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We're going on a tiger hunt...

In a story that seems set in cryptozoology fiction, CTBCC scientists Sandra Abell and Bill Laurance will head a team hunting for evidence of the extinct Tassie tiger in an unlikely location - North Queensland.

The surprising development comes after a number of credible sightings of the the animal in the region, from different sources.

While the Tassie Tiger, or Thylacine, is mostly known from Tasmania - and became extinct in the 1930's, it did once roam across the whole of Australia - and is known from bone remains.

It may sound fantastical that such a large carnivore could have been roaming North Queensland undetected all this time - but large mammals continue to be discovered all over the world, and the sightings are credible enough to set our scientists out to search.

Read the full media release here.

Read an article from ABC here.