Object of the week- Tasmanian wolf specimens

Researchers may have finally laid to rest the age-old question of whether the mysterious Tasmanian wolf might still be alive somewhere. But one place you definitely can still find a rather splendid example of the elusive marsupial is at the Leeds Discovery Centre. The centre’s extremely well-preserved specimen of the curious creature is one…

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Leeds specimens help solve mystery of Tasmanian tiger’s tale

It’s an enduring extinction mystery that has puzzled generations of scientists and naturalists from around the world. Now an international research project may have finally solved the riddle of what happened to the enigmatic Tasmanian tiger- thanks to three specimens from Leeds Museums and Galleries collection. Researchers from Australia have been painstakingly analysing DNA…

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Object of the week- Tasmanian wolf

New research this month may have finally lain to rest the age old question of whether the mysterious Tasmanian wolf might still be alive somewhere. But one place you definitely can still find a rather splendid example of the elusive marsupial is at the Leeds Discovery Centre. The centre’s extremely well-preserved specimen of the…

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