The Hunter and the hunted

The Hunter, a 2011 Australian adventure thriller starring Willem Dafoe, features some beautiful photography of the Tasmanian wilderness, and describes a fictional search for the thylacine (Tasmanian tiger). See the movie trailer here. The thylacine was a striped carnivorous marsupial resembling a dog, but is now extinct.

Or is it? And who would benefit if it was found?

See also the Thylacine exhibit at the National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C.

The thylacine: illustration by John Gould, 1863


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