Many strange things are coming out of the woodworks these days.

First, the Pentagon released official footage of fighter pilots encountering an unidentified flying objects (UFOs).

Now, Australia publicized video footage of the last known thylacine or Tasmanian tiger.

The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA), officially released the 21-second clip the animal, named Benjamin, is looting around his cage at Beaumaris Zoo in Hobart, Tasmania.

Filmed in 1935 for a travelogue called “Tasmania The Wonderland,” Benjamin passed away just a few months later.

According to the Australian Museum, Thylacines were large carnivorous marsupials that looked like a cross between a wolf, a fox, and a large cat.

They hunted kangaroos and other marsupials as well as rodents and small birds.

The museum added, that these animals once lived throughout continental Australia but became extinct on the mainland around 2,000 years ago, perhaps due to competition with dingos and hunting pressure from humans.

It was then confined to the island of Tasmania, where the remaining population declined due to the introduction of dogs and hunting by humans, who considered the thylacine a pest, said CNN.

In the clip that was digitized in 4K resolution NFSA, Benjamin can be seen pacing around while two men watch on rattling his cage.

The narrator says the thylacine “is now very rare, being forced out of its natural habitat by the march of civilization.”


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