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Cover image: The National Museum of Australia purchased this rare thylacine pelt in December 2018. The pelt is from a young adult female, as evidenced by the remnants of a pouch visible near the hindquarters. It is almost complete with foot bones and associated tissue intact and is in remarkable condition.
Now part of the Museum’s internationally significant thylacine collection, the pelt offers the potential for osteological and genomic analysis and new information on aspects of thylacine natural history. Purchased with the support of the Australian Government through the National Cultural Heritage Account
All photography by George Serras and Jason McCarthy, unless otherwise indicated
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