The Tasmanian tiger was listed as extinct nearly 80 years ago, but now a team of British naturalists are on the prowl to prove that the species is still alive.
Properly named a thylacine, the "Tassie tiger" is the largest known carnivorous marsupial of modern times. The stripes on its back resemble those of the jungle cat after which it is named. Though the last known thylacine died at Hobart Zoo in Tasmania on Sept. 7, 1936, some believe the animal is alive and well in the island state's remote northwestern region.
While the Tasmanian government has stated there is "no conclusive evidence" that the thylacine exists, a team from the U.K.'s Centre for Fortean Zoology is scouring the Tasmanian topography in hopes of gathering more evidence to prove the animal still roams.
We hope the team is successful in finding the long-lost Tasmanian tiger. Until then, they'll remain on this list of fascinating extinct animals. Keep clicking for more creatures that once roamed the Earth but are now definitely (probably) extinct.
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