There was some excitement online yesterday when it became known that a family of thylacines may have been 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 of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) checked the photos and found that “the animals are very unlikely to be thylacine and most likely to be Tasmanian pademelons,” according to one Speaker
It is not the first time a possible thylacine has been revealed to be a pademelon or mangy fox. Though thylacine sightings have been reported, none have been confirmed since 1936. According to TMAG, the museum “receives regular review requests from members of the public who hope that the thylacine is still with us ”
As a Tasmanian, I really think the Thylacine Trail camera is going to be a pademelon, the guy who mistook pademelon for thys in the past. For those who are wondering how: paddies are the right color and their fur often does the Illusion of stripes, especially at the base of their tail ImageTwittercom / IFv6SXosvk
As can be seen in this video by Benjamin from 1935, the animals had various distinguishing features, including striped buttocks and stiff tails.Nevertheless, it is not difficult to imagine a hopeful observer seeing thylacine in photos of other animals
If we mourn the thylacine one more time, we may also appreciate the still-living Tasmanian pademelon.The small nocturnal wallabies with bushy fur were once part of the diet of the carnivorous thylacine.They are now extinct on mainland Australia but still thrive in Tasmania, and its survival, deserves a celebration
Take a moment to enjoy the splendor of these (verified) photos and videos of pademelons. Have fun!
World News – AU – The thylacine is still extinct, but we still have pademelons