Tassie Tiger chances are near zero
THERE is less than a one in one trillion chance a population of thylacines is living on Cape York, according to an American scientist.
Reported in this week, Colin Carlson from the University of California said mathematical modelling suggested the chance of finding the marsupial was close to zero.
Scientists from James Cook University recently announced they would be searching for the long thought extinct Tasmanian tiger following “credible witness” reports on Cape York.
But the mathematical modeling’s most optimistic estimate predicted thylacines could have clung on in the wild only until the late 1950s.
The probability that they were alive in 2017 is 1 in 1.6 trillion, the modelling suggested.