H18 x W32 x D23 cm
The Iconic Tasmanian Tiger (Thylacine)… Extinct or elusive? There are many reasons why people are fascinated by this mystery. Perhaps deep in the pristine Tasmanian wilderness, there still exists an animal like no other.
The Thylacine went extinct on the Australian mainland about 2000 years ago. But in Tasmania, a small population survived to become, after white settlement, the most despised creature on the island. On 7 September 1936, the last known Tasmanian Tiger died at the Hobart Zoo. This was the first known species of animal to become extinct in Tasmania.
I worked closely with the museum to obtain as much information as possible to achieve the realistic look in my sculptures. As a result, superb anatomically correct details are beautifully captured in bronze. I am very pleased with the outcome and hope you appreciate my work as well.