Rare footage of the last-known Tasmanian tiger released

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Rare footage of the last-known Tasmanian tiger released

May 20, 2020 18:18 IST

A rare video of the last-known Tasmanian tiger has been released by the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. The Thylacine, which is now extinct, was considered to be the largest-known carnivorous marsupial native to Australia, Tasmania and New Guinea. It stood out for its unique striped lower back. The video was shot in 1935 and shows Benjamin pacing back and forth in his enclosure at the Beaumaris Zoo in Tasmania. The video went unseen for 85 years and was shot just about a year before Benjamin died, marking the extinction of the species. The footage was released to the public after being digitally restored and has been extracted from a 1935 travelogue called Tasmania the wonderland.

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