Almost 100 years after its extinction, the Tasmanian tiger may live once again.

Scientists want to recreate the striped carnivorous marsupial, officially known as a thylacine,

Which used to roam the Australian bush.

The ambitious project will harness advances in genetics, ancient DNA retrieval and artificial reproduction to bring back the animal.

The project involves several complicated steps that incorporate cutting-edge science and technology, such as gene editing and building artificial wombs.

First, the team will construct a detailed genome of the extinct animal and compare it with that of its closest living relative

"We would strongly advocate that first and foremost we need to protect our biodiversity from further extinctions,

but unfortunately we are not seeing a slowing down in species loss," said Andrew Pask,