• The thylacine remains extinct, but we still have pademelons

    13 days ago - By The Verge

    Benjamin, the last captive thylacine. | Photo by John Carnemolla / Corbis via Getty Images
    There was some excitement online yesterday as word spread that a family of thylacines was potentially caught on camera. The thylacine, also known as the Tasmanian tiger, was declared extinct decades ago, so a confirmed sighting would certainly be cause for celebration. Unfortunately, wildlife biologist Nick Mooney at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery reviewed the photos and determined “the animals are very unlikely to be thylacines, and are most likely Tasmanian pademelons,” according to a...
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