Funpublished images of the last tiger TasmThenia known, a species that went into extinction in 1936, after the death of this animal, in the zoo of Hobart Beaumaris, in Australia.
The images, captured on a clip video, were filmed a year earlier, in March 1935, more than 85 years ago, and now released by the Australian National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA).
In the short video, of only 21 seconds, it is possible to Benjamin (name of the tiger) in his cage, in the same zoo. The images were shot on âscope from a documentary called ‘Tasmania The Wonderland’ and now appear digitized and restored.
They were only captured a few months before the animal died.
We have released 21-second newsreel clip featuring the last known images of the extinct Thylacine, filmed in 1935, has been digitized in 4K and released.Be sure to check out the footage of this beautiful marsupial. #NFSAOpenOnline #TasmanianTigerhttps://t.co/s3JSAnmFck pic.twitter.com /FSRYXCTTMy
– NFSA -National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (@NFSAonline) May 19, 2020
The tigers of TasmThenia they were carnivorous marsupials that resembled a cross between the wolf, the fox and the tiger. They hunted kangaroos and other marsupials, as well as rodents or small birds, according to the CNN.