I have a demon character whose animal partner is a Thylacine. I didn't know other people liked them besides me. Most people I talk to don't even know what they are.
It's a shame they're extinct. I've heard about sightings in southern Tasmania, but no one's been able to get hard evidence on them thus far. I remember watching a documentary earlier this year about how they're trying to bring back the Thylacine. I need to watch it again, but from what I remember, they were trying to extract and clone the DNA of a preserved specimen. Unfortunately, it had been sitting in the Formaldehyde too long and so they were missing segments of the DNA.