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*This art doll was made by the incredibly talented ~LisaToms
Thylacines have a very strong and personal meaning in my life
and I am so happy I was able to support an amazing artist who
was able to provide me with this beautiful thylacine.
*Part of my "One photo a day for an entire year" Project.
You can follow the progress of this one-year-long project
in my DeviantArt gallery HERE
There was a project in the 80's or 90's to clone the Tasmanian Tiger... it was a failure but they haven't stopped trying to bring it back.
It is a nice model, I think LT put up a sepia photo making it look like an old archive picture!!!
I still think it so tragic they are gone, not sure why this one means more than others, after all thousands of species of something are dying all the time.
Maybe it's that poignant footage of that one in captivity all those years ago...hurst the heart somewhere to know that we'll never see one again and most probably we humans were the animal that made it extinct!!
Although, there have been rumours of them still in Tas!!!
Great photo BTW, but then again aren't all of them?
A beautiful photo! God, what I'm saying? I love all your photos! *.*
cool doll and cool photo :3
A shame it got extinct not so long ago
Word on the science circuit is that this species is on the "Clone List" after an extinct species of frog was successfully brought back to existence via clone science. I think they're fascinating and wonder what the reason for wanting to bring them back really is.
I watched that on a show a while ago. But an issue that I remember seeing is the mention of the tasmanian devil, it's declining rapidly from a form of cancer, tumours attack the face killing them within 6 months, it's also passed from devil to devil by scratching, which is what they do a lot. The Devil was a form of food source for the Tasmanian Tiger, plus there's worries that if it is cloned it won't be able to fit into the environment as well as it did. They would end up being put into Zoos for 'conservation'. Yes, there's a LOT of fetuses are preserved, they have the DNA and it would be so nice to see these marsupials again. But it would take so long, plus in doing so they could kill out the devils.
There is actually some that say the tigers are still around, of course you will get that but if nature runs its course may turn out to be true. Devils are declining fast but they're numbers are slowly coming to the point of what they where when the tigers where around, so sightings have increased since the devil news and although the cancer the devils pass to eachother isn't accounted for such a rapid fall as the cancer isn't new. Tasmania is a huge place with dense forest, who knows.
Most of the reason for wanting them back is guilt. The government set out a money based reward for ever TTigher head brought to them. Scientific I'd say it's because of the fact the tiger is a marsupial, they'd be a lot to learn from such a large, almost canine marsupial.
this is tasmanian tiger,right?
yes, this is a thylacine (aka - Tasmanian Tiger)
i saw a movie about this thylacine.."the hunter"
I've seen that film too! The one with Willem Defoe It was alright (I kind of laughed at the fact that the thylacine had "toxic saliva" though).
That was a great movie. It reawakened my love and deep fascination for this beautiful, and iconic animal.