A cure for extinction:
BRIGHTON, Tasmania, Aug. 21 ï¿½ A sign by the small enclosure near
the Bonorong Park Wildlife Center entrance says ï¿½Tasmanian
tiger,ï¿½ but the fabled carnivore is nowhere to be seen. The last
known Tasmanian tiger, or thylacine, died in captivity in 1936,
but a team of Australian biologists believes the animalï¿½s
extinction may simply be a 70-year hiccup. DNA from a
Tasmanian tiger has been found, and cloning is under way.
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