Tag Archive for Tasmanian tiger

Newly released “thylacine” video inconclusive (UPDATE: Most likely fox)

Thylacine/Tasmanian Tiger. Extinct.

The thylacine, or Tasmanian wolf or tiger of Tasmania and Australia, was officially declared extinct in 1986. The purported last one died in captivity at the Hobart zoo. Since then, many have suggested it was not extinct. There have been hundreds of sightings since 1936, many of which may have been clear cases of mis-identification. The…

Crash cams could be used for cryptozoology

A Tasmanian tiger at Hobart Zoo in the 1930s.

Actually, this is a great idea. Thylacine hunter Mike Williams confident technology will provide evidence of living tiger TASMANIAN tiger hunter Mike Williams is confident evidence of a living thylacine will emerge sooner rather than later because of the growing popularity of crash cameras in cars. Mr Williams, who led an international team of naturalists…

Tassie tiger expedition aims to “prove science wrong”. Silly way of phrasing. (UPDATE: No good evidence)

Thylacine/Tasmanian Tiger. Extinct.

In an update to this story, the Center for Fortean Zoology is keeping hope alive to find the Tassie Tiger. Zoologists hunting Tasmanian tiger declare ‘no doubt’ species still alive | World news | theguardian.com. It had been considered extinct for nearly 80 years, but the Tasmanian tiger has been declared alive and kicking by…

New search for thylacine spearheaded by CFZ

Tassie Tiger not dead in the minds of some researchers. Fresh bid to find Tasmanian tiger – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). There is to be another bid to search for evidence that Tasmanian tigers are alive and well. Representatives from the UK-based Centre for Fortean Zoology will join local searchers venturing into the wilderness…

Hope for extinct species still living: But don’t get too excited

Thylacine/Tasmanian Tiger. Extinct.

There may be many more “extinct” mammals waiting to be rediscovered than conservation biologists previously thought. A Third of ‘Extinct’ Mammals May Still Be Alive. In order to determine how often extinct species had been rediscovered, University of Queensland scientists Diana Fisher and Simon Blomberg created a dataset of 187 mammal species that have been…