In January of this year I embarked on my third trip to Tasmania in search of the thylacine, or Tasmanian wolf. Together with Mike Williams of CFZ Australia we spent a fortnight searching the north and central regions of the island for the elusive marsupial predator. We interviewed witnesses and set camera traps, as well as conducting night drives with windscreen mounted cameras.
Our cameras failed to film thylacines, but we were shown a short sequence of film captured on a trail cam by some other researchers known to us that seems to show a Tasmanian wolf. We can say no more at the moment, but it appears that, much as we expected, this amazing animal is not extinct after all.