Sadly, The Tasmanian Tiger probably is extinct after all

Thylacines at National Zoo, Washington D.C., c. 1903 (Wikimedia Commons).
Female thylacine carrying a joey in her pouch. As thylacines did not breed in captivity, photos showing mothers and young are rare (Wikimedia Commons).
Skull of the thylacine (left) and wolf (right) (Wikimedia Commons).
Farmer Wilf Batty shot this thylacine in May 1930 when he found it in his hen house. It was the last confirmed wild thylacine (Wikimedia Commons).
Tasmanian coat of arms, with thylacines (Wikimedia Commons).
Benjamin, the last known thylacine, at Beaumaris Zoo. Thylacines could open their jaws more widely than any canid or feline (Wikimedia Commons).

Adam Wakeling is an Australian writer, lawyer and historian. He is online at and on Twitter @AdamMWakeling.

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