The Hunter (12A): Willem Dafoe hunts the Tasmanian tiger
amid some truly memorable scenery.
A biotech company wants mercenary animal hunter Martin David to try to find the Tasmanian tiger
Dafoe is a mercenary hired by a shady multinational to find tissue samples of a Tasmanian tiger
, a breed considered extinct, but which locals claim to have seen.
Opens Friday WILLEM Dafoe is on top form as mysterious hunter Martin sent to the outback by a shadowy biotech company to track the long-thought-extinct Tasmanian tiger
Benjamin (believed to be female, but never mind) was the last known Tasmanian tiger
, or thylacine.
I came to be struck by the sheer irrevocable tragedy of the loss of a species, the terrible cosmic loneliness of the last dodo or the last Tasmanian tiger
There were also those who famously disappointed, Norway ($3m) and Tasmanian Tiger
Stamatiadis, who is also the force behind the multi-million selling TY the Tasmanian Tiger
Jeremy Austin from the Australian Center for Ancient DNA, is currently using ancient DNA to study the evolution and extinction of Australia's Tasmanian tiger
, which became extinct in the 1930s.
I'm advised that finding this frog is as significant a discovery as a Tasmanian tiger
,'' Sartor said, referring to the famous dog-like animal that used to inhabit Tasmania but was declared extinct in 1986.
In the March/April 2006 issue, someone said we shouldn't clone the Thylacine or Tasmanian Tiger
, and that we should think about other animals that are alive.
The burgeoning field of "museomics"--using improved methods for sampling DNA combined with the latest sequencing technology to analyze preserved museum samples--has set to work on studying the thylacine, or Tasmanian Tiger
, reports a team of international researchers that includes scientists from Penn State and Texas A&M universities.