Tasmanian Tiger


The Tasmanian Tiger is also known as the Thylacine, and its scientific name is Thylacinus Cynocephalus. The Thylacine is a carnivorous marsupial native of Australia, Tasmania, and New Guinea. The animal hasn't actually been confirmed as extinct. It was classified as 'probably extinct' in 1986. The Tasmanian Tiger is approximately 6 ft. long, 2 ft. tall at the shoulder, and weighs 30 kg.
Tasmanian Tigers became extinct because they were hunted for their pelts and there was also competition with other animals for food. They became extinct in the wild long before the animal actually faded away. They were kept in zoos to reproduce while protected, but failed.