At Leeds Museums and Galleries we have remains from six Thylacines, also known as Tasmanian Tigers or Tasmanian Wolves. Thylacines were driven to extinction, with the last remaining individual dying in Hobart Zoo in 1936.
Thylacines were marsupials, like kangaroos, so the females had pouches to keep their young safe. They were carnivorous, and viewed as pests by farmers. A number of factors are thought to have led to their extinction, including competition with dogs introduced by Europeans, hunting by farmers, and disease.
Sadly Thylacines can now only be viewed in museum collections. Every day, more species are being driven to extinction, with only a few being memorialised in museum collections.