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More about the Melbourne Thylacine (Tasmanian Tiger)


More about the Melbourne Thylacine (Tasmanian Tiger):

Just four days ago, I posted a short video of an alleged Thylacine presumably extinct, recently filmed near Melbourne. Today, I came across this news from last week that might explain the mystery. This 9News report describes a large scale highly funded project in Melbourne to back-engineer genetically or bring back to life the Thylacine. The scientists involved are enthusiastic about their progress and convinced they will reintroduce the Thylacine shortly, aiming at bringing back and reintroducing other extinct species, as well as genetically modifying endangered species.

This doesn’t exclude the possibility that some cryptids like the Thylacine or the Thylacoleo still roam freely and mostly unnoticed in the wild, as experience has proven. However, it brings the new perspective that today’s geneticists playing gods have been invested in resurrecting vanished species using GMO manipulations with actual living species. The experimental mixtures can multiply infinitely with countless failures and unpredictable outcomes, without any guarantee of the long term results. This might explain, if related, why the Thylacine filmed recently near Melbourne seemed weak and sick. What can possibly go wrong if transgenic species with DNA stock from extinct lifeforms are released indiscriminately in the natural environments?…

From a wider cosmic perspective, genetic intervention is an ancient science practiced by various groups with different intentions and purposes, including on intelligent species. Nonetheless, experiments without proper understanding are extremely hazardous.

Here what that report has to say:

”Tasmanian tiger could be de-extinct through major scientific breakthrough

The Tasmanian tiger species could be brought back to life by scientists at the University of Melbourne in a new world-class research lab. Researchers are set to work to reverse the extinction of the thylacine in the Thylacine Integrated Genetic Restoration Research (TIGRR) Lab, thanks to a $5 million philanthropic gift to the university. The lab will be led by Professor Andrew Pask from the School of BioSciences and used to develop technologies that could see the Tasmanian tiger walk the earth once more.

“Thanks to this generous funding we’re at a turning point where we can develop the technologies to potentially bring back a species from extinction and help safeguard other marsupials on the brink of disappearing,” Professor Pask said.

The school’s research proposes nine key steps to de-extinct the thylacine in a major scientific breakthrough. In layman’s terms, scientists hope to create a thylacine embryo and then transfer it into a host surrogate uterus using resurrection biology.

“One of our biggest breakthroughs was sequencing the thylacine genome, providing a complete blueprint on how to essentially build a thylacine,” Professor Pask explained.

“The funding will allow our lab to move forward and focus on three key areas: improving our understanding of the thylacine genome; developing techniques to use marsupial stem cells to make an embryo and then successfully transferring the embryo into a host surrogate uterus, such as a dunnart or Tasmanian devil.”

The thylacine used to be widespread in Australia but was later confined to the island of Tasmania by the time European settlers arrived in the 18th century. The species was then hunted to extinction by colonists, with the last known animal dying in captivity in 1936.

Of all the species proposed for de-extinction, the thylacine has arguably the most compelling case,” Professor Pask said. “The Tasmanian habitat has remained largely unchanged, providing the perfect environment to re-introduce the thylacine and it is very likely its reintroduction would be beneficial for the whole ecosystem.”

Scientists hope to apply the technology and methods developed to help protect other endangered species from extinction. At least 39 Australian mammal species have gone extinct in the past 200 years and nine are currently listed as critically endangered and at high risk of extinction.

“The tools and methods that will be developed in the TIGRR Hub will have immediate conservation benefits for marsupials and provide a means to protect diversity and protect against the loss of species that are threatened or endangered,” Professor Pask said. “While our ultimate goal is to bring back the thylacine, we will immediately apply our advances to conservation science, particularly our work with stem cells, gene editing and surrogacy, to assist with breeding programs to prevent other marsupials from suffering the same fate as the Tassie tiger.”

The generous donation came from the Wilson Family Trust. Russell Wilson said the story of the thylacine had touched his family and first spotted the professor’s work on YouTube. “We came across Professor Pask’s incredible work, believe it or not, via some YouTube clips on him talking about his research and passion for the thylacine and Australian marsupials,” he said. “We realise that we are on the verge of a great breakthrough in science through improvements in technology and its application to the genome.

Source: 9News via Bigfoot Mountain

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I’m convinced that there are cryptids and unknown beings out there, having had multiple encounters myself, without even mentioning the Sasquatch and Yowie, as for me, they might be cryptid people for academic science, but certainly not animals nor subject of study for cryptozoology. However, already not all reports are valid or can be trusted, as we must exclude hoaxes and cases of misidentification. But modern geneticists are now bringing more confusion into the mix with new elements in the equation: reconstructed GMO species on a growing scale, likely larger than we are told.

It is widely known that there has been many reports of Thylacine sightings since their supposed extinction, not only in Tasmania but also on the Australian mainland, as well as other reported cryptids, the most common being probably (excluding Hairy Humanoids) the Bunyip or Marsupial Lion, vaguely looking like a black panther.

More surprisingly, the following 1997 report of Thylacine multiple sightings comes from New Guinea. It would not be too hard to believe that some Thylacines could have survived in the jungle there, as New Guinea shares wildlife species with Australia like the Caswary and species of Wallabies, as well as many birds. What is little know too is that New Guinea also hosts two rare species of wild dogs, the Singing Dog and the Mountain Dog, both closely related to the Australian Dingo.

Some could suggest that the report below could concern a case of misidentification with wild dogs, but we can assume that people know the wildlife in their environment and the accounts of several witnesses describing the stripes on the back like Thylacines have deserve a certain credibility. Here’s the report:

Indonesian officials have posted a reward for anyone who captures a Tasmanian Tiger, a doglike striped animal that zoologists say has been extinct for at least 60 years. While there’s no scientific proof of their existence, news reports this week quoted villagers as saying that packs of Tasmanian Tigers have been killing farm animals in moonlit attacks to feed their pups. The official Antara news agency said officials in the remote mountainous interior of Irian Jaya, the Indonesian-controlled western half of the island of New Guinea, offered $670 for the first Tasmanian Tiger captured alive.

Named after their only known habitat in Tasmania, an island state off southeastern Australia, the animals have dark stripes on their backs. They raise their young in pouches like kangaroos and other Australian marsupials. Hunted mercilessly by European sheep ranchers last century, they were declared extinct when Tasmanian Tiger back on ths prowl Villagers of Irian Jaya, the Indonesian-controlled western half of the island of New Guinea, have reported packs of Tasmanian Tigers killing farm animals. The Tasmanian Tiger, also called the Tasmanian Woff, is a large marsupial native to Tasmania. Scientists believed it’s been extinct for at least 60 years. The Tasmanian is about 5 leet long with light brown fur with dark stripes across its lower back The jaws of a Tasmanian Tiger are believed to open wider than any other mammal. They raised their young in pouches like other marsupials which include the kangaroo, koala, possum, Tasmanian Devil, and wallaby. The last known Tasmanian Tiger died in a zoo in Hobart in 1936. Dozens of unsubstantiated sightings have been made in Tasmania ever since. Now New Guinean villagers claim packs of six or seven Tasmanian Tigers have been killing pigs, cats and other domestic animals during the past month. The Indonesian Observer newspaper said one Tasmanian Tiger was killed recently by villagers and sold to highway workers who ate it for dinner.

-Wisconsin State Journal, August 1997

Source: Sasysquatch Girl

Credit: Dougalis Wildlife Art

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