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Scientific Name: Thylacinus cynocephalus
Date Listed as Endangered:June 2, 1970
Also known as Thylacinus cynocephalus or Tasmanian wolf, this species
belongs to the family of marsupials and is native to Tasmania. Its
appearance resembles a striped coyote. Their normal length measures
about 152 cm (5 feet). They have short and thick coat with light brown
colour and 13 to 19 dark stripes across the lower back. Their normal
weight is about 20 to 25 kg (44 to 55 lbs).
The colour of their face is gray with white markings around their eyes.
They also have long canines which is similar to those of dogs.
Tasmanian tigers prefer grasslands for their habitat. They are
nocturnal in nature and feed on small birds, wallabies and other small
mammals. Breeding usually occurs during spring time.
Threats to the existence of this species is caused by habitat
destruction, disease and overhunting. A preservation program has been
set up in Southwestern Tasmania hoping possible survivals among