The :check: & :red_cross: of Bringing Back the Tasmanian Tiger!…
The :check: & :red_cross: of Bringing Back the Tasmanian Tiger!
Dingoes hunt the same prey as Tasmanian Tigers
This is one reason they died out, the dingoes (who were introduced by humans) stole their prey.
Tasmanian tigers are a great example of convergent evolution. This is when two separate groups of mammals in different locations evolve similar morphologies to adapt to similar habitats. Although a member of the marsupial family, the thylacine was an apex predator and hunted like a “wild dog” or a wolf.
These creatures were very shy and avoided humans so were not dangerous to us.
Some zoologists believe they are still alive due to droppings that were found but there have been no officially confirmed sightings.
The thylacine was thought to be the marsupial equivalent, or ecomorph, of the wolf, with similar body size and eating habits.
A baby Tasmanian tiger collected 108 years ago has provided enough high-quality genetic material for researchers to sequence the animal’s entire genome, creating one of the best such genetic blueprints for an extinct animal.
they have some characteristics of a dog
they can not really run at high speeds
has the ability to open its jaw wide to an angle of 120 degrees
Not sure :question:/ May still be alive :tada:/ Netural :green_cross: