Thylacine

The Thylacine, or Tasmanian Tiger, was once common on the Australian island of Tasmania. Hunted to presumed extinction by farmers, the last confirmed Thylacine died in the Hobart Zoo in 1936. Since then purported sightings raise the tantalizing possibility that it still exists. Though actually related to the opossum family, this creature looks something like a cross between a fox, a wolf, a tiger, and a hyena. The male Thylacine was or is about six feet long from the head to the tip of the tail. It has a dog-like head and tiger-like stripes beginning at the mid-back, extending all the way to the tail. The fur is coarse and sandy brown.