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new thylacine photo!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Zoo Cafe' started by patrick, 28 Sep 2007.

  1. patrick

    patrick Well-Known Member

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    check this out!!!!!!!! apparently this photo was taken in 1978 at a wildlife park in indonesia...
     

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    um no link?
     
  3. Ara

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    Wow!
    Call me gullible, but I'm sold!(The back foot is a real indicator.)

    Do we know anything about this animal? Captured in New Guinea?
     
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    Call me sceptical, but I'm sure if it was real, we'd have heard about it before now! It looks pretty good, but the animal looks very overweight for a thylacine, and it's forearms are way too fat. It's face also looks pretty short and overly padded.

    Did it come with any half-decent info Pat?
     
  5. Pygathrix

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    I think it looks suspiciously like a fossa with added stripes
     
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    Thats a interesting photo Pat, wonder what a expert would make of the shape of the backfoot?
     
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    Patrick, Patrick, Patrick!

    Not only are you a fine artist, you're a fine BS artist too!!

    Well done my friend. Surely I could harness your talents somehow? :D
     
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    Bet you australians never seen a fossa before? You really should visit Duisburg Zoo sometimes :p
     
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    Such a tease, but excellently done!
     
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    Yes,I've seen this picture before, I think that It's a fossa at Colchester zoo.
     
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    Anything is possible. Especially in rainforest habitat. New species are being described from little researched areas like Indochina and even well researched ones in Madagascar all the time. So, nothing ... nothing is impossible. Vast parts of New Guinea have never seen a westerner. And westerners are not particularly well known for visitting SEAZA range zoos. So, ...... anything is possible and I remain an optimist when it comes to saving the world's flora and fauna (scepticism only breeds complacency in the face of all threats to the earth's natural wonders).
     
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    Oh well, you got me there .... :) :D :)

    But I do think that extinction is not a laughing matter. :mad: We might be complacent about 1, 100, 1,000 or 10,000 .. but in the end we kill ourselves off. If you are not into nature conservation ... fine, but do it than for one's own damn survival!!!
     
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    I'm glad I realised what it was before I started getting excited.... The chubby foreleg is a bit of a giveaway and I don't think you have the ears QUITE long enough, but otherwise it certainly lends itself very well to the job you've done. I do admire the striping and particularly how carefully you have placed the light patches above and below the eyes- a very distinctive feasture which isn't often mentioned.

    VERY clever....;)
     
  15. Chlidonias

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    wow, that was really well done. Maybe a few too many stripes to the fore, but very impressive. Shows how you can never trust photographic evidence these days! Kudos to patrick (or kudus if you prefer :) )
     
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    AWWWWWWWWWW, busted!!! and so soon!! :D

    maybe next time i should source my pictures from OFF the forum if i truly want to take you guys for a ride. i sawthe photo on the front of th board and i thought "geez that face really reminds me of a thylacine" and the next thing i know i had wasted hours... thanks for the compliments and damn it, i really wanted to thin those forelegs but i got tired. and i probably should have legnthened the nose a little more than i did....

    anyways. sorry i couldn't help myself! and to gentle lemur, its a fantastic photograph by the way. fossa are amazing looking creatures!
     
  17. Pertinax

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    It really was very well done Patrick. I've looked at it again- in retrospect I think the ears added are the correct length- they just should be a little more rounded though(pick, pick.) I'm still impressed how you did the light patches round the eyes- they show up very clearly on all the (genuine) live photos. The line of the jaw meant Thylacines always looked a bit to me as if they were smiling a bit(though they certainly didn't have anything to smile about, did they?) but your Fossa was lying face on so I couldn't see that.

    Incidentally, the Fossa has always reminded me of the 'Pink Panther'. The tail is actually very long, I think its used as a balance when they race up and down trees catchy cuddly lemurs. (Oh dear, nature's tough isn't it.?)
     
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    Aw ya rotten devil Pat! :p
    You got me in, I'm happy to admit.

    What's coming back next; the quagga?
     
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    The Quagga is already coming back, in South Africa, but its taking a long time.

    Maybe Patrick could hurry it along...?;)
     
  20. gentle lemur

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    Poor Forsell! Not only is he lumbered with the name of a second-rate striker, but now he's the victim of a second-hand striper! :D

    Patrick, I forgive the infringement of my copyright of course ;)

    Alan