Completely stuffed it

“Things that are thoroughly insignificant are precisley the things which are singularly rare…”

GK Chesterton

Taxidermy is most commonly practiced on vertebrates, but can also be done on larger insects and arachnids. The name comes from the Greek word taxis, to arrange. It literally means to arrange the skin. This very sad specimen is the last Thylacine or Tasmanian tiger. He died at the Hobart Zoo in 1936. When Europeans arrived in Tasmania, this was by far the most abundant mammal on the island. It’s presence was considered a threat to sheep farming and so a Government bounty was established which would deliberately lead to the Thylacine’s biological extinction. Occasional sightings of tigers have reported over the decades, but these are more myth than fact. The whole sorry saga is a terrible example of the outcomes of short sighted vision and policies. #Iwillbelookingcarefully #letsmakelemonade

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