Sunday, February 10, 2013
Illustration Friday 1/25/13
The thylacine, also sometimes called as the Tasmanian tiger, is my latest favorite recently extinct mammal. The last of these dog-sized carnivorous marsupials (with freakishly wide-hinging jaws...seriously, watch this video) is believed to have perished in a Parisian zoo in the 1930s, after the rest were hunted into oblivion by sheep ranchers. True story, kids.
I think it would be sweet to do a series of winged modern extinctions. And yes, the passenger pigeon would have an extra set of wings. I'm actually getting a little bit too excited about that idea. Because awesome.
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