Tasmanian Tiger Feeding

The Tasmanian Tiger or Thylacine was a nocturnal carnivorous marsupial that looked like a small wolf.

The exact nature of their diet is not known. It is believed that they only ate small animals of no more than 5 kgs in weight. The reason for this is that even though they had a large mouth, their long jaws and skulls were not strong enough to handle the stresses associated with pulling down large prey such as a kangaroo or wombat.

The Tasmanian tiger was a specialised eater that preferred soft body tissue such as the liver, kidneys, heart and lungs, and soft flesh. It rarely scavenged.

What is a Tasmanian Tiger?