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THYLACINE FACTS

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  • thylacines_forever
    Here are some thylacine facts... Scientific Name: Thylacinus cynocephalus Nick-Names: Tasmanian Tiger, Tasmanian Wolf, Zebra Wolf, Wolf
    Message 1 of 36 , Jan 23, 2001
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      Here are some thylacine
      facts...<br><br><br>Scientific Name: Thylacinus cynocephalus<br><br>Nick-Names:
      Tasmanian Tiger, Tasmanian Wolf, Zebra Wolf, Wolf Opossum,
      among many others<br><br>Location: Mainland Australia
      until 12,000 years ago and Tasmania until
      1936<br><br>Status: presumed extinct although sightings are still
      reported from both Mainland Australia and Tasmania, they
      were given special protection in 1933, but it was too
      late and the last known thylacine died in a zoo in
      1936<br><br>Size: up to 6 feet from nose to tail and about 45
      pounds in weight<br><br>Description: thylacines looked
      like dogs or wolves, but they were actually
      marsupials, they had a very elongated jaw and a rigid
      tapering tail<br><br>Coat & Color: coarse brown fur with
      darker brown stripes from mid back to flank, thus giving
      thylacines their nick-name the "Tasmanian
      Tiger"<br><br>Behavior: not much is known about behavior, but it is known
      that thylacines were fearless and wouldn�t back down
      even when cornered, also they had the ability to stand
      on their hind legs and hop like a
      kangaroo<br><br>Feeding: thylacines probably fed on small kangaroos and
      other native wildlife, they usually hunted in packs of
      two and were nocturnal<br><br>Sound: no thylacine
      sound recordings exist, but we do know that they made a
      "yip yip" barking sound<br><br>Reproduction:
      thylacines typically had 3 or 4 babies at a time which lived
      in their mother�s pouch<br><br><br>If you have
      anything to add, please do!
    • thylacines_forever
      Just right click and save picture as. You can use one on your website if you have one, or just print it out or something! :)
      Message 36 of 36 , Feb 4, 2002
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        Just right click and "save picture as." You can use one on your website if you have one, or just print it out or something! :)
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