View Full Version : This sounds cool! Lions and Elephants in America

08-09-2005, 11:05:00

If a group of US researchers have their way, lions, cheetahs, elephants and camels could soon roam parts of North America, Nature magazine reports.

The plan, which is called Pleistocene re-wilding, is intended to be a proactive approach to conservation.

The initiative would help endangered African animals while creating jobs, the Cornell University scientists say.

Evidence also suggests, they claim, that "megafauna" can help maintain ecosystems and boost biodiversity.

"If we only have 10 minutes to present this idea, people think we're nuts," said Harry Greene, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Cornell University, US.

"But if people hear the one-hour version, they realise they haven't thought about this as much as we have. Right now we are investing all our megafauna hopes on one continent - Africa."

08-09-2005, 11:10:45
Easy enough for the Cornell University scientists. They won't have to live with them.

Anyway, Africa has done fairly well with megafauna in the past. N. America, not so good.

08-09-2005, 11:25:25
yaaay and all the elephants will shit before Venom's front door.

08-09-2005, 13:13:15
Oh yes, and let's just go full on Jurassic Park.

08-09-2005, 13:29:07
it would be cool to see slow-movng humans caught in tar pits

08-09-2005, 13:31:24
yaaaay and throw in a boy named Gui

08-09-2005, 13:36:14
Originally posted by Venom
Oh yes, and let's just go full on Jurassic Park.
That's what I was thinking. If Michael Crichton has taught us anything, it's that parks always go wrong and androids, dinosaurs and killer apes always come after you.

08-09-2005, 13:39:49
yaaaay and that Laura Dern looks great in shorts


Iskandar Reza
08-09-2005, 14:42:34
Is this a ruse to get cheap ivory and camel's hump?

The Norks
08-09-2005, 14:55:54
how can it be good for the environment or conservation top put non native animals in there? There are tons of examples of that going wrong.

Having said that, if anyone knows how to bring dinosaurs, sabre toothed tigers and mammoths, I say bring it on!!