There was some excitement online yesterday as the message spread that a family of thylacines was potentially filmed The thylacine, also known as the Tasmanian tiger, was declared extinct a few years ago. decades, so a confirmed sighting would certainly be cause for celebration Unfortunately, wildlife biologist Nick Mooney of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) examined the photos and determined that “the animals are very unlikely to be thylacines and are most likely Tasmanian pademelons ”, according to a spokesperson
This is not the first time that a possible thylacine has been revealed to be a pademelon or mange fox Although thylacine sightings have been reported, none have been confirmed since 1936 According to TMAG, the museum “receives regular requests for verification from members of the public who hope thylacine is still with us “
As a Tasmanian I really think the thylacine trail camera will be a pademelon The guy has a history of confusing pademelon with thys For those wondering how: padys are the right color and their fur will often look like ‘illusion of stripes, especially at the base of their tail imageTwittercom / IFv6SXosvk
As seen in this 1935 video of Benjamin, the last captive thylacine, the animals had several distinguishing features, including striped rumps and stiff tails. Still, it’s not hard to imagine a hopeful observer seeing thylacines in photos of other animals
As we mourn the thylacine again, we can also appreciate the still-alive Tasmanian pademelon Small, bushy-furry nocturnal wallabies were once part of the carnivorous thylacine diet They are now extinct in mainland Australia, but still thrive in Tasmania, and their continued existence deserves to be celebrated
Take a moment to feast on the magnificence of these (verified) pademelons photos and videos Have fun!
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