The Tasmanian Tiger is Not Extinct?; Proofs Caught On Camera [Video]By Noi Ramirez, UniversityHerald Reporter
The Tasmanian Tiger (Thylacine) thought to have been extinct 80 years ago, sent the internet buzzing when footages of the animal emerged.
Tasmanian Tiger, September Sighting
The footage of the Tasmanian Tiger caught the attention of the Thylacine Awareness Group of Australia of an alleged proof that the extinct animal could still be alive. An Adelaide resident made the startling discovery by filming the animal moving behind a trash bin and disappearing into the bush, according to Express.
The creature filmed had enthusiasts believing that it had similar body markings and shape as that of the extinct thylacine. This came to light after five more people also claimed they saw the creature in the same area last year, according to the report.
Latest Tasmanian Tiger sighting
In another report, witnesses have reported numerous sightings of the Tasmanian Tiger. Members of the Victorian Wildlife Research/Rescue who were out recording wildlife took a new sighting in the Victoria bush.
According to the Daily Mail, the researchers left the camera in the bush trail for three weeks and returning for the equipment thereafter to collect the tape. After going through hundreds of hours of the recorded footage, they discovered a dog-like animal moving through undergrowth that looks familiar to the Tasmanian Tiger.
A team member, however, noted that the infrared camera was over-exposed, making it impossible to identify stripes on the caught footage of the animal as a Tasmanian Tiger. It is also noted that the animal seems smaller than a thylacine, which would indicate it might be a quoll or a mangey fox.
However, the animal caught on tape had the appearance of a long tail with a blunt end. It made the others studying the footage if it could be the real deal. They also said that by its size, it could still be a juvenile, which would indicate that a breeding population of the Tasmanian Tiger exists.
It would be interesting to note that this is not the first time wildlife watchers have seen or claimed to have seen and caught footages of the Tasmanian Tiger or Thylacine on camera.