Australian scientists have unlocked more secrets about the mysterious Tasmanian Tiger in DNA hidden for over 100 years.

In a tiny jar locked away in Melbourne Museum scientists found an infant tiger specimen that had been preserved by chance after it was dropped it in ethanol 108 years ago.

This has excited experts who say the discovery is the next step in bringing the iconic animal back from extinction.

‘As this genome is one of the most complete for an extinct species, it is technically the first step in bringing the thylacine back,’ University of Melbourne Associate Professor Andrew Pask told The Daily Telegraph.

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