The tragic tale of the thylacine, or Tasmanian tiger, is told through song. Meanwhile, young Madeleine learns about the thylacine during lesson time. She becomes fixated by the creature, makes herself up in its likeness and carries her soft thylacine toy, searching in the hope that just one may still be out there, sees one of its kind and shows itself. Madeleine makes facsimiles, collects images, and reads books on the largest marsupial predator of Tasmania’s modern times. Madeleine finally discovers the heartbreaking truth.