Monday, December 2, 2013

Tasmanian tiger hunt: expedition team vows to return after failing to sight elusive animal


Cryptozoologist Richard Freeman says he remains convinced the Tasmanian tiger is still out there. (Credit: ABC)

The mystery of the Tasmanian tiger remains after an expedition failed to catch a glimpse of the elusive animal which is thought to have become extinct 80 years ago.
The mystery of the Tasmanian tiger remains after an expedition failed to catch a glimpse of the elusive animal thought to have become extinct 80 years ago.
The UK-based Centre of Fortean Zoology is dedicated to tracking mythical, mystery and extinct animals around the world.
Nine members have just wound up the first stage of their latest self-funded project: hunting the thylacine.
I've collected nine new sightings that we didn't know of, the most recent was three years ago. - Team member Tony Healy

After scouring Tasmania's rugged north-west, a hot spot for the animal according to the team, expedition leader Michael Williams says he is satisfied with the outcome.
"No we don't have a thylacine in the boot, we don't have anything on camera of any great interest, but it's a roaring success because there's more witnesses than I thought there'd be and there's more areas of interest in a smaller defined area than I thought there'd be," he said.
The last known thylacine died in captivity in the 1930s.

full article here.... http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2013-11-15/tasmanian-tiger-hunt-expedition-team-vows-to-return-after-failing-to-sight-elusive-animal/1220790

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