The One We Lost: The Tasmanian Tiger Was Declared A Protected Species Just 3 Months Before The Last Survivor Died.

Exactly 80 years ago Tasmania’s governor declared the Thylacine, better known as the Tasmanian tiger, was to become a protected species, following the mass killings of the animals.

However, the government intervention was too little too late for the species, for the last of its kind, named Benjamin, died in his enclosure at Hobart Zoo.

Mass killings began when a bounty system launched in 1830 offered farmers who shot the animals one pound for every dead adult and ten shillings for each dead cub.

It was 80 years ago today that Tasmania’s governor declared the Thylacine (pictured), commonly known as the Tasmanian tiger, was to become a protected species — following mass killings of their species.

The One We Lost: The Tasmanian Tiger Was Declared A Protected Species Just 3 Months Before The Last Survivor Died.

Benjamin — the last lonely Tasmanian tiger survivor — died behind bars at Hobart Zoo 80 years ago.

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However, sadly the intervention by Australian authorities was too little too late for the animal, when the last of its kind, affectionately named Benjamin (pictured), died while in its enclosure at a Hobart Zoo.

The One We Lost: The Tasmanian Tiger Was Declared A Protected Species Just 3 Months Before The Last Survivor Died.

Mass killings which began when a bounty system was introduced in 1830 offered farmers that shot the creatures one pound for every dead adult and ten shillings for each dead cub.

The One We Lost: The Tasmanian Tiger Was Declared A Protected Species Just 3 Months Before The Last Survivor Died.

The tale of the last Thylacine is a sad one — he was left to die out in the cold conditions of its enclosure at Hobart Zoo (pictured).

The One We Lost: The Tasmanian Tiger Was Declared A Protected Species Just 3 Months Before The Last Survivor Died.

As one of the largest known carnivorous marsupials known to exist in modern times, the Thylacine, Greek for “dog-headed pouched one” claimed its more common name Tasmanian tiger due to its distinctive stripped back.

The One We Lost: The Tasmanian Tiger Was Declared A Protected Species Just 3 Months Before The Last Survivor Died.

An animal captured 15 years ago opens the debate on the Tasmanian tiger…

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In 1996, on the sixtieth anniversary of the last Tasmanian tiger’s death (pictured), September 7 was declared “National Threatened Species Day”.

The One We Lost: The Tasmanian Tiger Was Declared A Protected Species Just 3 Months Before The Last Survivor Died.

Thylacine (pictured) once roamed the Australian mainland, before the British settlement of the continent and the introduction of the Dingo.

The One We Lost: The Tasmanian Tiger Was Declared A Protected Species Just 3 Months Before The Last Survivor Died.

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