Real Life Jurassic Park

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The thylacine, better known as the Tasmanian Tiger, remains one of Australia’s most identifiable animals despite having gone extinct almost 100 years ago. In its time, it was hunted, mishandled and neglected, yet people are still captivated by it today. They desperately hope the animal still exists in hiding, and one scientist at the University of Melbourne is on the brink of a discovery unlike any other...one that could reverse the fate of the thylacine and right the wrongs of the past. This week on Uncurated, Aania Tandon and Sasha Gattermayr explore the story of this mystical animal and why it has not been forgotten.



  • Rohan Long - Curator, Harry Brookes Allen Museum of Anatomy and Pathology at The University of Melbourne
  • Professor Andrew Pask - Professor in Epigenetics at The University of Melbourne


Music and sound effects for this episode of Uncurated were sourced from SoundCloud, Incompetech, Adobe Sound and Youtube under relevant licensing agreements:

Ethereal - "Ethereal Relaxation" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Galvanic Birds by Jade Then - https://soundcloud.com/user-839269279/jade-then-galvanic-birds

News bites - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxwLMXyuHfM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynUMuY98X_4

This episode also referred to the following for research purposes:

Jeff Sparrow - Provocations: New and Selected Writing (Chapter- What if we found a thylacine?)

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