The extinct Tasmanian tiger could be very much alive in remarkable new footage captured in a top secret wilderness location.
Allegedly filmed by three Tasmanian men on November 4 last year, it’s being hailed as the strongest evidence to date thylacines didn’t actually die out some eight decades prior, the Hobart Mercury reports.
“I don’t think it’s a thylacine ... I know it’s a thylacine,” said Adrian Richardson, one of the men who reportedly filmed the animal some 50km from Maydena.
Mr Richardson said the location where he took the footage was a closely guarded secret, having hunted the Tassie tiger for some 26 years.
Joined by Greg Booth and his dad George Booth on the mission, the three men fronted the media at Hobart legal firm Murdoch Clarke Lawyers, on the eve of National Threatened Species Day.
You can check out the footage below:
The last known surviving footage of a Tasmanian tiger was taken back in 1936, when a thylacine named Benjamin – originally captured in in 1933 - was pictured pacing about its cage at the Beaumaris Zoo in Hobart.