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Thread: Lions and bears and... elephants?

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    It's a fun IDEA...but not practical, obviously. Yes, it's a physical manifestation of the ideas that professors and grad students kick around at "happy hour" on Fridays at University.

    I'd be more than happy to see sheep and cattle and wild horses off government(our) land in the west...I'm just not sure introducing lions and cheetahs is the way to do it. They aren't our native mega-fauna.
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    the plains wolf and eastern couger that originaly roamed this land are gone, but we dont need cheap replacements.
    that makes no logic

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    african lions are in no way endangered. the reason we do not have the mega fauna we once did in the americas anymore is do to a change in global weather paterns. where i live in north east Montana is now short grass prairie, just fine for supporting deer elk and antelope year round along with migrating bison herds. 25,000 years ago the plains where i live supported a variety of animals that would have rivaled present day Africa but back then it was tall grass prairie as was much of the central part of North america from the rockys to the appalachians. the grasslands were able to support a huge abondance of mega fauna there is no way it could now
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    Don't some of you have gardens they can munch on?
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    I think I have a slightly more practical solution... terraform mars. Move humans to Mars. Leave Earth the Hell alone! I don't think some introduced animals like camels and horses would hurt the ecosystem that much but Lions? and Elephants? Creatures that have nothing to keep them in check? What about our native fauna? This has disaster written all over it and I don't want to ever see lions in my back yard.

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    I'd worry about Mars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (ALLOSAURZ @ Aug. 20 2005,8:20)]I think I have a slightly more practical solution... terraform mars. Move humans to Mars. Leave Earth the Hell alone! I don't think some introduced animals like camels and horses would hurt the ecosystem that much but Lions? and Elephants? Creatures that have nothing to keep them in check? What about our native fauna? This has disaster written all over it and I don't want to ever see lions in my back yard.
    they said that about the cane toad, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (JustLikeAPill @ Aug. 20 2005,10:47)]
    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (ALLOSAURZ @ Aug. 20 2005,8:20)]I think I have a slightly more practical solution... terraform mars. Move humans to Mars. Leave Earth the Hell alone! I don't think some introduced animals like camels and horses would hurt the ecosystem that much but Lions? and Elephants? Creatures that have nothing to keep them in check? What about our native fauna? This has disaster written all over it and I don't want to ever see lions in my back yard.
    they said that about the cane toad, too.
    We already have wild horses in America though and Camels aren't as likely to take over as the Cane toad. Look at the Dramadary (sp?) Camel in Australia. It was introduced and is thriving but isn't causing problems.

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