Wolfgang

Wolfgang

Posted on 11/01/2010


Photo taken on February  4, 2006


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Tasmanian Tiger also known as Tassi Tiger

Tasmanian Tiger also known as Tassi Tiger
Please forgive me "stealing" this photo from a postcard. But let me explain a bit about this animal:
The last captive example died in 1936, but the Tasmanian tiger has prowled the national consciousness ever since.
Some Australians believe the Tasmania Tiger (thylacine) lives, and one might be forgiven for imagining that the tiger is simply hiding out in the ancient forests of Tasmania, where rumors about the enigmatic creature swirl like smoke in its natural habitat. The thylacine was one of only two marsupials to have a pouch in both sexes (the other being the water opossum). The male thylacine had a pouch that acted as a protective sheath, covering the male's external reproductive organs while he ran through thick brush.
When we were in Tasmania footprint were found in the Cradle Mountains so people are sure the Tasmanian Tiger still exist. But anyway its not a tiger and just so called due its pattern on its coat.

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Danke für dein Mail !Ich glaube, mein Rückmail ist nicht bei dir angekommen ...
Da erzählte ich, daß ich eine Fernsehsendung über den Tasmanischen Tiger (doch nicht ausgestorben ?) und den Tasmanischen Teufel gesehen habe und total fasziniert war.
Liebe Grüße aus Freiburg !
6 years ago.