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Was Benjamin a boy?

Well what do you know? The story of the last Tasmanian tiger is a colourful one. Photographed and filmed by David Fleay, the last captive thylacine proceeded to bite its photographer on the buttock. Thirty years later a Mr Darby claimed to have worked at that zoo with "Benjamin". Analysis of the photographs don't show any male genitalia, but male thylacines in fact had scrotal pouches into which the scrotal sac was pulled when the animal was stressed. It has long been held that Benjamin was female, but could it be that Benjamin was in fact a boy?

Benjamin - the last Tasmanian tiger

Posted by: admin on 10th Mar 2008 05:48 AM
Updated by: admin on 11th Mar 2008 06:36 PM
Expires: 01st Jan 2013 12:00 AM

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