Thursday, January 20, 2011

Breaking News Thurs. Jan. 20, 2011

 The last of a species, caught on film

Last Tasmaniean Tiger, Thylacine, 1933

Information from the comments section.

Greg G
It's not a male and it was never called Benjamin. ALL of that was made up by a drunkard who never worked at the Hobart Zoo and just wanted attention.It was a female and it never had a name. This was confirmed by it's last keeper, Alison Reid.See Robert Paddle's "The Last Tasmanian Tiger".The fetus is not in Tasmania, it's in Sydney at the Australian Museum. If you ask, they'll tell you where it is. It's not a secret.Best bit about this film - the female bit the cameraman on the arse shortly after the end of this recording.

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  1. I love the way you have this set up Pammie! Kudos and just to let you know I AM reading!

  2. Oh thank you Wendy! I'm so glad you are getting some use out of this and enjoying it! That means a lot!

  3. i really oughtta encourage you by mentioning that you're helping me, too, pam; you've become one of my "go to" sources for my other blog...

  4. hey thanks rjs! I checked out your blog and it's great. A lot of information there. I liked it and linked it! LOL

  5. thanx, pam, you can see we're in the same business...while we've got a different focus on the crisis, one thing i've never had the stamina to tackle is to try to do it daily...

    if you want to see the latest, ive just put up the preview for this week; i usually post it on friday afternoon, and update with additional links a couple times on saturdays...

  6. rjs, just wanted to tell you, I put a link to your Friday post in today's breaking news. that really is an amazing amount of information on your blog! I highly recommend it to everyone.

  7. saw that, pam, when i was collecting my last links...thanx, the more who can use it the better...

    that post is done for this week, now ive got a letter to rest for the wicked...