Remains of the last Tasmanian tiger found in a museum closet


The Tasmanian tiger (thylacine) was a beautiful carnivorous marsupial that went extinct in the 1930s in part due to human hunting and encroachment on the animal's natural habitats. (To this day though, people report occasional sightings in the region.) The last thylacine died in Hobart, Tasmania's Beaumaris Zoo in 1936 but nobody knew what became of the body. — Read the rest