Wednesday, 28 September 2011

The Thylacine (or Tasmanian Tiger)

The Thylacine is a marsupial animal that was native to Australia, Tasmania (of course) and New Guinea that is thought to have become extinct in the 20th century.
It was the largest carnivorous marsupial of the modern times. Scientists believe it became extinct in the 20th century due to bounty hunting, but people have lately sighted the Thylacine in New Guinea and Tasmania, although none of them are confirmed.
Sadly logging industries were trying to poison certain areas of the forests to kill of the remaining Thylacines to stop environmentalists shutting them down.

A Thylacine in 1906

A modern Thylacine sighting

Do you think that Thylacines still populate the forests of New Guinea? Please tell me what you think!

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