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U.S scientists call for bringing lions, cheetahs, camels, etc. back to the U.S

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posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 06:42 PM
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I think that there are parks of this type in the USA.

Best have some damn fine fences if they import a lot of those beasties!

Roper




posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 06:48 PM
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I just read about this the other day, I personally like the idea, are they planning on bringing zebra's to?

Zebra's could do well in middle america.



This reminds me to of that park there planning on making in Siberia where there gonna put a kind of mammoth and sabretooth clone thing, that is if they can find a good tissue/semen sample of either.



posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 07:01 PM
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www.breitbart.com...

Tiger Kills Kansas Teen Posing for Photo
Aug 18 6:38 PM US/Eastern


MOUND VALLEY, Kan.


A Siberian tiger attacked and killed a teenage girl who was posing for photos at a family-run animal sanctuary Thursday in southeast Kansas, authorities said.

The Labette County Sheriff's office identified the victim as Haley R. Hilderbrand, 17, of Altamont. A statement from the office said Hilderbrand was at the Lost Creek Animal Sanctuary posing for photos with the 7-year-old tiger, which was being restrained by its handler, when the animal turned and attacked her.

Officers and handlers killed the animal. Emergency personnel were not able to revive Hilderbrand.

Doug Billingsly and his family opened the 80-acre sanctuary in 1994. According to the sanctuary's Web site, its animals include lions, leopards, tigers and bears. The site says the sanctuary has an affiliated Animal Entertainment Productions, which trains animals for stage performances, movies, television shows and magic shows.

Billingsly didn't immediately return a phone call for comment.

Roper ( the one with common sense and several rifles)



posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 08:00 PM
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Originally posted by Roper
www.breitbart.com...

Tiger Kills Kansas Teen Posing for Photo
Aug 18 6:38 PM US/Eastern


MOUND VALLEY, Kan.


A Siberian tiger attacked and killed a teenage girl who was posing for photos at a family-run animal sanctuary Thursday in southeast Kansas, authorities said.

The Labette County Sheriff's office identified the victim as Haley R. Hilderbrand, 17, of Altamont. A statement from the office said Hilderbrand was at the Lost Creek Animal Sanctuary posing for photos with the 7-year-old tiger, which was being restrained by its handler, when the animal turned and attacked her.

Officers and handlers killed the animal. Emergency personnel were not able to revive Hilderbrand.

Doug Billingsly and his family opened the 80-acre sanctuary in 1994. According to the sanctuary's Web site, its animals include lions, leopards, tigers and bears. The site says the sanctuary has an affiliated Animal Entertainment Productions, which trains animals for stage performances, movies, television shows and magic shows.

Billingsly didn't immediately return a phone call for comment.

Roper ( the one with common sense and several rifles)



The girl was posing with the tiger, not viewing it from a vehicle 50 meters away.



posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 08:20 PM
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I'm just say'in.


Roper



posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 11:43 PM
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It's estimated that as many as 5,000 big cats are kept as pets in the U.S . So how come some of them can't be set free into a large nature preserve?



posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 11:47 PM
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Well fine... if they can't bring Tigers and Lions and what-not, they should still bring Elephants and Camels and all that.



posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 11:49 PM
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Leopards are vicious, the most dangerous of the cats, they aren't afraid of fire. Lions and Tigers and Cheetahs can bite me, a Leopard is more dangerous then all three combined.



posted on Aug, 19 2005 @ 02:44 AM
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For one if they were let to just roam free, we would see extreme damage done to our current native ecosystems. The problems such things as the buckthorn, asain gobie, zebra mussles,etc. cause now. Then add these species of animals which are already not native. Also, you can look at mustang (not native to the americas) populations and you would see that there is really nothing to keep their populations in check other than human intervention.

As to reintroducing the wolf into yellowstone, the gray wolf (aka timberwolf, lobo) has only had it's numbers depleted over the last 100 years or so, mainly because of the ranchers that moved in (human persecution). It is native to the area, also with the depletion of the wolf the elk and deer populations were getting out of hand.

Really the only reason this sounds cool, is because these large cats are not native to the area. They are from a far away place that people fantasize about going to. They are romantacised in popular literature and other entertainment over the last couple centuries. People don't want to see wolves, bison, fox, bear etc. because we see them all the time and take it for granted. They aren't exciting anymore.

It would be a nightmare to anyone in the wildlife management field, definitely one I would not be looking forward to.



posted on Aug, 19 2005 @ 12:21 PM
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BTW you will need a area about the size of the state of Arkansas. That will be a lot of people/jobs/business that will be displaced. Also a lot of very unhappy people.

Roper



posted on Aug, 20 2005 @ 04:35 PM
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Originally posted by Roper
BTW you will need a area about the size of the state of Arkansas. That will be a lot of people/jobs/business that will be displaced. Also a lot of very unhappy people.

Roper


If they have less animals, they would need less land. And in regards to causing ecological damage, just don't bring in those types of animals.




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