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.
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.
Tasmanian artist James Voûte has turned his creative skills to writing an illustrated chapter book for children from eight to 11 years old. Featuring a multitude of Australian animals, young readers will delight in this story about the mysterious thylacine. Things are not as they seem in the Tasmanian wilderness. Scary rumours are circulating about sightings of the notorious and elusive thylacine. Benny Bennett, a curious young wallaby, wants to find out the truth. Is the Tasmanian tiger really 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.
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.
The last known Tasmanian tiger died in 1936. This unique animal was a marsupial that looked like a dog. It also had a tigerstriped coat of fur that earned the animal its name. Learn more about this remarkable animal in Tasmanian Tiger, an Extinct Animals book.
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'.
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.
This insightful examination of the history and extinction of one of Australia's most enduring folkloric beasts--the thylacine, (or Tasmanian tiger)-- challenges conventional theories. It argues that rural politicians, ineffective political action by scientists, and a deeper intellectual prejudice about the inferiority of marsupials actually resulted in the extinction of this once proud species. Hb ISBN (2000):0-521-78219-8
Mentions Aboriginal rock paintings of a dog like mammal found in 1968 p. 9; states there was no record of how numerous the thylacine were at the time of first settlement, but conciliator of the Tasmanian Aborigines ' ... spoke of them as being numerous and that the natives speared plenty.' p. 12; reports that two Aboriginal men took tiger skins to be presented for a bounty payment p. 15; image 'Aboriginal rock painting, in the Pilbara, Western Australia, of what appears to be a thylacine' p. 8.
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.
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.
In 1967 Col Bailey sighted a Tasmanian tiger in South Australia. Then, in 1993, an encounter with an elderly bushman unlocked previously untold information that led Col into the untrodden wilderness of Tasmanias Weld Valley. Now the truth of this discovery can be revealed about an animal that the experts claim is long extinct.