Thylacines likely went extinct much later than previously thought new research found

Jackson Worthington
By Jackson Worthington
January 25 2021 - 1:00am
EXTINCT: A photograph of the last captive thylacine taken on December 19 1933, at the Hobart Zoo. Picture: David Fleay trustees

For three years a team of researchers combed newspapers, old books and Parks and Wildlife records in a bid to collect every sighting ever of the Tasmanian tiger. It was a painstaking process but the reward was a chance to track the extinction of the iconic species.

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Jackson Worthington

General news reporter with a special interest in social justice, the economy and family violence. Jackson.Worthington@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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