Rare photos of the last known Tasmanian Tiger (Thylacine) and causes behind its extinction

Towards the end of the 19th Century, a bounty was offered for killing thylacine.

Rare photos of the last known Tasmanian Tiger (Thylacine) and causes behind its extinction-global-annal

(The photograph was taken more than half-a-century ago in 1933.)

The marsupial carnivore became extinct in 1936, over the belief that it kills sheep. Sheep farming which was the backbone of the Australian economy during that era prompted the government to set up a bounty scheme to eradicate the species.

Rare photos of the last known Tasmanian Tiger (Thylacine) and causes behind its extinction2-global-annal

However a new study published in the Journal of Zoology has now come out which reveals that the marsupial carnivore’s jaws were too feeble to continue holding a struggling sheep.

The study also led to unfurling of the injustice that took place with the species through its government sponsored hunting missions. Another interesting finding suggests that the animal’s diet extensively contributed to its termination.

“They would need to hunt a lot of small animals to survive,” explained lead researcher Marie Attard from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney. “The species puzzled settlers and people would hunt them out of fear and hate” said Marie Attard

Source: BBC, INature FB Page, MNN , NGC


Published by Bhavesh Kumar

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