Episode from the podcastAnimalia

De-Extinction - Interview

Released Wednesday, 11th December 2019
Good episode? Give it some love!
The thylacine (or Tasmanian Tiger) was an Australian marsupial that looked a bit like a dog. In 1936, the last known thylacine died. But could we bring this species back?

In this episode, we chat with Dr Axel Newton about what made the thylacine dog-like, what made it unique, and how close we are to bringing this species - and others - back from extinction. We also ask the question: even if we could, should we?