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"Tasmanian wolf" is a nickname for the now extinct Thylacine, or Tasmanian tiger. When they were alive, prior to the 1930s, the longest known life span of a thylacine in captivity was eight and a half years.

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The Tasmanian wolf, also known as the Tasmanian tiger, but more properly known as the thylacine, is now believed to be extinct. When they were alive, prior to the 1930s, the longest known life span of a thylacine in captivity was eight and a half years.

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The lifespan of the Tasmanian tiger, or Thylacine, was around 7 years. The longest recorded lifespan of the thylacine, which is now extinct, was 8 years and 131 days. This was achieved by a thylacine in the London Zoo in 1884.

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The Tasmanian tiger's proper name was the Thylacine. This creature is now extinct. The lifespan of the Thylacine was around 7 years. The longest recorded lifespan of the thylacine was 8 years and 131 days. This was achieved by a thylacine in the London Zoo in 1884.

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The Tasmanian wolf, more often known as the Tasmanian tiger and more properly known as the thylacine, is now believed to be extinct. When they were alive, prior to the 1930s, the longest known life span of a thylacine in captivity was eight and a half years. No studies were done on how long they lived in the wild.

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The Tasmanian wolf or Thylacine was the last representative of the family Thylacinidae, which is first known from around four million years ago. It once ranged from New Guinea, across the Australian mainland and into the island state of Tasmania.

There is some evidence to suggest that a small relict population may have existed on the mainland at the time of the European's arrival. Several specimens were said to have been collected, and even that there was a bounty scheme placed on them in South Australia in 1840. While there are contemporary references for this they are extremely scant. As a result the latest certain dates for mainland thylacines is between two and three thousand years BP.

In Tasmania a population is known to have existed well into the period of European occupation. The thylacine was heavily persecuted and was subject to several organised bounty schemes, and probably as many if not more private ones. The population had dropped dramatically by the early Twentieth Century, adding to this decline was the outbreak of an specified disease similar to but distinct from Canine Distemper. It affected not only the wild population but also transferred to the world's zoo specimens. The last wild thylacine was shot in 1930, and the last zoo specimen died in Hobart on the 8th of September 1936. Later during the 1960's a popular myth would arise that this animal was a female named Benjamin, however this is entirely false it was in fact a male which was never named. This year also saw the thylacine receiving full legal protection.

The thylacine was declared extinct 50 years later in 1986, though this date and its exact status remains open to question.

Though there are some who remain hopeful that a small population may still exist, tragically this is extremely unlikely. There is no doubt that the species existed in the wild later than the 30s, but exactly when, or if, they became extinct is unknown.

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The Tasmanian tiger, more properly known as the thylacine, is now believed to be extinct. When they were alive, prior to the 1930s, the longest known life span of a thylacine in captivity was eight and a half years.

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The Tasmanian tiger, more properly known as the thylacine, is now believed to be extinct. When they were alive, prior to the 1930s, the longest known life span of a thylacine in captivity was eight and a half years. No studies were done on how long they lived in the wild.

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The correct name for the Tasmanian wolf is Thylacine, or even Tasmanian tiger. The last known specimen of the Thylacine died in 1936.

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Approximately 65,000 years ago

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