The Tasmanian wolf was spotted in Australia

The Tasmanian wolf was spotted in Australia

Considered extinct marsupial mammal known as the Tasmanian wolf, caught in camera traps on the Australian Cape York.

For the first time the Tasmanian wolf was described in the writings of naturalist-Amateur in 1808. The last representative of this species is believed to have died in a zoo in Tasmania in 1936. The marsupial wolf was the largest of the carnivorous marsupials, at length he reached 100-130 cm and the tail — up to 180 cm resembled a dog, the torso was elongated, the limbs palceholder. The skull of the Tasmanian wolf also looked like a dog and the size might exceed the skull of an adult Dingo.

However, thick at the base and thin at the end of the tail and bent rear legs reminded marsupials the origin of this predator. Hair in marsupial wolf was short, dense and rough, with grey-yellow-brown back covered with 13-19 dark transverse bands from shoulders to base of tail. The muzzle is gray, with indistinct white markings around the eyes. The ears are short, rounded and erect.

Matching the description of the individual noted in Cape York. As told by a biologist bill Lawrence, all observations were conducted at night, the camera has got at least four individuals, they were able to shoot from close range, reports The Independent.

Tasmanian tiger reportedly spotted in the wild – despite being extinct for 80 years

— The Independent (@Independent) March 25, 2017

With a Tasmanian wolf is often confused feral cats and dogs, but recent observations are considered the most plausible. That is why the area where supposedly there was a meeting with the marsupial wolf, are kept secret. It is also reported that local residents also talk about the Tasmanian wolf, which they call “moon tiger”.

For evidence that Tasmanian wolves are not extinct, even offered a reward of $2 million.

Professor Lawrence and his team, however, is not going to qualify for the reward and that the chances of finding an amazing beast is still very small.

Scientists to launch a search for the Tasmanian tiger in Cape York based on two ‘detailed, plausible’ sightings:

— AustralianGeographic (@ausgeo) 24 Mar 2017