Last known footage of the now extinct thylacine rediscovered – video

By Australian Geographic May 20, 2020
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Footage of the last known moving images of the now extinct thylacine has been uncovered. Shot in 1935 for the travelogue Tasmania the Wonderland, the clip shows Benjamin, the last known surviving thylacine at a Hobart Zoo, who died 18 months after the footage was captured. Previously, footage of Benjamin shot in 1933 was believed to be the final moving images of a living thylacine.

The NFSA footage was uncovered by Branden Holmes, Gareth Linnard and Mike Williams of the Tasmanian Tiger Archives.