One of the thylacine statues in the Brisbane Street Mall has been temporarily removed.
City of Launceston council general manager Michael Stretton said the statue was vandalised and had been removed for repair.
"At this stage, we do not have a timeframe for its return," he said.
The sculptures were installed as part of the Brisbane Street Mall redevelopment.
The redevelopment included 10 bronze tiger sculptures, 100 seats, 300 square metres of roof canopy, LED lighting, upgraded stormwater infrastructure, and 55,000 new pavement tiles.
The statues have been controversial, with many people saying they're a trip hazard.
Earlier this year, a lady received a fractured her thumb, grazed her hands and bruised her knees when she tripped over one of them.
However, the council says the redevelopment is compliant.
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