There are creatures there that can be found nowhere else in the world, such as the Thylacines closest relative, the Tasmanian Devil.
Once the mainland colonization began, groups began to explore the island in the south.
The first concrete sighting of the creature by non-Aboriginals was recorded by a group of French explorers in 1792. Finally, in 1824 the Thylacine was given its own genus and classified Thylacinus.
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The Thylacine was an apex predator, a carnivore, which possibly hunted in packs and targeted small mammals and birds.
It had tiger-like markings across its back and supported a distinctive, yet unique canine head.
In 1830 a bounty was set on the Thylacine, encouraged by farmers who’s herds were being attacked by the creatures.
One of the most hotly contested debates in Australian Cryptozoology is the extinction of the Tasmanian Tiger, or Thylacine. Some even on mainland Australia, where the tiger is meant to have died out over 2000 years ago.
There have been thousands of sightings of the beast since its supposed demise in 1936.
Below I have composed a crash course in Tasmanian Tiger history as well as some of the better evidence for the Tiger’s continued existence.The Thylacine, and its decedents, have been around for about 4 million years.Members of the same family go back as far as 23 million years.With these numbers in mind, it becomes disturbing to think that an animal that was the dominant carnivore in the region for that long could be wiped out by man in less than 200 years.The arrival of settlers to Australia is the key to the disappearance of this animal.The island of Tasmania, off Australia’s South coast, is like an evolutionary bubble.