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PostPosted: 24-07-2013 01:03    Post subject: Tazzy wolf keeper Reply with quote

http://blogs.abc.net.au/tasmania/2013/07/the-last-tiger-in-the-zoo.html

Interview with man who kept Tasmanian Wolves.
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PostPosted: 24-07-2013 11:25    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good find makes fascinating listening. I was just thinking the other day whether there was anyone left who had regular contact with it.

Interesting that he says he thinks the animal was put down, although as he says that was just an impression of his. What's more interesting is that he says he remembers it as being in good health, especially as after it died the skin wasn't preserved because of its poor condition.

Also of course the Washington pair never bred, that's only known to have happened once in captivity and that was at Melbourne Zoo.

The Westbury Zoo animal needs a bit of looking into though.
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PostPosted: 24-07-2013 11:52    Post subject: Reply with quote

In fact 2013 has been a good year for thylacines so far, this, four preserved pups discovered in Prague and with hopefully a new photo about to surface before long.
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PostPosted: 24-07-2013 18:33    Post subject: Reply with quote

" I was just thinking the other day whether there was anyone left who had regular contact with it."

With a lot of luck, me in November.
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PostPosted: 24-07-2013 18:35    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I'd certainly like that to be the case. By the way what do you make of the throw away little comment about there being another animal kept at Westbury Zoo, I'm looking into that one.
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PostPosted: 25-07-2013 12:05    Post subject: Reply with quote

No idea but it would not surprise me. Until recently zoo records in most collections have been wanting.
Wombwell's Travling Menagery once exhibited things they called tiger wolves or zebra wolves. These may have been striped hyenas but they could have been thylacines.
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