Can You Watch The Last Tasmanian Tiger And Not Cry Sad Tears?
Tassie Tiger R.I.P.
This is footage of the last known thylacine or Tasmanian tiger, filmed in 1933. 😢😢😢
Striped like a tiger, the thylacine was a carnivorous marsupial that preyed on kangaroos, rodents and birds.
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.
2,180 bounties were paid by the Van Diemen Land Company between 1888 to 1909 to eradicate the thylacine.
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