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Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Tassie tiger to star in National Museum exhibition.

Tassie tiger to star in National Museum exhibition. 24/11/2005. ABC News Online

The National Museum in Canberra has unveiled the star attraction for an exhibition opening next month - the preserved carcass of a 70-year-old tasmanian tiger.

Curator Guy Hansen says the iconic nature of the marsupial adds to the importance of the exhibition.

Mr Hansen says the thylacine is just under one-metre long.

"It's also incredibly significant because of its rarity," he said.

"We don't know of another adult specimen like this that has been preserved in a museum collection, so it's an incredibly important object

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