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Study: Humans, bounty hunting led to Tasmanian tiger’s extinction

January 31, 2013

Study: Humans, bounty hunting led to Tasmanian tiger’s extinction

Humans are to blame.

Guilty as charged. That is the verdict reached by scientists studying the extinction of the Tasmanian tiger (Thylacinus cynocephalus).

According to new research, human activity led to the extinction of the meat-eating marsupial, not disease as some scientists have previously claimed.

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