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Tasmanian Tiger Footage (1932)


This silent black-and-white footage from 1932 contains some of the last known moving images of a living (now extinct) Tasmanian tiger, thylacinus cynocepalus or thylacine, that died alone in captivity at Beaumaris Zoo in Hobart.

Curator’s notes

This footage contains some of the most widely seen moving images of the Tasmanian tiger, and was taken by zoologist and naturalist David Fleay in 1932. The Tasmanian tiger in this footage is thought to be the last living one held in captivity and died in 1936.