Enter the Animal Hall of Shame: What happened to the Tasmanian Tiger? Enter the Animal Hall of Shame.
Enter the Animal Hall of Shame: What happened to the Tasmanian Tiger? Enter the Animal Hall of Shame. Here at the Platypus, we honour the traditions and beliefs of the animal kingdom. Namely that all animal life should be free from the threat of extinction. Extinction is the one, true greatest evil of all. There is no greater evil (except maybe Cats). So here, in the Animal Hall of Shame, we honour those animals whose lives have been snuffed out by the Homo Sh*tpiens. What was a Tasmanian Tiger? The Tasmanian tiger (Thylacinus cynocephalus) had many names. The Tasmanian Wolf and also the Thylacine. It had a head like a dog, but a long, low body with stripes on its hindquarters like a Tiger. It even had a long, thick tail like a kangaroo, and was about the size of a large Labrador retriever. What did the Tasmanian Tiger eat? The Tasmanian Tiger ate small prey like possums and bandicoots. Some believed that it killed large livestock and a massive witch hunt led to their demise. However recent analysis of the musculoskeletal configuration of its jaw showed it couldn’t regularly withstand the massive pressure of killing large animals.