Can We Resurrect the Extinct Tasmanian Tiger

The last known Tasmanian tiger, or thylacine, died in captivity in 1936.  A 6-month-old pup of a Tasmanian tiger had been preserved in alcohol since 1866 in a museum.   In 2013, Australian scientists successfully extracted intact genes from their specimen in the hope of reviving the extinct species via cloning.  Professor Mike Archer, professor of paleontology at the University of New South Wales in Sydney is spearheading the effort.  Professor Archer began the project in 2000, which was shelved in 2003.  In 2013 managed to create embryos of a frog known as the gastric brooding frog, which became extinct in Australia during the 1980s.  Professor Archer believes this is an important step towards being able to revive extinct species such as the Tasmanian tiger.  The DNA sample of the Tasmanian Tiger is lot more fragmented than the DNA of the gastric brooding frog that was used making it more challenging to try to clone the Tasmanian tiger.  We may be decades away from developing the technology to revive the Tasmanian tiger

Cloning The Tasmanian Tiger: Part 1


Cloning The Tasmanian Tiger: Part 2


Footage of the Last Tasmanian Tiger


National Geographic – The End of Extinction Cloning the Tasmania Tiger -BBC Documentary Wildlife
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