Group claims video shows Tassie tiger

Marnie Banger

South Australians who believe the long-thought extinct Tasmanian Tiger lives on will meet to watch a potential sighting video in Adelaide on Sunday.

It is the first time the Thylacine Awareness Group, which believes the animal exists on mainland Australia, has convened a meeting in SA.

Founder Neil Waters says dozens of people are expected to come to watch the premiere of the latest vision to be uncovered by the group, shot at night in WA's Nannup in 2013.

The new footage will be released on Sunday. Photo: W Slee/N Waters

The eight seconds of video, showing a fox-like animal with a broad tail, is not conclusive but adds to a growing body of pictures, videos and paw prints pointing towards the thylacine's existence, Mr Waters says.

"There will also be at least half a dozen people there that have witnessed these 'striped foxes' that run around the place," he said.

"The experts want to keep telling us that's what they are."

The last Thylacine held in captivity died in 1936. Photo: AAP

This image is a still from a video recorded in 1933. Photo: AAP

Mr Waters said he was quite convinced of the thylacine's existence having spotted two himself near his property in Tasmania in 2010 and in 2014.

The last known Tasmanian Tiger died in the Hobart Zoo in 1936 but there have been numerous unconfirmed sightings over the years.

Intensive hunting along with the introduction of dogs and the loss of habitat have been blamed for their extinction.