Posted by: Nick Redfern on November 2nd, 2013
“An international team of naturalists from the Centre for Fortean Zoology has arrived in Tasmania for the first in a series of well-resourced and professional expeditions into Tasmania’s wilderness to hunt for evidence of the Tasmanian tiger.
“Although the animal was officially declared extinct in the 1980s, reports of thylacine sightings are still common and expedition leader Mike Williams from NSW has high hopes that they can find something.
“‘The problem with a lot of the sightings from members of the public is that they’re generally caught by surprise, and their photos are taken on things like mobile phones and aren’t very good,’ he said.”
If, like me, you think there is a very good chance indeed that the thylacine is not extinct after all, you may want to keep watch for any and all developments in this story. I’ll be posting updates as I receive them from the CFZ’s Jon Downes.