How Scientists Hope To Capture A Tasmanian Tiger
Thylacin, better known as the Tasmanian tiger, with its small stripes on its back, is an Australian species believed to have died in 1936, When her last representative died at the Hobart Zoo in Tasmania. According to scientists, the animal would have even disappeared from the Australian continent 2,000 years ago against the competition of dingos. But for several weeks, testimonies make doubts of its total disappearance . Indeed, in northern Queensland, several witnesses claim to have seen thylacins (at night of course) and make a very detailed description that disturbs biologists. “This is not a legendary creature , commented about it to the Guardian Sandra Abell, from James Cook University. People who say they have them can describe them in great detail, so it’s hard to say they have not seen anything.
In 2005, The Bulletin magazine offered a A$1.25m (£700,000; $1m) reward for the capture of a live thylacine.
Scientists have even spoken about resurrecting the species through cloning schemes reminiscent of Jurassic Park.