Introduces the thylacine, also known as the Tasmanian wolf or Tasmanian tiger, a rare Australian carnivore, of which the last known example died in 1936, and discusses how it became endangered and the possibility that it may not yet be extinct.
Once reviled, feared and slaughtered by government decree, the myth of the Tasmanian Tiger continues to grow. This book explores the tale of the animal which has become the centrepiece in an ecological tragedy.
The last known specimen of "Thylacinus cynocephalus," a.k.a. the doglike "Tasmanian tiger," died in a zoo in 1936, two months after the Australian government declared it a protected species. This book chronicles the tragic story of the thylacine, from its evolutionary origins and physical and behavioral characteristics to its ill-fated encounter with European civilization.
See the origins that lead to TY the Tasmanian Tiger being a finalist for an AGDC award for Outstanding Visual Arts. Showing TY co-creator "Space Captain" Steve Stamatiadis's early designs, insights and initial storyboards for the video game.
Of all Australian's unique and special fauna, extinct or extant, the Tasmanian tiger, or thylacine, is perhaps the most enduringly fascinating. Col Bailey has been researching and collecting stories about the Tassie tiger for over 30 years. This text presents a selection of his findings.
This story of the Tasmanian tiger and the search for proof of its current existence features many rare photographs of the animal. It also furnishes evidence that they may not be completely extinct. The author is a member of the Order of Australia and has written TThylacine: The tragedy of the Tasmanian tiger'.
The thylacine is the largest known carnivorous marsupial of modern times. It's commonly known as the Tasmanian tiger because of its striped back and is believed by most experts to have become extinct in the 20th century. Yet in 1967, Col Bailey sighted a Tasmanian tiger along the shores of the Coorong, in South Australia. Then in 1993, a chance encounter with an elderly bushman unlocked a wealth of previously untold information that led Col into the vast and untrodden wilderness of Tasmania's Weld Valley. In Shadow Of The Thylacine, Col tells of his search for the Tasmanian tiger, revealing why he believes that this shy animal still exists in remote areas of Australia.
My book takes two teddy brothers on a hunt for a Tasmanian Tiger. Unfortunately their powers of observation are not what they could be and there are a few animals they miss seeing on the way. They finally see, not one, not two, but three Tasmanian tigers. My book is aimed at the under 6 year old child.
Packing an off-kilter sense of humor and keen scientific minds, authors Margaret Mittelbach and Michael Crewdson take off with renowned artist Alexis Rockman on a postmodern safari. Their mission? Tracking down the elusive Tasmanian tiger. This mysterious, striped predator was once the world’s largest carnivorous marsupial. It had a pouch like a kangaroo and a jaw that opened impossibly wide to reveal terrifying choppers. Tragically, this rare and powerful animal was hunted into extinction in the early part of the twentieth century. Or was it? Journeying first to the Australian mainland and then south to the wild island of Tasmania, these young naturalists brave a series of bizarre misadventures and uproarious wildlife encounters in their obsessive search for the long-lost beast. From an ancient cave featuring an aboriginal painting of the tiger to a lab in Sydney where maverick scientists are trying to resurrect the animal through cloning, this intrepid trio comes face-to-face with blood-sucking land leeches and venomous bull ants, a misbehaving wallaby who invades their motel room, and a crew of flesh-eating, bone-crunching Tasmanian devils gorging on roadkill. They bond with trappers, bushwackers, and wildlife experts who refuse to abandon the tiger hunt, despite the paucity of evidence. Sifting through local myths, bar-room banter, and historical accounts, these environmental detectives sweep readers into a world where platypus’ swim, kangaroos roam, and a large predator with a pouch was–or perhaps still is–queen of the jungle. Filled with Alexis Rockman’s stunning drawings of flora and fauna–-made from soil, wombat scat, and the artist’s own blood–Carnivorous Nights is a hip and hilarious account of an unhinged safari, as well as a fascinating portrayal of a wildly unique part of the world. From the Hardcover edition.
Palana loves to hunt in the bush. One day he finds the tracks of a mighty kangaroo. He discovers, too late, that he is in terrible danger. An animal comes to Palana's aid, but he is just a pup. Can he save Palana? Suggested level: junior, primary.
Astro the Alien sees his friends Ben and Eva playing with toy marsupials. They go to the zoo to learn more and encounter an exhibit about the Tasmanian tiger, an extinct meat-eating marsupial. This introduction to extinct animals includes a note to caregivers with additional resources, reading activities, and a word list.
Stodgy British archivist Henry Percival-Smythe slaves away in the dusty basement of Ealing College in 1934, the only bright spot in his life his obsession with a strange Australian mammal, the thylacine. It has been hunted to the edge of extinction, and Henry would love nothing more than to help the rare creature survive. Then a human whirlwind spins through his door. Jack "Dingo" Chambers is also on the hunt for the so-called "Tasmanian Tiger," although his reasons are far more altruistic. Banding together, Dingo and the newly nicknamed Dash travel halfway around the globe in their quest to save the thylacine from becoming a footnote in the pages of biological history. While they search high and low, traverse the wilds, and fight the deadliest of all creatures--man--Dash and Dingo will face danger and discover another fierce passion within themselves: a desire for each other.