Newly-discovered footage of what is thought to be the last images of the extinct Tasmanian tiger has been released online.
The 21-second film was unveiled by the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia and is part of a forgotten travelogue, ‘Tasmania the Wonderland’, made in 1935, reported Sky News.
The footage shows a tiger named Benjamin pacing around its enclosure at the now-closed Beaumaris Zoo in the Tasmanian city of Hobart.
Benjamin was the last known surviving Tasmanian tiger – or thylacine – in captivity. He died in 1936.
There are fewer than a dozen films of the elusive predator known to exist, all recorded at either London Zoo or Beaumaris. Previously, it was thought that footage of Benjamin from December 1933 was the most recent.