Tasmanian tiger

Extinct

The Tasmanian tiger status

The status for the Tasmanian tiger is that it is extinct. The last one died in 1936 in captivity.

Habitat

The Tasmanian tigers natural habitat was Tasmania.

Physical description

The Tasmanian tigers medium size body 3-4 feet long and 40-70 pounds. They have unique black stripes on their back they have an orange and black fur coat.

Hunting

The Tasmanian tiger hunted singly or in pairs and mainly at night. Tasmanian tigers preferred kangaroos and other marsupials, small rodents and birds. They were reported to have preyed on sheep and poultry after European colonisation, although the extent of this was almost certainly exaggerated. Tasmanian tigers are carnivorous.

Interesting facts about the Tasmanian tiger

  • They can have babies
  • Mouth can open up to 80 degrees
  • Last Tasmanian tiger died in Hobart zoo, on the 7th of September