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The verification of a potential thylacine sighting has reached its conclusion | The Advocate



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Excitement about the potential sighting of a thylacine has unfortunately come to an end, with the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery concluding it was likely a pademelon that was spotted. Esteemed wildlife and biology expert Nick Mooney was tasked with the job of reviewing the photos of the sighting. In a statement, he said that based on the physical characteristics seen, he believed the animals were very unlikely to be thylacines – more commonly known as the Tasmanian tiger. If the sighting had been verified, it would have been the first confirmed thylacine spot since 1936. The sighting was presented to the museum by Neil Water, who is the president of the Thylacine Awareness Group of…

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