Better understanding the early development stages of the thylacine will bring us a step close to de-extinction, scientists say.
Scientists are still unsure, however, about what exactly caused the extinction of these two iconic Australian animals from the mainland.
Since it was first captured back in the 1920s, this image of the thylacine gripping a chicken in its mouth has been embroiled in debates over its authenticity and its impact on the now extinct Aussie animal.
The successful sequencing of the Tasmanian tiger genome is the first step to bringing the animal back from extinction, according to researchers.
By studying the skin and bones of 51 Thylacines from across southern Australia, scientists have pointed to a particular climate event that may have caused their mainland extinction.
The Tasmanian tiger is officially extinct. Yet as biologists investigate plausible sightings, it’s clear the search never stopped.
Researchers say that Kangaroo Island was a hotspot for ancient megafauna.