Five Weird Animal Facts: Tasmanian Tiger Back From the Dead

Aug 22, 2016
by Editor in Chief

AnimalBytesTV - The Tasmanian tiger or thylacine was the largest known carnivorous marsupial to live in modern times. They looked like a tiger or gray wolf, but are only similar looking due to convergent evolution. European settlers in Tasmania hunted the Tasmanian tiger into extinction; Wilf Batty shot the last wild Tasmanian tiger in 1930. The last captive Tasmanian tiger passed away on September 7, 1936. The species is considered to be extinct, but there is hope that through cloning the species could be resurrected.

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