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Re: Thylacine illustrations



On Wed, 15 May 2002, Dann Pigdon wrote:
> Danvarner@aol.com wrote:
> > 
> > In a message dated 5/14/02 4:19:01 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> > dannj@alphalink.com.au writes:
> > 
> > << The adult is based entirely on a photo, commonly thought to have
> > been
> > "Ben" from Beaumaris Zoo in Hobart (who was captured with HER mother
> > and
> > two siblings). Copying verbatum from a photo isn't much of an artistic
> > 
> > accomplishment if you ask me...>>
> > 
> >       Are you positive? I was wondering if it wasn't from the same
> > specimen in Washington DC that Gleeson portrayed. They were both there
> > at the same time. DV
> 
> It's definitely from a well-known photograph. The enclosure seen in the
> background is a dead ringer (excuse the pun) for the wire cages used in
> the Hobart Zoo at the time. I believe the photo is also housed in the
> Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (according to "Tiger Tales" written by
> Col Bailey).

Ok, you got my interest up:

http://www.boomerwolf.com/taswolf.jpg

http://www.wolfcross.com/den/tazwolf.jpg

http://home.conceptsfa.nl/~pmaas/tasmaansebuidelwolf.htm

 http://home.conceptsfa.nl/~pmaas/female-male.jpg

http://www.at-bristol.org.uk/images/thylacine.jpg

Are there any color pictures of these? I'd forgotten how striking they
are.