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The earliest description of evidence of the existence of the Tasmanian tiger, or Thylacine, came when Abel Tasman first landed on Tasmania in 1642. Dutch crewman Jacobszoon who was aboard Abel Tasman's ship was one of several crew who explored the island, described seeing "footprints not ill-resembling the claws of a [tyger]".

The first confirmed sighting occurred in 1772, when French ship the Mascarin arrived in Tasmania. Explorer Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne claimed he saw a "tiger cat", but it is possible this was the spotted tiger quoll. Then, on 13 May 1792, French naturalist Jacques-Julien Houtou de Labillardière made what is considered to be the first definitive sighting of the Tasmanian tiger.

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The last known specimen of the Thylacine, or Tasmanian Tiger, died in the Hobart Zoo on 7 September 1936.

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The last known Tasmanian tiger died in a Tasmanian zoo in 1936

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The last Thylacine (Tasmanian tiger) was captured in 1933 and then sold to the Hobart Zoo, where it died three years later.

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The last Tasmanian tiger, or Thylacine, died in captivity on 7 September 1936.

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