Doing my usual yearly Thylacine research and giving myself the sads.
80 years since the last known capture, 77 since the last known death. What I wouldn’t give to see this marsupial brought back from extinction.
It’s eerie to see the video of an animal you can no longer ever see
One day we’ll have this same experience over pandas.
Humans are so slow when coming to their senses. Too little too late.
I hate humans.
Lol humans are the problem
Yet these things thrived when just the aboriginals were in Australia
wwhat a cutie :(((
Still my favorite animal of all time.
And a part of me hopes that there’s a small population of them still in Australia or wherever else they lived. … But no one has found them. Because. That would be the best ever.
Walton Ford, ‘The Island’ (detail), 2009
“This animal scared the hell out of the settlers,” Ford said, exuberantly. “It looked like a wolf, but with stripes, like a tiger, and they could get up on their hind legs, which made them even scarier. The settlers were sheepherders, and they built up this myth of a huge, bipedal, nocturnal vampire-beast that sucked the blood of sheep. The settlers put a bounty on these animals and began killing them off in every possible way - poison, traps, snares, guns. The last known one died in captivity in the nineteen-thirties, but they lived on in people’s imagination.” -Calvin Thomas, ‘Man and Beast’, New Yorker