>>2046486 I don't think so, since their extinction was relatively recent, when you look at the big picture. and considering they lived in remote Tasmania and similar places, it probably wouldn't be too hard to introduce them back
>>2046525 honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if a small population has survived under the radar
>>2046675 >>2046541 Theres a very small chance, but thylacines were only found in Tasmania in european times. Tasmania is far, far smaller than Australia (Same-ish size as Ireland, so smaller than the UK) so unfortunately there's less of a chance that we've just completely missed it. HOWEVER there are some very remote forests in tassie and people pop up every now and then claiming to have seen a tiger so there's always a chance.
I doubt they are there and undiscovered, but I wouldn't be surprised if they knew of a population and just denied their existence until the numbers got to better levels. Nothing to stop poachers and whoever quite like everyone thinking the animal is extinct.
>>2046705 >I wouldn't be surprised if they knew of a population and just denied their existence until the numbers got to better levels. Does that actually ever happen? Every time I hear about a species that they thought were to be extinct resurfaced, it's all over the news. Just recently happened with some frog.
>>2047067 That's a lie. Look at your dugongs. Getting trapped in fishing nets isn't intentional but people are still poaching them(not just the abbos, which are allowed to do it up to a point).
Also brings up other animals such as sea turtles, bandicoots, etc. Most of the results are Queensland. Don't get your panties in a twist. Every country has illegal wildlife trade, you're just not special.
>>2047131 No farmer (unless they have chickens) will have problems with thylacines. They weren't able to kill any livestock larger than that (despite their reputation). Rabbits could be also vulnerable, but they are a plague there so nobody is going to miss a couple of them. Perhaps the only problem would be the competitors.
>>2047074 >Every time I hear about a species that they thought were to be extinct resurfaced, it's all over the news Who's to say they weren't keeping it a secret before they report it as suddenly rediscovered?
Eh, I dunno, bringing extinct animals back sounds awesome in theory but problem is the ecosystem has most likely adapted to their absence unless, in theory, they have been extinct only a handful of years.
Any extinct animals that could be brought back through cloning would most likely be doomed to zoos.
>>2049343 Theoretically there might be enough DNA fragments in teeth from taxidermy subjects to reconstruct the entire genome. The technology to print the entire DNA strand also exists. But what's missing is the structure of the chromosomes.
DNA is wrapped around protein nodules called histones and the combined DNA histone cord folds together much like a protein which makes the familiar chromosome shape. This shape, along with other factors governs the expression of the genes, which in turn govern the structure of the chromosome. Without these factors a viable organism cannot be resurrected simply from the genome alone.
So far only very simple viruses have been created from a printed DNA strand. These strands were also inserted back into viral shells that had their DNA removed, and we can't yet make something even as simple as a viral shell. Even then they failed to produce a viable virus 99 out of 100 times. Unless there is a frozen thylacine somewhere we will never see a live one in our lifetimes.
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