Happy 76th Thylacine day from the Grant Museum
By Jack Ashby
Another year has passed since the last known thylacine – one of the greatest icons of extinction – died of exposure. That makes 76 years today.
We have celebrated the thylacine here at the Grant Museum for some time. We have some fantastic specimens – including one of the only fluid preserved adults (with the added bonus of having been dissected by Victorian evolutionary giant Thomas Henry Huxley), and skeleton from the early 1900s, which belonged to Grant himself. The only recent thylacine-based activity that happened at the Museum was for all our thylacine-geek colleagues to watch The Hunter together, a film about a bounty-hunter hired to collect the last individual for an evil bio-tech company. It was brilliant.
Friday, September 14, 2012
CRYPTOZOOLOGY LINK: Happy 76th Thylacine day from the Grant Museum
I was very chuffed to be able to link to this fascinating piece by our old friend Jack Ashby of the Grant Museum. The CFZ and the Grant Museum go back several years, and Richard and I have twice lectured there. It is a smashing (and very fortean) collection. Check it out...