Milky Way Zoo

A brochure from the Milky Way Zoo: Earth Exhibition, as provided by Dusty Wallace
Art by Leigh Legler

Station 1. Tasmanian Tiger*

This odd-looking mammal was the only carnivorous species of marsupial. It’s not a tiger or even a feline, but was named for its tiger-like stripes. The hind quarters are considered a delicacy in some corners of the galaxy, where they’re grown in the finest restaurant laboratories.

Public Feeding at 1030 IGST

Milky Way Zoo

To read the rest of this story, check out the Mad Scientist Journal: Spring 2014 collection.

The Milky Way Zoo is made possible by partnership between the Decimated Planets Council, the Astrozoological Resurrection Society, and visitors like you! Founded in Terazix 14803, The Milky Way Zoo has been collecting extinct and endangered species from post-apocalyptic planets throughout the galaxy. Not only do we provide entertainment for the little ones, but our scientists study other planets’ tragedies to help ensure the continued success of the Zulatonarn people.

Dusty Wallace lives in the Appalachians of Virginia with his wife and two sons. He enjoys reading, writing, and the occasional fine cigar.

Leigh’s professional title is “illustrator,” but that’s just a nice word for “monster-maker,” in this case. More information about them can be found at

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