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Thursday, September 27, 2012

CRYPTOLINK: Have you seen rare tigers in Monbulk?


Monbulk resident and ARFRA president Dorothy Williams believes thylacines are alive in the Dandenongs and wants people to report sightings.  Picture: LAWRENCE PINDER N14FP501
Monbulk resident and ARFRA president Dorothy Williams believes thylacines are alive in the Dandenongs and wants people to report sightings. Picture: LAWRENCE PINDER N14FP501
THE State Government says it's likely big cats don't exist - but Tasmanian Tigers may be roaming the hills.

A Monbulk group that investigates rare animals, believes Tasmanian Tigers - declared extinct last century - are alive and well and in the area.
The Australian Rare Fauna Research Association (ARFRA) is a voluntary organisation that records and investigates sightings of unusual animals.
ARFRA president Dorothy Williams said there have been sightings of Tasmanian Tigers (thylacine) in the area for many years, but with little publicity.

In modern times, the animals have been recorded as native to Tasmania, but scientists believe they were once widespread throughout mainland Australia and Papua New Guinea. "People have reported sightings of 'strange foxes' to us that we believe are thylacines," Ms Williams said.

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