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Can You Watch The Last Tasmanian Tiger And Not Cry Sad Tears?

Tassie Tiger R.I.P.

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This is footage of the last known thylacine or Tasmanian tiger, filmed in 1933. 😢😢😢

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Referred to as Benjamin, the thylacine died at Hobart's Beaumaris Zoo on September 7, 1936: which is why today is Australia's Threatened Species Day.

The 'Save the Tiger' campaign was too late. Lets make sure that doesn't happen again #threatenedspeciesday Image: NLA

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Once found throughout Australia and New Guinea, by the 19th century the thylacine was confined to Tasmania, where it began to prey on livestock introduced by British settlers.