Thank you for signing up. Is there a Tasmanian tiger living in the Adelaide Hills? The most compelling came from people who had little or no prior knowledge of the thylacine, and yet described, just as old-timers had, an awkward gait and a thick, stiff tail that seemed fused to the spine.
Thylacine joey preserved in ethanol in the collection of Museums Victoria.
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The Tasmanian tiger, known to science as the thylacine, was the only member of its genus of marsupial carnivores to live to modern times. A Reporter at Large. Fossils and Aboriginal rock paintings show that the thylacine once lived throughout Australia and New Guinea. Interestingly, just as many sightings of equally good quality are reported from mainland Australia -- perhaps a comment on the poor evidence that sightings alone represent. Suddenly, Tasmania seemed big indeed.
Upside Down World: A century and a half later, the first shipload of convicts and settlers arrived. The introduction of sheep in 1824 led to conflict between the settlers and thylacines.
Like the dodo and the great auk, the Tasmanian tiger is more renowned for the tragedy of its death than for its life, about which little is known. However a new published research discharges the thylacine from the accusation of ferocious "sheep serial killer" and suggests that the thylacine was a specialized predator of smaller animals, like opossums and dwarf kangaroos.
In some places such as Hawaii, and an island in Loch Lomond , there are actual populations of imported wallabies.