30 Mar 2017

Could the Tasmanian tiger still be alive?

From Morning Report, 8:55 am on 30 March 2017

The Tasmanian tiger was declared extinct in 1936 when the last known animal died in Hobart Zoo.

But is it still out there...

The Tasmanian tiger

The Tasmanian tiger Photo: wikipedia commons

James Cook University in Cairns has launched a new search for the thylacine, a carnivorous marsupial, after receiving several possible sightings in northern Queensland.

Researcher Sandra Abell told Morning Report people have reported seeing a furry, striped animal the size of a German Shepherd, but she is still waiting for evidence.