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Thylacine 2 by Pickleweasel360 Thylacine 2 by Pickleweasel360
Made for the Extinction Creatures Contest at :iconnationalyarnographic: [link]

The Thylacine is one of my favorite animals. Often called a Tasmanian Tiger or Tasmanian Wolf, it's actually a marsupial, not a wolf or a tiger. The Thylacine resembled a large, short-haired dog with a stiff tail similar to a kangaroo. Unlike the kangaroo, it's pouch faced the opposite way. It had anywhere between 13 to 21 stripes from its back to the base of the tail, often why its called a Tiger. Most of the artistic renditions of this animal had cream colored bellies and a large white patch under the stripes. Its hard to tell from the few black and white photos the exact colorings. There are a few taxidermy examples, and they seem not to have those colorings. So that's why I decided to make it this way.

Drawing: [link]
Taxidermy: [link]

Blamed for a large number of sheep killings, the government placed a bounty on them in order to control the population. However more were killed then were claimed. That isn't the only factor in their extinction. The extinction of its prey and competition from wild dogs introduced by Settlers was also a factor. Many sightings have been reported, but no proof has been found that they still exist.

Here is one of the few photos taken of the real thing: [link] Here is a link to the wikipedia page where you can find out more: [link]
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Country-wolf-girl Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
how much would you charge for this pattern
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Country-wolf-girl Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
how much would you charge for this pattern
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MissInviz Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Oh...........ma..................GAWD!!!!!!! This is AH-MA-ZING!!! Thylacines are one of my favorite animals ever even fi they are extinct (or are they? *wink wink*) This is absolutely adorable!!! :happybounce:
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kellendraysia Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013   General Artist
This lovely poses really well. Looks like he stands beautifully due to that strong tail and well balanced flaws.
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queenbeira Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
I love this little guy he is so cute!
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Pickleweasel360 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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bandotaku Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It would be so awesome if you made some sort of scene out of your animals. They have so much character to them and they pose so well, you could make your own little amigurumi zoo!
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Pickleweasel360 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I really want to make scenes with props and things. I would want to crochet them though otherwise it would look off. At the bare aluminum I think some crochet grass, a tree, and a background would really make the whole setting pop. It will take forever to do, but I think it would be worth it.
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bandotaku Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The finished product would be kick-butt. :D
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