“Tasmanian tigers are real, but are now extinct due to hunting. Locals killed off the whole species because of it’s fearsome looks (they believed it was a devil). ‘Last one died in a zoo around the 20’s. …”
“The Tasmanian Tiger or Thylacine (Thylacinus cynocephalus), the world’s largest carnivorous marsupial once common throughout Australia and Papua New Guinea, is believed by many to have been hunted to extinction by the early European settlers of Tasmania, its last stronghold.
Others believe that the Tasmanian Tiger survived the attempts at eradication and continues to exist in isolated groups in Tasmania’s rugged bushland.
Sightings of this shy and elusive creature persist to this day. – ttiger
Here is a map of sightings in case you happen to be livin’ in the land down under.