THYLACINE - The Case in Defence

Chapter 12

DEAD OR ALIVE?

Classified extinct, yet still seen, what is the truth concerning Tasmania’s extraordinary and mythical Tiger? Of all recently extinct animals, the Thylacine has caught the world’s imagination perhaps more than most. A "tiger" with unretractable claws, a double yip like a terrier’s, a husky bark like none other, a wolf’s head, a kangaroo’s pouch, a real tiger’s stripes, and an unmistakable smell drove European settlers to genocidal mania.

Shy and secret, the ‘Wolf-Dog’ avoided human contact from the beginning. Described ‘cowardly’ and ‘currish’, persecuted and maligned, has the Tiger’s enigmatic nature led it to the deepest and darkest parts… only to appear by circumstance or chance?

Some believe ‘yes’.

Others say ‘no’.

THOSE WHO HAVE SEEN KNOW...

POSTSCRIPT

China’s giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleucus) was deemed extinct when a rash of searchers failed to find one following the death of the last known survivor in 1869. Forty-six years later, when someone claimed to have caught a glimpse of a panda in the wild, the case was dismissed as folly or fantasy. When one of the giants was shot by a hunter in 1929, the scientific world woke up with a jolt!

WILL A TIGER HAVE TO BE KILLED TO BE SAVED?

LIKE THE THYLACINE ITSELF, HOW BIZARRE!

THE CASE FOR THE DEFENSE RESTS.

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