Thylacines (Post-1936 Sightings)

PeteByrdie

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The Zanzibar leopard was recently re-discovered. Zanzibar is much smaller than Tasmania with a much larger human population.
True, but the Zanzibar leopard had only been considered extinct since the 90s.
 

Paul_Exeter

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It happens on our overpopulated island, too.

2006: A cryptozoologist in Devon is widely ridiculed for suggesting the pine marten is still present in the county and the wider South of England despite being presumed 'functionally extinct' in England:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Smaller-Mystery-Carnivores-Westcountry/dp/1905723059

2016: Pine martens found in Devon:

https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/pine-marten-devon-rare-found-3009872

... and not just Devon:

https://www.forestryengland.uk/blog/the-return-pine-martens-englands-forests
 

Nemo

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De-extinction: scientists are planning the multimillion-dollar resurrection of the Tasmanian tiger.[url]

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The thylacine, also known as the Tasmanian tiger, is the second undertaking by Colossal, a Texas-based biotechnology “de-extinction” company that last year announced it planned to use genetic engineering techniques to recreate the woolly mammoth and return it to the Arctic tundra.


Its new project is a partnership with the University of Melbourne, which earlier this year received a $5m philanthropic gift to open a thylacine genetic restoration lab. The lab’s team has previously sequenced the genome of a juvenile specimen held by Museums Victoria, providing what its leader, Prof Andrew Pask, called “a complete blueprint on how to essentially build a thylacine”.
(C) The Guardian. '22.
 

maximus otter

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It happens on our overpopulated island, too.

2006: A cryptozoologist in Devon is widely ridiculed for suggesting the pine marten is still present in the county and the wider South of England despite being presumed 'functionally extinct' in England:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Smaller-Mystery-Carnivores-Westcountry/dp/1905723059

2016: Pine martens found in Devon:

https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/pine-marten-devon-rare-found-3009872

... and not just Devon:

https://www.forestryengland.uk/blog/the-return-pine-martens-englands-forests

Endangered pine marten spotted in London for the first time

Pine-marten-camera-trip-image-EDIT2.-ZSL-2a62946.jpg


https://www.sciencefocus.com/news/e...ed-in-london-for-the-first-time-in-100-years/

maximus otter

 
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