extinction

Why the Tasmanian tiger went extinct – new insights

It’s one of those situations where everything we knew about the tiger’s (thylacine wolf’s) extinction is true, but some new information rounds out the picture. From “Tasmanian Tiger’s Jaw Was Too Small to Attack Sheep, Study Shows” (ScienceDaily, Aug. 31, 2011), we learn: Australia’s iconic thylacine, or Tasmanian tiger, was hunted to death in the […]