Jan. 13, 2020

Thylacine: Hunted to Extinction or Hide & Seek Champ Since 1936? | 171

Thylacine: Hunted to Extinction or Hide & Seek Champ Since 1936? | 171

So often on shows like this we talk about a cryptid that might not even have ever BEEN. Their mere existence; conjecture – their birth; legend. BUT, this case is a bit different. The Thylacine or Tasmanian Tiger was a real, honest-to-goodness, Linnaean classified animal! No conjecture here. There are stuffed versions of these bad boys in museums across the world! But, what happened to them? Did this missing marsupial truly go extinct, or did they recede into the shadows to become the subject of folktale and lore fueled by real sightings? We grab our boxing gloves and go on a walkabout in search of Tassie this week. Plus, Conspiracy Bot decides he’s going to get professorial (he fails), Alexa is getting jealous of Kyle (we don’t know why either), and the fellas debate the virtues of Wombats vs Tasmanian Devils (it’s a big day for marsupials). All of that and more on the podcast that has never successfully driven a species to extinction, but it won’t keep our robot from trying – Hysteria 51.

Special thanks to this week’s research sources:
Research Assistant – Raymond Walden IV

Books
The Last Tasmanian Tiger: The History and Extinction of the Thylacine | Robert Paddle
Tasmanian Tiger: The Tragic Tale of How the World Lost Its Most Mysterious Predator | David Owen

Videos
The Thylacine – https://bit.ly/39YS1N1
Tasmanian Tiger Back From The Dead!? 5 Weird Animal Facts – https://bit.ly/36CMWYx
Ren’s Most Classic Insults! – https://bit.ly/2QEmng3
BRT Video Final – https://youtu.be/K5LQd-0Eqoc

Websites
Merriam Webster – https://bit.ly/36J74br
Cryptid Wiki – https://bit.ly/307rDvI
CNN – https://cnn.it/3a0iF7U
The Guardian – https://bit.ly/2QFitDG
All That’s Interesting – https://bit.ly/2QHnjjS
All That’s Interesting – https://bit.ly/2Ne8lPX
Nat Geo – https://bit.ly/389wmQx
Where Light Meets Dark – https://bit.ly/35OnHRN
Gizmodo – https://bit.ly/35NnWg4

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