Why did the Tasmanian Tiger become extinct ?
Why did Tasmanian tiger become extinct. last Tasmanian tiger was died in 1936 - extinct animals - Tasmanian devil
The Tasmanian tiger is one of the most fabled animals in the world. European settlers in Tasmania were puzzled by it, feared it, and killed it when they could. After only a century of white settlement, the animal had been pushed to the brink of extinction.
The Tasmanian tiger looked like a large, long dog, with stripes, a heavy stiff tail, and a big head resembling that of a wolf. That it why it is sometimes called the Tasmanian wolf. It was shy and secretive, and always avoided contact with humans. It was a meat- eater. When the Europeans began settling in Tasmania, the animal started killing the sheep and poultry raised by the settlers.
As a result, Tasmanian tigers were hunted down relentlessly, and rewards were given to those who killed them. Another major factor that contributed to the Tasmanian tiger's decline is the dingo, or wild dog population. These wild dogs hunted in packs, unlike Tasmanian tigers which hunted in small numbers or alone. Dingoes competed with these Tasmanian tigers for food and shelter. Climate changes and deforestation are also believed to have been contributing factors to their extinction. By 1936, the last captive Tasmanian tiger had died.