Did Tasmanian tigers swim in water?

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The Tasmanian tiger, which was a marsupial and not a tiger, was believed to be able to swim.

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Yes, they are. In fact they are fantastic swimmers.

An adult tiger can swim 6 kilometres (over 3 and a half miles) before needing to rest.

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