Striped Animal Caught on Trail Camera Could be Thylacine, Says Group

A still from The Thylacine Awareness Group of Australia's trail cam video.

A still from The Thylacine Awareness Group of Australia's trail cam video.

The Thylacine Awareness Group of Australia, a group "dedicated to the research, recognition, and conservation of our most elusive apex predator, the Thylacine (also known as the Tasmanian Tiger or Tasmanian Wolf)," released footage to their YouTube channel on June 12th that appears to show an unidentified striped animal captured on a trail camera.

The video was actually filmed last year in northeastern Tasmania, according to the group.  While cryptozoologists are hopeful that this is evidence in favor of the Tasmanian Tiger, it could also be an Eastern Barred Bandicoot or similar striped species native to Tasmania.

The last known thylacine died in captivity in 1936, but the species held its status as an endangered species until the 1980s, and many scientists believe there is a strong possibility that some survived into the 1960s; although no hard evidence exists to support that hypothesis.  Their status today is still hotly debated, but unconfirmed sightings continue to occur--including a sighting we reported on here, and more trail cam footage released by The Thylacine Awareness Group of Australia that we covered here.

Tobias WaylandComment