Tasmanian wolf - a mysterious predator in Australia

Tasmanian wolf, also called tilatsinom or marsupial tiger - one of the most mysterious animals that ever lived on our planet.Three and a half centuries ago, the Dutch navigator Abel Tasman from the southwestern tip of the Australian continent was discovered a large island was named after its discoverer.The Mariners sent the ship to investigate this piece of land, spoke about the vision they should be similar to the tiger paw prints.So in the middle of the seventeenth century was born marsupial tiger mystery, rumors persist that roamed over the next few centuries.Then, when Tasmania was already populated by immigrants from Europe, began to appear eyewitness.

first more or less significant message Thylacine was published in a British scientific journals in 1871.The well-known naturalist and scientist D. Sharpe studied native birds in one of the river valleys of Queensland.One night, he saw a strange animal sand colors with very apparent stripes.Unusual animal species had disappeared even before the sc

ientist was able to do anything.Later Sharp learned that killed close to the same animal.He immediately went to this place and thoroughly examined the skin.Its length is one and a half meters.Unfortunately, to save the skin of science failed.

Tasmanian wolf (photo confirms this) is in some respects a certain similarity with the canine, for which it got its name.Before the advent of the Australian continent, the white settlers, who brought with them their favorite sheep tilatsin hunting small rodents, wallabies, possums marsupials, badgers, bandicoots and other then known only to local Aboriginal exotic animals.Most likely, the Tasmanian wolf prosecution chose not to game, and the use of ambush tactics, lying in wait for prey in a secluded place.Unfortunately, science has very scarce information about the life of this predator in nature.

Forty years ago, based on numerous expert reports, scientists announced the permanent disappearance of this animal.Indeed, one of the last representatives of the species was a marsupial Tasmanian wolf, who died of old age in 1936 at the zoo in Hobart - the administrative center of the island of Tasmania.But in the forties there were some pretty good evidence about the meetings with the predator.Consequently, in their natural habitat, he was still there.

However, after these documents confirmed evidence to see this beast could only be in the pictures.But more than a hundred years ago, the Tasmanian wolf was so common that the newcomers were farmers possessed genuine hatred tilatsinu who finds among them the bad glory sheep thief.Behind his head was even assigned a considerable premium.Over the last two decades of the last century the authorities of the island of Tasmania in 2268 paid such remuneration.Thus, the thirst for easy money has spawned a wave of real hunting tilatsina.It soon turned out that this zeal led to the complete destruction of much of this predator.At the beginning of the twentieth century, the Tasmanian wolf was endangered.The Law on the Protection of it came into force only when, in all probability, would have nobody to protect ...

But, apparently, the marsupial wolf is still not suffered the fate of passenger pigeon, and Steller's sea cow tarpan.In 1985, an amateur naturalist Kevin Cameron from the town Girravin of Western Australia were suddenly presented with the international community sufficiently convincing evidence that tilatsin persists.Around the same time, evidence began to appear random fleeting encounters with the beast in New South Wales.

Eyewitnesses observed strange wagging lynx animal toss back of the torso, which, according to experts who studied the skeletons of this species, is consistent with the morphological and anatomical structure of the marsupial wolf.And of all the Australian animals once it is characterized by similar features.So is not it time to eliminate the Tasmanian marsupial wolf of the "martyrdom" of the animal world and re-submit it to the list still alive, though not affluent contemporaries?