The Tasmanian Tiger
Extinction Study: Emily Epperson and Breely Swientonioski
Causes of Extinction, Ecological Effect, Precautionary Measures
Settlers in Tasmania brought wild dogs with them that competed with the tigers for habitats and food.
The extinction of the tiger caused a ripple effect on ecosystems in Tasmania. Without the tigers eating the sheep and kangaroo, those species grew to have larger populations and the organisms below them on the food chain shrunk to smaller populations.
The bounty placed on The Tasmanian Tiger was illegal and in present times it would've been stopped; however, in those days people didn't realize what they were doing to their environment and it soon resulted in the extinction of an incredible species.