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Tasmanian Tiger Spotted In The Wild Despite Being Extinct For 80 Years


As time passes and the environment and natural habitats on earth continue to change due to human development, some animals can no longer survive and over time can go extinct. Animals such as the

  • Passenger pigeon,
  • West African black rhinoceros,
  • Tasmanian tiger.

Thanks to the changes humans have caused to the world, which in some cases has included becoming predators to these wild animals, several species ceased to exist. This is a problem that is often overlooked because any change to the food chain will have a ripple effect.

When an animal goes extinct, it means that there is no possibility of them ever walking the earth again. Such as the Tasmanian Tiger, a wolf like creature. The last one is thought to have died in a zoo over 80 years ago. However, recent sightings of the possible creature are leading scientists to investigate the possibility of the species returning.

Commonly known as the Tasmanian tiger because of the stripes on their lower backs, these carnivorous creatures are scientifically named thylacines.

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The last thylacine died in Hobart Zoo in Australia in 1936 and many people were under the assumption that they had gone extinct from the wild for over 2,000 years.

Despite this knowledge, there have been several sightings of large dog like creatures that could not be identified as either dingoes or foxes, although they were often dismissed as such.

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This image was taken from footage of an apparent thylacine sighting. Most people think it’s one of the other similar creatures and, although scientists initially thought the footage was ambiguous, the continuous sightings prompted a search for the species.

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