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Tasmanian Musuem and Art Gallery says fresh thylacine sighting likely a pademelon | The Examiner



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The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery has dashed the hopes of a Tasmanian Tiger hunter who believes he captured the first image of the iconic species in decades. A TMAG spokesperson said Honorary Curator of Vertebrate Zoology Nick Mooney had reviewed the evidence submitted by well-known tiger hunter Neil Waters. The spokesperson said Mr Mooney determined that it was unlikely the animals were thylacines and were most likely Tasmanian pademelons. “TMAG regularly receives requests for verification from members of the public who hope that the thylacine is still with us. However, sadly, there have been no confirmed sightings documented of the thylacine since 1936,”…

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