A Tasmanian tiger cub that met a premature end in the Brisbane Street Mall over the weekend could be subject to a formal investigation.
It remained unclear as to how the thylacine statue was dislodged from its footings, but City of Launceston Mayor Albert van Zetten said Tasmania Police would be asked to try and find out.
Mr van Zetten said CCTV footage from the mall and a report would be passed onto police "in due course".
The statue was expected to be out of action for about three weeks.
Mr van Zetten said he encouraged anyone who witnessed vandalism of public property to contact Crime Stoppers.
It had been revealed in a council meeting the statues cost in excess of $20,000.
News of the toppling of the statue, located towards the Charles Street end of the mall, sent gums flapping and renewed debate about their viabilityand safety in the well-traversed mall.
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