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Tasmanian tiger expert dismisses claims the species has re-appeared

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A Tasmanian tiger expert has dismissed claims the extinct thylacine has been re-discovered in Tasmania’s north-east.

“When I was checking the SD cards, I found some photos that were pretty damn good,” Mr Waters said.

In a video posted online by Thylacine Awareness Group of Australia, president Neil Waters said he had captured new photos of a family of thylacines from a camera trap. (Supplied)

“I know what they are. And so do a few independent expert witnesses, expert canine judges, feline judges, and a vet.”

Mr Waters said he believed the photos depicted a family of Tasmanian tigers.

He contacted the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery’s honorary curator of vertebrate zoology Nick Mooney for verification.

However, Mr Mooney said the animals were…



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