Is it possible that the thylacine is not extinct, that there are remnant populations of thylacines out there somewhere? Some animals have been declared extinct and, some decades after their supposed extinction, have been rediscovered. Perhaps this is why some people continue to hold hope that the thylacine is not extinct…
Today the ABC released a news story with associated footage: three men claiming they had video evidence of a thylacine (in Tasmania). The video awaits authentication. The ABC news story here:
The men who filmed the thylacine gave a press conference which can be viewed in full here: http://www.themercury.com.au/news/tasmania/new-footage-fuels-long-futile-hunt-for-tasmanian-tiger/news-story/f20bbe3080a8426cf39bbe44d65acec2
Of particular interest is Greg Booth’s description of his encounter with the animal.