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From pest to quest: how the Tasmanian tiger captured the imagination

Today the possible re-creation of the thylacine generates worldwide headlines. By contrast, the last thylacine’s death did not generate any headlines at all

As a one-time Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service officer, Nick Mooney devoted much of his career to investigating the more credible thylacine sightings in the state.

In 1982, for instance, he spent months in the bush near Smithton after an experienced parks officer called Hans Naarding reported a night-time encounter with an adult male thylacine.

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