Monday, 2 May 2016

Fancy finding!

The Tasmanian Tiger. Now extinct.


Photos found on the internet.


The thylacine, more commonly known as the Tasmanian tiger, was the largest marsupial carnivore to ever walk the Earth. It is believed that this creature went extinct in 1936.



A link to Wikipedia is here about the Tasmanian Tiger.

Once in awhile someone will say they have seen a Tasmania Tiger, but there is never any photo.  Who know, there could be in our dense Tasmanian bush.

51 comments:

  1. What a beautiful creature !
    Happy May !

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  2. Fascinating and truly beautiful, Margaret. So sad to see animals extinct. Thank you so much for sharing.

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    1. You are welcome. I forgot about the Tiger being one of our native creatures.

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  3. It looks more like a dog than a tiger except for the stripes on its back. So sad that many animals are becoming endangered and many extinct. Thanks for sharing with us.

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    1. I expect the tiger cased many problems for the land owners when there were plenty of tigers around.

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  4. That's quite a critter! Very interesting.

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    1. I doubt if one will be ever found - people just like to keep the 'dream' of finding one alive.

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  5. It would be a great finding , find an animal of that species.

    Kisses

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    1. Would be remarkable if one were found, but I don't think one will be.

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  6. It sounds like an imaginary animal, a dog with a pouch and tiger stripes, but only on its back end, and the face of a Tasmanian devil! Too bad it is extinct.

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    1. A rare creature Cynthia. One won't be found, would be a very big su0prise if one was.

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  7. Imaginary or not... Thank you for sharing.

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  8. Wouldn't it be lovely if somewhere they are still thriving...

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    1. It would be. There was an Aboriginal man whom we spoke to in Broome last year, he was telling us in the caves in WA that there were paintings of the Tasmanian Tiger done by his Ancestors.

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  9. These animals are definitely now extinct. These "so-called"
    imaginary sightings of them are nothing but publicity stunts.

    Somewhat like the so called sightings of the "mysterious black
    panther" which appears in one other state - I think
    could be in the New England region of NSW?????
    No evidence of prey (sheep or calf etc) have been found that this
    so-called "panther" has killed and Panthers or Tasmanian Tigers for that matter are/were not of the herbivorous species of animals.
    I think the "sighters" of this Panther have been on the Turps very heavily!! ha ha.
    Sorry Margaret, I am not joining the "Find the Tasmanian Tigers Nutty
    Association".
    Good historical report of what DID exist.
    Colin

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    1. Have heard of the 'black panther', all interesting to say the least. Wonder who would get the bigger shock, the Tiger the Panther or the person/s who would see it, if that happened.
      I don't think there is a 'find the Tasmanian Tigers etc. Assoc', well not that I have heard of.

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    2. Oh yes - the "T.T.N.A." does exist. Jacqui Lambie, Bobbie Brown and Pauline Hanson are the Co-patrons. ha ha.
      Colin

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  10. Yes there could be one around but who really knows, as far as we are concerned they are no more, I would have liked to have seen one but didn't happen and don't think it will because they are no more

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    1. Jo-Anne, won't be found. Massive surprise if it were.

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  11. We really need two, that would be good.
    Merle............

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  12. I've never seen such clear photos although I have seen the video many times.

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    1. I found the clear photo in the archives..actually found them both there with a bit of hunting :)
      Didn't find the tiger though :)

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  13. He's not a pretty animal, but very distinctive. I'd be very surprised if any were found to be still living. Tasmania is so small, there can't be many hiding places....(I'm kidding :D)

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    1. Certainly not pleasing to look at.
      Glad you are kidding :) Lots of very dense bush in many areas of the State, one or two could be hidden where man has never been!

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  14. So sad that it is extinct. Looks like a dog with tiger stripes

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  15. looks like a weak dog with zebra or tiger strips on,i always think about living things who existed before us and wonder one day will same be said about us may be,

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  16. I hope there are survivors hiding in the wild somewhere.

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    1. I certainly won't know in my life time if there is.

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  17. It is an unusual looking animal - how did it become extinct - was it hunted or did it just die out?

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    1. Both hunted and died out Rosemary.
      The Tiger used to kill all the farmers live stock, anyone's animals. A few captured ones died.
      The link I provided under the video tells most of it :)

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  18. You know that's the only photo I've seen of a Tasmanian tiger. Thanks for sharing this. Of course I know the story, but that's the first pic.

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    1. Interesting M. Then I can understand that because there are many creatures on this earth that I don't think of either :)

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  19. I'm terribly sorry that the Tasmanian tiger is extinct, such a beauty.

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    1. That's life, they come and they go as did the dinosaurs.

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  20. It is such a shame when animals 'go extinct' ... this is very unusual but distinctive striping isn't it.

    All the best Jan

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  21. I'm wondering if the Tasmanian Tiger was like the platypus, where God was just using up left over bits of other species by putting them together and crossing his fingers.

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  22. Nver heard of a Tasmanian Tiger. Special.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  23. I think it is pretty clear this animal is extinct, but every so often people report seeing it and there are those who think it is still extant. But then people think the Loch Ness monster is there too!

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    1. You are correct. We often here down here that someone saw something like the Loch Ness monster :)

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