On 7 September 1936, the death of the last officially recorded thylacine occurred at Hobart Zoo in Tasmania. A carnivorous marsupial, the thylacine was also known as the Tasmanian tiger or Tasmanian wolf. It is believed to have become extinct as a result of disease, the introduction of dogs in Tasmania and from being hunted by humans. Sightings of Tasmania tigers continue to this day but none have proved conclusive

On 7 September 1936, the death of the last officially recorded thylacine occurred at Hobart Zoo in Tasmania. A carnivorous marsupial, the thylacine was also known as the Tasmanian tiger or Tasmanian wolf. It is believed to have become extinct as a result of disease, the introduction of dogs in Tasmania and from being hunted by humans. Sightings of Tasmania tigers continue to this day but none have proved conclusive

Thylacinus cynocephalus : Tasmanian Tiger | carnivorous #marsupial by *JennyParks on @deviantART http://jennyparks.deviantart.com/art/Thylacinus-cynocephalus-47821062

Thylacinus cynocephalus : Tasmanian Tiger | carnivorous #marsupial by *JennyParks on @deviantART http://jennyparks.deviantart.com/art/Thylacinus-cynocephalus-47821062

The Totem Pole, Tasmania. Look at that climber. Look at me calmly say "Never…

The Totem Pole, Tasmania. Look at that climber. Look at me calmly say "Never…

Westmorland Falls at Mole Creek in Tasmania's North. #molecreek #waterfall #tasmania #discovertasmania Image Credit: Gary Stockton

Westmorland Falls at Mole Creek in Tasmania's North. #molecreek #waterfall #tasmania #discovertasmania Image Credit: Gary Stockton

Two cars hang precariously on the Tasman Bridge in Hobart Tasmania 1975. by bcshort, via Flickr

Two cars hang precariously on the Tasman Bridge in Hobart Tasmania 1975. by bcshort, via Flickr

Sheffield, town of murals. #sheffield #tasmania #discovertasmania

Sheffield, town of murals. #sheffield #tasmania #discovertasmania

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