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HISTORY:
- EXTINCTION VS. SURVIVAL -
(EXCERPT FROM ALISON REID INTERVIEW, 1996)
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An excerpt from a January 1996 interview with Alison Reid, in which she comments on disease in thylacines at the Beaumaris Zoo.
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Alison Reid's recollection of the last tiger arriving at the zoo with disease is inaccurate.  She is no doubt referring to the juvenile male caught by T. Hunt near Tyenna that arrived at the zoo on the 24th January 1928.  This thylacine was sick on arrival and died within a few days on going on display.  It is highly probable that this animal was the source of infection responsible for the deaths of at least seven of the zoo's other thylacines that year.

Interview recorded by Roslyn Sargent and Jane Mitchell on 14 Jan 1996.
Courtesy: Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office.

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