Archive for the “Thylacine”

Return of the Dodo?

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on February 2nd, 2023

Return of the Dodo? Scientists launch project to bring back the extinct species using stem cell technology – more than 350 YEARS after it was wiped out

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Extinct or Alive

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on June 8th, 2018

What if extinct animals weren’t really extinct? The methods used to declare a species extinct are not as fool proof as people might assume. From eyewitness accounts to last known photographs, there is evidence that suggests some of these creatures are still very much alive in the wild.

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Cryptozoologist Launches Kickstarter

Posted by: Seth Breedlove on September 26th, 2017

Bigfoot, dog men, the Tasmanian Tiger, and the Loch Ness Monster—real or not, a new feature-length documentary film “Cryptozoologist” will tell the stories of the passionate researchers searching for the truth. “Cryptozoologist” gives dedicated professional researchers, authors, and adventurers an unbiased platform to tell the history of cryptozoology and share their research and evidence.

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Is the Ozenkadnook Tiger a Cardboard Cryptid?

Posted by: Karl Shuker on September 12th, 2017

One of cryptozoology’s most iconic images is the so-called Ozenkadnook Tiger Photograph, reproduced below. It depicts a large, seemingly dark-bodied, white-striped Australian mystery beast supposedly snapped in b/w during 1964 by Melbourne-based Rilla Martin while holidaying in Victoria. She had apparently been driving along a dirt track near Ozenkadnook when she saw the creature at the edge of some woods, and after stopping the car she managed to snap a single photo of it before it ran off.

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Tasmanian Tiger Footage?

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on July 6th, 2017

Could This be a Tasmanian Tiger?

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Remembrance Day for Lost Species

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on November 30th, 2016

Not only is today the Remembrance Day for Lost Species, but this year also marked the 80th anniversary of the death of the last known Tasmanian Tiger in captivity, Benjamin.

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Still In Search Of Prehistoric Survivors

Posted by: Karl Shuker on November 29th, 2016

It has been 21 years since the original publication back in 1995 of In Search of Prehistoric Survivors, considered by many to be my finest cryptozoological volume. Not surprisingly, then, in subsequent years there has been a growing, persistent clamour among its numerous fans worldwide for me to prepare a new, updated edition. Now, at last, fulfilling a longstanding promise, I have done so – and what an update it is!

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Recent Thylacine Sightings

Posted by: Lyle Blackburn on April 1st, 2016


According to a recent article in The Great Southern Star newspaper, two men reported possible Tasmanian Tiger (thylacine) sightings at the southern tip of Australia. I was curious about the location of these sightings so I mapped it out.

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Tasmanian Tiger Sighting

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on March 23rd, 2016


Another Tasmanian tiger sighting has been reported in South Gippsland.

After Venus Bay Caravan Park owner Tony Holgate came across a tiger at the park in December, Barrie Murphy reported a sighting at Inverloch last Wednesday.

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A Manifestation of Monsters is Here!

Posted by: Karl Shuker on September 13th, 2015

I’m delighted to announce that my latest book, A Manifestation of Monsters: Examining the (Un)Usual Subjects, is now in print, published by Anomalist Books. It contains a superb foreword by my good friend and fellow cryptozoologist Ken Gerhard, and its front cover is sumptuously illustrated with a truly spectacular cryptozoological painting by hugely-talented artist Michael J. Smith that directly inspired me to write this book.

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Marsupial Sabre-Tooths, Queensland Tigers, Blue Mountains Lions, and a Most Elusive Crypto-Cutting

Posted by: Karl Shuker on June 8th, 2015

In 1980, a very popular television series screened in the UK was Arthur C. Clarke’s Mysterious World, produced by Yorkshire TV, in which the renowned, eponymous science-fiction writer presented a wide range of unexplained phenomena. Four episodes in this series were devoted to cryptozoological subjects. One of these dealt with sea monsters, one with lake monsters, one with man-beasts, and one with a wide assortment of other mystery creatures – including giant snakes, the king cheetah, the New Guinea dragon, the mokele-mbembe, and the thylacine or Tasmanian wolf Thylacinus cycnocephalus.

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The Tasmanian Tiger: Extinct or Extant?

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on December 10th, 2014

The last Thylacine in captivity died on September 7, 1936, ironically just two weeks shy of the species receiving protection status. In 1986, 50 years later, it would be declared extinct. By international standards it no longer exists, and is just another marsupial ghost haunting the Australian landscape following European settlement.

While Benjamin is often symbolically referred to as ‘The Last Thylacine’, in all likelihood the species persisted in the Tasmanian wilderness well into the 1930s, possibly until the 1950s. In 1980 then-Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife officer Steven Smith conducted a detailed study of sightings between 1934 and 1980, concluding of the 320 sightings, just under half could be considered good, if inconclusive.

Judging by the thousands of sightings logged by government departments and private research groups since that time, however, it may still roam remote parts of Tasmania.

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Animals & Men: Issue 51

Posted by: Nick Redfern on February 7th, 2014

“A feature on the latest CFZ quest to find the Orang Pendek of Sumatra…”

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Commenting on the Thylacine

Posted by: Nick Redfern on November 27th, 2013

“The thylacine is not extinct. I say this without reservation. I don’t suppose the thylacine (or Tasmanian tiger) remains extant, or imagine, or even hope it is; I know categorically that the thylacine exists, because I have seen it in the flesh.”

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CFZ-Thylacine Update

Posted by: Nick Redfern on November 12th, 2013

“The terrain is very wild and the human population near non-existent. I am in no doubt of the thylacine’s continued survival…”

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