Also known as the Tasmanian wolf or Thylacine, the Tasmanian tigers resembled a striped coyote, with their dog-like bodies with prominent stripes on their backs. With their large heads, stiff tails, and big bodies, these tigers were known to be the world's largest marsupial carnivores. According to researchers, Tasmanian tigers happened to be roaming the vast terrains of Australia in large numbers about 2,000 years ago. Sadly, these tigers were wiped off the surface of the Earth by 1936. The last Tasmanian tiger was captured in 1933, and housed in Hobart Zoo. However, its death in 1936 put an end to the existence of this species.