The multimillion-dollar plan to revive the Tasmanian tiger, extinct 86 years ago

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The last Tasmanian tiger died at the Hobart Zoo in 1936.

An extinct species, a group of researchers and a multi-million dollar project to revive it. It looks like a movie, but it’s happening.

A group of researchers from Australia and the United States are trying to revive the tasmanian tiger, an extinct species.

The last known specimen of this animal, whose official name is thylacine, He died in the 30s of the last century.

The team behind this project says that the animal can be revived from stem cells and gene editing technology. Thus, they say, the first thylacine of this new litter could be reintroduced into the wild within 10 years.

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