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Lions and elephants on the Great Plains?
Posted: 22 August 2005 11:58 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Scientists suggest relocating African species to North America

http://www.cnn.com/2005/TECH/science/08/17/wild.america.ap/index.html


Oh, yeah, great idea…........... rolleyes

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Posted: 22 August 2005 11:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Now, wouldn’t this throw the ecosystem just a tad bit off balance????

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Posted: 22 August 2005 12:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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For the most part, the ecosystem is artificially sustained anyway.  Only recently have they started to reintroduce natural predator such as wolves to certain areas.  If it weren’t for hunting, game animals would overrun most wilderness areas.  Some they already do resulting in unpopular measures, such as culling.

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Posted: 22 August 2005 12:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I don’t see a problem with elephants…but lions????? That seems a little too much…..it would be cool, but thats about it….

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Posted: 22 August 2005 02:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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nah, i dont think it would work. There would be too much change, so the lions and elephants would take too long to get back to normal anyway. That would affect their breeding and stuff, plus they’d have to re-mark all their territory, causeing fights between the males, plus, as the article says, how will you provide all the food? I don’t think they’ll do it anyway.

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Posted: 22 August 2005 04:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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First of all, they wouldn’t just be dumped in the middle of nowhere.  They would be placed in a preserve where they could be monitored.  There are more than enough animals to provide a food source for many predators, and for herbivores such as the elephants, if current fauna isn’t sufficient I would imagine that they would try to introduce plants that would thrive here and provide a food source.  It’s actually the introduction of foreign plants that’s the real danger, so hopefully it wouldn’t be necessary.

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Posted: 22 August 2005 11:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Bad idea, but I’m sure it won’t come to pass, so I’m not going to worry about it.

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Posted: 23 August 2005 12:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Sir Stephen - 22 August 2005 04:04 PM

I don’t see a problem with elephants…but lions????? That seems a little too much…..it would be cool, but thats about it….

I got news for you anyway Stephen… North America already has lions roaming around the ecosystem. They’re called Pumas, Mountain Lions, Cougars… whichever you prefer. Granted their numbers are nothing like pre-colonial times, but they are there and they are VERY big cats! That eat meat!!!

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Posted: 23 August 2005 01:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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On the other hand, I don’t think I’d mind if they brought back camels…

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Posted: 23 August 2005 09:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Sir Stephen - 22 August 2005 04:04 PM

I don’t see a problem with elephants…but lions????? That seems a little too much…..it would be cool, but thats about it….

I got news for you anyway Stephen… North America already has lions roaming around the ecosystem. They’re called Pumas, Mountain Lions, Cougars… whichever you prefer. Granted their numbers are nothing like pre-colonial times, but they are there and they are VERY big cats! That eat meat!!!

gulp

Yes….I am very aware of that..Im in Texas for crying out loud…...but the next thing we need is to introduce another big cat…......and I am also under the belief that “Lions” eat more.

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Posted: 23 August 2005 10:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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There’s still plenty of food to go around for several prides of lions, and they wouldn’t be so dangerous.  Hippos would be.

Personally, I want to see them introduce giraffes.  That would be sooooo cool!

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Posted: 23 August 2005 11:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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My vote is for cheetahs… I’ve been waiting 25 years to finally see that damned “Road-runner” get caught!!!

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