The thylacine, Greek for ‘dog-headed pouched one’, was the largest known carnivorous marsupial of modern times. It is commonly known as the Tasmanian Tiger. Native to continental Australia, Tasmania & New Guinea, it is believed to have become extinct when the last captive thylacine, later referred to as ‘Benjamin’,
died on 7 Sept 1936. This day was declared ‘National Threatened Species Day’.