Film of the last Tasmanian tiger colourised

10 September 2021

The last thylacine, a carnivorous marsupial, usually known as the Tasmanian tiger, died in captivity in 1936 in Hobart’s zoo. Here’s footage filmed of Benjamin, as he was named, originally recorded in 1933, and recently colourised to mark National Threatened Species Day, earlier this week on Tuesday.

It’s horrifying to think Benjamin died as a result of neglect, locked out of a shelter overnight that would have offered him protection from the Apple Isle’s extremes of weather. The video pretty much says it all, in regards to his living conditions though.


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