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Extinct species

The demise of Tasmania’s last-known Thylacine (Tasmanian Tiger) in 1937 has captured everyone’s imagination. The museum has several individuals in its collection, represented by skins, skeletons and a sub-adult born at the Royal Melbourne Zoological Gardens.Explore this Object 
Sadly, we tend to appreciate species more when they are gone: the present we take for granted, the future we often ignore and the past we miss.
Thylacine (Thylacinus cynocephalus)

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