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Scientists Attempt to Pull a Jurassic Park on Extinct Animal

Tasmanian tigers haven't been seen alive since the '30s, but Australians want to change that

(Newser) - Australia's thylacine, better known as the Tasmanian tiger, was deemed extinct in 1986, 50 years after the last known living one died in captivity. But the animal means so much to locals that people still spend significant time and money searching for them in the wild. And while there...

Last Tasmanian Tiger's Missing Remains Are Found

The thylacine had been improperly catalogued, left in a cupboard

(Newser) - The remains of the last known Tasmanian tiger to walk the earth have been found after more than 80 years. Turns out, they were in a museum cupboard the whole time, reports the BBC . The female specimen of the extinct animal, formally known as a thylacine, will now be put...

Efforts Are Underway to 'De-Extinct' Tasmanian Tiger

Species has been extinct for almost a century

(Newser) - The thylacine, a striped, wolf-like animal better known as the Tasmanian tiger, once roamed the Australian mainland as well as the islands of Tasmania and New Guinea. A Texas-based biosciences startup says they could be back within 10 years. The last known thylacine died in a zoo in 1936, but...

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