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Re: "The Tasmanian Tiger May Live Again"



On Fri, 14 May 1999, Ann & Randy wrote:
> >See:
> >http://dailynews.yahoo.com/headlines/od/story.html?s=v/nm/19990513/od/tiger_1.
> >html
> >for the Reuters article on Dr. Michael Archer's plans for cloning the
> >thylacine, extinct since 1936.  There are seven baby specimens preserved
> >in museums throughout the world.
> >
> >Mary
> >mkirkaldy@aol.com
> Excuse me but isn't it quite likely that the Thylacine still lives in small
> numbers in Tasmania as many people have seen it since it was declared
> extinct?  Wouldn't it be less expensive to try to find the remaining
> thylacines and protect them then it would be to clone them?  Although I
> soppose cloned individuals could always be used to supplement the wild
> population.

Eyewitness claims have indeed been made, and even the Discovery channel
(I believe it was) decided it had enough to crank out an hour long 
show on it. But so far as I know there's been no real evidence to 
support continued existence.

Be nice, tho.

rich