English 9 -The Tasmanian Tiger

English 9 -The Tasmanian Tiger - important one is the...

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The TASMANIAN TIGER ( Thylacinus cynocephalus ) The Tasmanian tiger, or  Thylacinus cynocephalus  which means pouched  dog with wolfs head, is related to the Tasmanian devil.  It once lived throughout Australia and New Guinea. Breeding is believed to  have occurred during winter and spring. It was shy and avoided contact with  humans. It lived in zoos for up to 9 years, but never bred. In the wild, its live  expectancy was 5-7 years.  The Tasmanian tiger became extinct because of many reasons, but the most 
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Unformatted text preview: important one is the arrival of Europeans settlers. They put prices on the head of the Tasmanian tiger (£1). The last one was brought by the Hobart zoo for £150. It was the last Tasmanian tiger in captivity in the world and it died in the Hobart Zoo in 1936. It was declared extinct 50 years later, in 1986. There are reports of sighting but no evidence. £1: a pound...
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