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Lost Digital Photo of Thylacine

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posted on Feb, 25 2007 @ 12:29 AM
Hello ATSers!

I've been on ATS for a while now(I had 2 accounts), and I suddenly remembered that a long time ago, in a long forgotten thread, there was a digital photograph of the back of a Thylacine.

*** In case you dont know, a thylacine (or Tasmanian Tiger) was a carnivorous marsupial that looked like the cross between a tiger and a fox. It was hunted by humans to extinction and the last known thylacine died in captivity in 1963. Recent sightings of the thylacine have prompted researchers and scientists to start searching for the thylacine again ***

This supposed photo of a thylacine was very clear, in focus, and was in color too. The photo was taken by a german tourist while hiking in Australia or something like that, I dont quite remember the details of the background story.

So, my point is, if ANYBODY knows where the photo of this supposed thylacine is, please post it in this thread because I've been going insane searching for this photo all across the web!

posted on Feb, 25 2007 @ 10:39 AM
That image was just an ad to That served no purpose.

posted on Feb, 25 2007 @ 11:04 AM
Is this possibly the pic you mean? I cropped it a bit. There was no accompanying info on it however.

[edit on 25-2-2007 by Xeros]

posted on Feb, 25 2007 @ 11:18 AM
is this the image the OP is talking about?

found here

posted on Feb, 25 2007 @ 11:54 AM
Here's a link to a picture and news story from 2005.
Tassie Tiger

Earlier this year, Mr Mooney and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery's director, Bill Bleathman, were shown two digital images, said to have been taken by a German touring Tasmania.

Mr Mooney hears of thylacine sightings "about 10 times a year" but both men agreed the snaps probably did show a partially obscured Tasmanian tiger. Neither, however, was willing to say the pictures were genuine.

Even this newspaper cannot say beyond a doubt that the pictures are of a live animal. The Herald and its sister paper, The Age, ran extensive tests on the pictures after being offered them three weeks ago. These included an examination by thylacine experts and an independent photographic specialist but the results did not conclusively show a live tiger, and we declined to buy the pictures.

There's a $3,000,000 reward out for proof it's not extinct.
Everyone grab a gun and hunt it down.

EDIT: I added a couple tags to the bottom of this thread that will take you to other threads on this subject.

[edit on 25/2/2007 by anxietydisorder]

posted on Feb, 25 2007 @ 03:30 PM
Yes anxietydisorder, that was the digital photo that I was looking for!! I know that experts said the photo was inconclusive, but due to all the eye-witness accounts, photos, videos, and sheer size of the Australian and Tasmanian bush, I believe that there are isolated colonies of tasmanian tigers still alive.

To the rest, thank you for the other pictures. I haven't seen any of those photos yet and I'm very happy that I know about them now

posted on Feb, 26 2007 @ 11:14 AM
I don't know... Comparing to this photo, it looks like your tiger has a head that curves down more.. It is not straight like the one I googled. Or is it just me?

posted on Feb, 28 2007 @ 07:00 PM

Picture from ABC Australia!!

The Australian Museum has dumped its much-publicised attempt to clone a tasmanian tiger, or thylacine.

The ambitious project was launched in 1999 by the museum's then-director, Professor Mike Archer. The plan was to clone a tasmanian tiger from DNA recovered from a thylacine pup which had been preserved in ethanol for 136 years.

More pictures I found on Yahoo image search...

posted on Mar, 1 2007 @ 05:37 AM
I live in Tasmania and ive never seen a Tassie Tiger or anything that i thought maybe it. If there are any left, i reckon they would be on the west coast because it's more isolated and more bush there and has been little human presence particularly in the north west. Some sightings may just be foxes. There's not much talk about them down here, only the very rare report in newspaper.

posted on Mar, 1 2007 @ 05:56 AM

Originally posted by anxietydisorder
There's a $3,000,000 reward out for proof it's not extinct.
Everyone grab a gun and hunt it down.

