The search is on for the extinct Tasmanian tiger after an extremely detailed sighting in Far North Queensland. The legendary thylacine was declared extinct in 1936 when the last of its species died at Hobart Zoo in Australia.
Tasmanian tigers are thought to have died out decades ago, but sightings in Australia are prompting scientists to search for proof of their possible survival.
What does "wilderness" mean? Is there a reason, in all cases, to try to bring back or shore up threatened species? To what are we bringing them back? Author M.R. O'Connor asked these and other questions while looking at the humans and animals involved in pretty significant conservation stories, including that of the Northern Right Whale, a yellow toad whose habitat is under a Tanzanian waterfall, and the White Rhino.