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

Humans are to blame.

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

Science Recorder | Julie Capuano | Thursday, January 31, 2013

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. The study, relying on a newly devised population modelling approach, found The Tasmanian tiger, also known as thylacine, could have gone extinct as the result of human hunting and habitat destruction... To continue reading, subscribe to Science Recorder today.

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