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Man Drove Tasmanian Tiger to Extinction in Australia


Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, extinction, wildlife, humans, protection )

Cher Away
- 544 days ago - news.mongabay.com
The Tasmanian Tiger or thylacine was a marsupial carnivore unique to the Australian island Tasmania that was last confirmed in the wild in 1933. The last individual died in Hobart zoo in 1936, although there have been sporadic claims of sightings since



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naomi cohen (60)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 4:39 pm
noted, signed. disgusted. thank you, cher.
 

Dave C. (213)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 5:32 pm
like so many things sadly...
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 5:49 pm
I saw a tv show on the Tasmanian tiger...probably 20 years ago. They said then that Ted Turner had offered a million dollar reward for anyone who could prove that the TT still existed...as there had been some supposed sitings. I am sure with a big prize waiting there were many people looking...so obviously the supposed sitings were false. Sad how man drives species to extinction and the few that have managed to come back from the brink are in danger again.
 

Ruth S. (314)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 7:01 pm
Humans, little by little they are destroying the world, soon nothing will be left!
 

D D. (107)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 8:08 pm
This is sad news....
 

Robert O. (12)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 8:18 pm
That sounds about right. Humans are the usual suspects and culprits when terrible things like this happen.
 

Vanessa Wolfe (28)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 8:22 pm
A disgusting truth, you would think, with the knowledge and science we have gained since then, that all countries would adopt no kill ecologically sound protocols for all wildlife preservation. As we speak the magnificent wolf of the US is being relentlessly slaughtered at the hands of trophy hunters, defies logic.
 

VinnieSick N. (333)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 8:23 pm
Hi Cher my old friend and Ruth... So very sad for any creature but especially for one so rare. A Marsupial and Carnivore, two for the price of one. What a unique animal.
 

Lydia Weissmuller Price (181)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 9:05 pm
Humans destroy everything they touch.
 

Birgitta S. (221)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 12:46 am
:-((((((((((( of course. "humans" destroying Everything Valuable & Gorgeous.
 

Penny C. (80)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 3:02 am
noted with sadness.
 

lori c. (29)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 4:05 am
what a damn shame
 

Many Feathers (130)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 5:42 am
shamefully noted
 

deb s. (148)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 6:51 am
Yeap thank you mankind for being so selfish
 

Carol Bischoff (371)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 7:20 am
This is very sad.
 

Michael Kirkby (83)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 8:48 am
I sometimes think we are nothing more than a virus that in its covetous lust for material wealth and power is devouring its host at a rapacious pace that will eventually kill it. Of course the host in this case might just turn the tables on the virus through climate change and seismic/Vulcan geothermal adjustments.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 10:02 am
I never saw a picture of a Tasmanian tiger before - what a loss.
 

Kathy P. (402)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 10:09 am
I am so very sorry to read this. This is our loss. What a wonderful creature gone and there are more on the way to extinction. This could happen to so many more of our animals, we make all make a change.
 

Kay M. (351)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 10:28 am
sadly noted.
 

kye j. (41)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 12:38 pm
This is true and disgusting.Humans are wiping out all animal species on the planet.
The human race most certainly deserves to be exterminated
 

Kim O. (403)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 3:00 pm
Disgustedly noted. Thanks Cher
 

Sandi C. (238)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 4:14 pm
noted, couldn't see where to sign.
 

Linda P. (0)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 6:57 pm
Heartbreaking. When will Humans learn, stop destroying the wildlife we SHARE this earth with.
 

Julie E. (335)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 8:14 pm
Interesting looking animals they were.
 

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Monday February 4, 2013, 6:21 am
I sort of wish man could drive himself extinct. Not the good, just ALL of the bad ones. Although at the rate we are going, I guess that is already going to happen.
 

Carol H. (229)
Monday February 4, 2013, 1:31 pm
we are so destructive, people are the worst animals
 

Natalie V. (27)
Monday February 4, 2013, 4:23 pm
noted
 

. (0)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 12:40 pm
What else is new. Sadly nothing surprises me anymore. Sad
 

Yvonne F. (163)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 8:11 am
Sadly noted! Thanks Cher
 
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