remember ?..it was only a few weeks ago!!


1 minute later...isn't Google great ? http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/04/0428_050428_extinctwoodpecker.html


hang on !!..that goes back to April 05...I am sure there has been a more recent discovery *sigh*

..another minute..this looks like a good site http://www.petermaas.nl/extinct/animals.htm


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Re: tasmanian tiger
« Reply #5 on: 27/02/2006 23:10:55 »
Oh that Tiger, it was apparently a good long hunter as it could apparently run for a very long time, I think if they are alive they would have been found by now.
As to the Lost World scenario, where some Paradise birds have been found and other marsupials, it is in Papua or West Irian,(Indonesia) hoping to see some footage of the area, apparently they are returning later in the year.
 

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Re: tasmanian tiger
« Reply #6 on: 27/02/2006 23:39:08 »
They plan to clone it to bring it back. they've got a preserved baby  which has supposedly yielded  good DNA samples. saw a discovery channel prog on it

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Re: tasmanian tiger
« Reply #7 on: 28/02/2006 00:04:02 »
thylacines have been reported all over tasmania,i saw that program mickey,its what sparked this string,fantastic.

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