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Tasmanian Wolf: Thylacinidae

Physical Characteristics, Geographic Range, Habitat, Diet, Behavior And Reproduction, Tasmanian Wolves And PeopleCONSERVATION STATUS

Tasmanian wolves are extinct. They were killed off mostly by farmers and bounty hunters during the 1800s. Tasmanian wolves were thought of as pests and killers of livestock, much the way the coyote was thought of during the settlement of the American West.



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Web sites:

Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Water Environment. "Tasmanian Tiger." http://www.dpiwe.tas.gov.au/inter.nsf/WebPages/BHAN-53777B?open (accessed on June 30, 2004).

Other sources:

"The Amazing Marsupials." Australian Ark Documentary Series. Columbia Tristar, 1994.

Additional topics

Animal Life ResourceMammals