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The thycaline was officially declared extinct in 1982, and the DPIPWE issued a statement that for more than 50 years there have been no officially confirmed sightings of the animal. On a thylacine research trip in January 2020, group member Mark filmed this animal near our campsite. In total, there have been eight reported sightings of the Tasmanian tiger since 2016. More than 80 years since the last thylacine in captivity died and almost 40 years since it was declared extinct, rumours of the Tasmanian Tiger’s survival have been reignited by a newly published document. (2019). The document features numerous accounts from farmers, bushwalkers, locals and tourists, all claiming to have caught a glimpse of the mysterious creature between September 2016 and September 2019. “I'm sure they're not extinct… this (document) has shed a bit of light," he said. The documents include eight reported sightings of the carnivore, also known as a thylacine, from 2016 -2019. The Department received eight reports in that period of thylacine sightings, sometimes of an adult with cubs, and usually at dusk or dawn in the northern and western parts of the island state. We rely on advertising to help fund our award-winning journalism. "It was in clear view for 12 to 15 seconds. Is the thylacine still out there ? The department said there was no evidence to confirm the claims. "It keeps the debate alive, but these reports are still coming in which shows people are still interested, still imagining or actually seeing them. It was the size of a large kelpie. "People want them to be there and that drives the belief that they could still be out there," he said. Since then, … People are reporting sightings of the Tasmanian tiger, thought to be extinct By Jessie Yeung, CNN Updated 10:55 AM ET, Wed October 16, 2019 A Tasmanian tiger… Thylacine sighting gives heart. Mr Bailey said the obsession with the animal showed Tasmanians were still dealing with the shame of the species' fate. Four other sightings were reported between February 2016 and February 2018, according to the document. "The department will continue to record information on reported sightings." Bellarine Peninsula resident Peter Groves's first sighting of a mystery animal (second sighting: VIC.2019.1.4/5). It was not a dog or a cat or a fox. In the same month, a group of cyclists riding the Lyell Highway in Central Tasmania claimed to have their own encounter. The Tasmanian tiger… Accord to Mr Waters, Tasmanian Tiger sightings have been on the up around Perth, but as yet none have been confirmed. Facebook; Twitter; Google+ ; A farmer captured a picture of what appears to be the long-lost Tasmanian tiger. Posted 15 Oct A recently released government document has revealed 8 new sightings of the 'extinct' animal in the last 3 years. "As I live in a rural area of Mudgee, I am accustomed to coming across most animals working on rural farms, etc … but I have never come across an animal anything close to what I saw in Tasmania that day. The Department received eight reports in that period of thylacine sightings, sometimes of an adult with cubs, and usually at dusk or dawn in the northern and western parts of the island state. We urge you to turn off your ad blocker for The Telegraph website so that you can continue to access our quality content in the future. Since then, the animal has been a never-ending source of fascination for Bailey — the subject of three books he has authored and the goal of countless expeditions he has led. "I had high beam on so it was reasonably lit up. Farmers, bounty hunters, wild dogs introduced by Europeans, destruction of habitat, disease, and the extinction of animals on which the tiger fed all contributed to the dramatic fall in the animal’s population. It's been more than 80 years since the Tasmanian tiger, or thylacine, is believed to have gone extinct, but an enduring belief remains that the large carnivore still roams the state. 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Description of Animal: Bigger than a cat or a fox, longer tail than both almost like a greyhound tail, female kelpie size, long back legs, small cat like head, at the top with a foxor dog type muzzle. He said while the accounts had strengthened his faith that the animal still exists, he was "too old to be belting around the bush". (2019). "There was a sense of shame with the older generation in Tasmania that we wiped them out, we killed the last tiger.". None of it comes as a surprise to veteran thylacine expert and hunter Col Bailey, who said he had his first encounter with the creature, spotted from a canoe, some 50 years ago. The following is a transcript of the caller Judith (Battery Point), who rang into the ABC Radio Hobart, during the Evenings program presented by Paul McIntyre, recorded and broadcast on Tuesday, 10 September, 2019. 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However, the Tiger was already extinct on the mainland by the time Europeans first arrived. A man also reported in August that he believes he saw a thylacine … The Tasmanian Tiger may not be extinct after multiple sightings (Image: AFP/Getty Images) The Daily Star's FREE newsletter is spectacular! "It's given a bit of hope, because I'm sure they're not extinct — but I hadn't heard any reports for a while, so this has shed a bit of light," he said. In July this year, a bushwalker claimed to have "sighted a footprint on the walk up Sleeping Beauty Mountain", while a farmer believed he saw the marsupial on his Midlands property just days later. Local resident Peter Groves spotted the creature while … When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. TAS.196X.xx.xx #1. Sign up today! Photos of the potential thylacine sightings have generally come back as … The animal was calm and did not act scared at all.". It is believed some of the art depicts efforts by the Aboriginal people to save the species on the mainland. However, according to the DPIPWE’s Thylacine Sightings report, the Tassie tiger might actually be alive and well. Two Western Australian tourists recorded in the document said they saw a striped animal the size of a “large kelpie” in February last year and were “100 per cent certain” it was a Tasmanian Tiger. In a statement, a DPIPWE spokesperson said despite the reports, it considers the species to be presumed extinct. "But many people don't know what they're looking at. Source: Woodger, Rusty. The Tasmanian Government department received eight separate reports of thylacine "sightings" — some seen with cubs, often at dusk or dawn in the northern and western parts of the state. Published: 17/10/2019Updated: 17 October 2019 8:26 AM. The last wild thylacine was killed between 1910 and 1920, and in 1936, the last known thylacine died in captivity in Hobart, Australia. The accounts vary from encounters lasting a … 16:35, 16 OCT 2019; Updated 17:00, 16 OCT 2019; News. “If it was a cat, it was a bloody big one,” he said. "The whole picture didn't really make sense to me, as far as identifying the animal as any animal I know. Animal seen: Unsure. "There have been no confirmed sightings of the thylacine in Tasmania for more than 50 years. The thylacine, or Tasmanian Tiger, was once Australia's top predator but the last one in captivity died in 1936. A Victoria farmer, Peter Groves, made the news after allegedly spotting a Thylacine while walking near Clifton Springs on January 4, 2019. One of the reasons Thylacine sightings are seen as ever-so-slightly plausible in Tasmania is because of the small human population, large areas of national park land, and no foxes or dingoes to confuse it with. Threatened Species Day is held in Australia each year on Sept. 7 … Claims of sightings have occurred in Tasmania for more than 50 years ago on a,! 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