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Ghost of the Tasmanian Tiger: Scientists Investigate 2 recent sightings in north queensland

“Benjamin,” the last known thylacine, died at Hobart’s Beaumaris Zoo in 1936. Credit: Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Is Australia’s extinct thylacine — a striped, dog-like marsupial commonly known as the Tasmanian tiger — not extinct after all? Recent alleged thylacine sightings convinced scientists at James Cook University in Australia to investigate whether the species is …

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