Thylacine Extinction Mystery Solved?

A curious question surrounding the extinction of the legendary Tasmanian  Tiger in Australia may have finally been answered by scientists.

Researchers have long wondered why the once-flourishing creature  seemingly vanished from mainland Australia 3,000 years ago, yet managed  to survive on the island of Tasmania up until about a century ago.

The introduction of wild dingoes to the Australian ecosystem as well as  hunting of the thylacine by Aborigines were frequently assumed to be the  cause of the animal's sudden demise.

However, a new study which looked at a large sampling of Tasmanian Tiger  DNA found in fossils from that era appears to tell a different story.

Find out what scientists now think was the cause of the creatures being wiped out on mainland Australia at the Coast to Coast AM website.

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