Could the Thylacine Still Exist in Nature?

Callum Davidson


The thylacine is a carnivorous marsupial which is considered to be extinct, with the last known member of the species dying in 1936.  It has captured the interest of cryptozoologists due to sighting reports which continue to arise to this day. The likelihood of its existence in nature today is discussed in this article, by considering the anatomy of the thylacine and its ability to survive in the wild, as well as the reasons for the rapid reduction in the thylacine population since the 1800s.


Cryptids; Biology; Animals; Evolution; Extinction; Thylacine

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