Tasmanian Tiger: New Evidence Suggests Survival of Elusive Predator

Posted Friday, May 10, 2024

By Squatchable.com staff

In a recent video from the YouTube channel Bigfoot Outlaw, the topic of discussion is the Tasmanian tiger, also known as the thylacine. The video explores the question of whether this animal is truly extinct or if it still exists in the wild. The thylacine was a large carnivorous marsupial that is believed to be extinct. It was unique in that it was the only member of its family to survive into modern times. The thylacine looked similar to dogs and wolves, with a large head, short rounded ears, and a stiff tail. It was also known as a sheep killer, which led to its hunting and eventual extinction. The last known live thylacine, named Hobie, was from the Hobart zoo in Australia. The video includes an artist rendition of the thylacine as well as the last known photograph of Hobie. One interesting fact about the thylacine is that it was known to rise up on its back legs and hop, similar to a kangaroo. The video goes on to discuss the possibility of the thylacine still existing in the wild. There have been reported sightings in Mainland Australia, even though the thylacine is believed to have gone extinct there thousands of years ago. The video also explores the idea of the thylacine being a "Lazarus animal," an animal that is declared extinct but is still found to be alive. I found this video to be informative and intriguing. It's always fascinating to learn about other cryptids and their potential existence. I encourage all of our readers to check out the video for themselves and see what they think about the possibility of the Tasmanian tiger still roaming the wild.