I knew there was a reward, but I didn't realise that it was that much! Anyway, back when I last looked, there was also an opposite card on the table. A reward to prove that it is extinct!

So once you shoot it to claim your reward, claim the second one too!

posted on Mar, 1 2007 @ 07:42 AM
Here's some supposed sightings and the real deal. The first vid actually shows the last known specimen in captivity, before it died in 1936.

posted on Mar, 2 2007 @ 03:56 AM
Just saw a news article stating the German tourist has returned to Australia to capture the animal on film.

I live in Victoria and have a holiday house near a tiny town called Fryerstown but have never seen anything out of the ordinary. Many years ago my father and brother went on a long walk in the forest and saw something very odd. A dog, kangaroo and a sheep in a line walking together (can't remember in what order).

posted on Mar, 2 2007 @ 08:53 AM
This is extremely interesting....

I has seen a documentary a couple of years ago about Mr Archer at the Australian Museum tryin to clone a Thylacine.....

I remember it clearly. It was a fathers day, because I remember spendin the day watchin discovery channel with my dad, because they were havin a day all about dinosaurs and stuff... but they had this on, anyway, probably because of the extinction or something....

It was sooooo interesting...

And now I read that they've "dumped" the idea....


posted on Feb, 10 2011 @ 08:15 PM

Originally posted by XerosI cropped it a bit.

This is nuts. I just wrote you a private message and then the site said I can't send anyone a private message until I had 20 posts in discussions. (Why not tell me that before I type it?)

So... due to site rules, I now bombard you all with something you didn't need to waste the time to read... except Xeros

Xeros - would you mind sending me the uncropped pic? I would have sent you my email address but am not about to post it here, so, sorry to trouble you even further, but can you get in touch via my website's contact form and then I'll send you my email etc?[]=1

Oh, yeah, the site can't seem to handle URLs with square brackets, so you're going to have to click the link, open a dead page, copy the bit that's there after the link, paste it to the end of the URL in your new page and load that.

(I did try and post a shortened URL from bit dot ly but when I previewed that I got a pretty little message saying "link tracking not allowed". Wow, what a friendly forum. Talk about poor user experience. Imagine if I didn't know what I was doing with the tech stuff??)

Or, if you prefer, in the below, replace "(link tracking not allowed)" with "bit" and then a period (full stop) and then "ly". Sigh.

http://(link tracking not allowed)/contact-wlmd


posted on Feb, 11 2011 @ 06:50 AM
reply to post by TheB1ueSoldier

I see you found the photo. I just wanted to add that there was a different pic from a trail cam on a show I watched on Netflix that possibly showed the back of a Thylacine. It wasn't conclusive, but it was very interesting! I personally find all of this fascinating and I think they're still out there. I'm sure they're very very rare, but there would have to be a breeding population for them to exist at all. Perhaps these animals will come back from "extinction."

posted on Feb, 16 2011 @ 01:57 PM
reply to post by gemineye

Could you see if you could find the photo that you saw on the Netflix thing?

I'm sure it's somewhere on the web......

Thanks in advance

posted on Oct, 26 2021 @ 05:10 PM
This is really cool, Ive seen a few shows with evidence that a few might still exist I hope so.

90-year-old video of extinct thylacine colorized in stunning 4K scan

The end result is stunning. The thylacine pops against the drab, grey background of its enclosure, with mostly tan fur, lighter underbelly and, of course, the darker brown stripes along the back that earn it the Tasmanian tiger moniker. Poor Benjamin can be seen pacing around his cage, sitting, lying in the sun, yawning, and scratching.

It may be gone, but the thylacine continues to inspire wonder in scientists and the general public to this day. Intriguing but unverified sightings have been reported for decades, while genomic studies unravel the animal’s tragic history in more detail. Just last year, the NFSA discovered in its archives a long-lost video of Benjamin from 1935, believed to be the last clip ever taken before his – and his species' – death.

posted on Oct, 26 2021 @ 06:21 PM
I believe they may still be in small pockets. the Adelaide hills video looked pretty legit.

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