Tasmanian Tiger (Thylacine) by Hansa

$79.00
The Thylacine (Thylacinus cynocephalus: dog-headed pouched-dog) is a large carnivorous marsupial now believed to be extinct. It was the only member of the family Thylacinidae to survive into modern times.
Also known as the Tasmanian Tiger or Tasmanian Wolf, the Thylacine was sandy yellowish-brown to grey in colour and had 15 to 20 distinct dark stripes across the back from shoulders to tail. Although the large head was dog- or wolf-like, the tail was stiff, and the legs were relatively short. Body hair was dense, short, and soft, to 15mm in length. The female Thylacine had a back-opening pouch. The litter size was up to four and the young were dependent on the mother until at least half-grown. Interestingly, males also had a back-opening, partial pouch.
At one time the Thylacine was widespread over continental Australia, extending north to New Guinea and south to Tasmania. In recent times it was confined to Tasmania where its presence has not been established conclusively for more than seventy years. In Tasmania the species was best known from the north and east coast and midland plains region rather than from the mountains of the south-west.
  • Handcrafted in Philippines
  • Extremely lifelike
  • Suitable for ages 3+
  • Measures approximately 20cm tall.
Hansa Toys stand apart from the competition because of the quality, attention to detail, and pin point accuracy of specific animal characteristics that are used in each production. Artists create each Hansa animal from portraits of the creature in its natural habitat. Hansa meticulously hand-cuts and trims the coats of each animal, never by machine, and they get specially trained Hansa artisans to create the subtle coloring on the animals by hand painting or airbrushing. On average, there are 42 separate pieces required to make each animal.

Some animals have as many as 240 different parts!
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