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THE THYLACINE IN CAPTIVITY:
- THE HISTORICAL THYLACINE FILMS -
(film 6)
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This sequence of thylacine footage is part of a film entitled "Animals of the Zoo" made by EB (Encyclopaedia Britannica) films in conjunction with the New York Zoological Society.  The 10 minute film shows a broad selection of the animals at the Bronx Zoo in New York and has a period commentary.  The film was made in 1933, some 14 years after the zoo's last thylacine died on 13th September 1919.  The thylacine shown in the EB film however, was filmed at the London Zoo in 1930, one year before the last thylacine at that zoo died.  The animal is observed at close quarters tearing meat from a bone against the backdrop of its brick enclosure in the zoo's North Mammal House.  Its remains (head only - specimen OUM 7942) are now held in the zoology collection of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History (Source: International Thylacine Specimen Database, 5th revision, 2013).  At least one other edit of this film exists, in which the introductory sequence is a few seconds longer.
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Film courtesy: Zoological Society of London.
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References
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