Tasmanian Tiger: Precious Little Remains
On 7 September 1936, the last known thylacine, or Tasmanian Tiger, died in the Hobart Zoo. Ironically, almost eight weeks prior, the species had been given full legal protection by the Tasmanian Government.
What was the thylacine and what became of it? A handful of photos and some old film footage, stories and recollections, together with a few treasured museum specimens are all that survive of this remarkable and misunderstood animal.