A Thylacine! Or Not

Adam M Wakeling
9 min readFeb 27, 2021

Sadly, The Tasmanian Tiger probably is extinct after all

Thylacines at National Zoo, Washington D.C., c. 1903 (Wikimedia Commons).

On Monday, Twitter lit up with the hashtag #Thylacine. “We found a thylacine” declared Neil Waters, president of the Thylacine Awareness Group of Australia (TAGOA), in a video posted to Youtube. When checking the SD card of an automatic camera in remote north-eastern Tasmania, Waters claimed to have found photos of three thylacines — two adults and a joey. This would be…

Adam M Wakeling

Adam Wakeling is an Australian writer, lawyer and historian. He is online at https://www.amwakeling.com/ and on Twitter @AdamMWakeling.