— Alice Duke
Buffalos take care of their own
vintage japanese matchbox
Thylacine - commonly known as Tasmanian Tiger or Tasmanian Wolf.
Not a “true Mammal” this creature is a marsupial
Before colonisation by Europeans the gloriously isolated landmass of Tasmania had a unique ecosystem. The Thylacine had become extinct on the Australian mainland before the arrival of europeans, with interactions with Dingos (introduced by the Australian Aborigines) a prime suspect in contributing to their decline. After european colonisation of Tasmania the Thylacine was intentionally exterminated under a bounty system (a common practice during the colonial era up until the end of World War II). Other contributing factors may have been disease and competition with introduced dogs, who ran in large packs unlike the more solitary Tasmanian Tiger. By the time the idea came up to create a preserve for these animals it was too late. The last known animal killed in the wild was 1930. The last known one died in captivity in 1936. There is archive footage here .
Schädelstudie - 1881
Karl Stauffer-Bern (Swiss, 1857-1891)
Made a fire today on my daytrip into the woods.