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#16    Odinson

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Posted 28 May 2005 - 05:17 AM

QUOTE(JayRob303 @ May 28 2005, 12:21 AM)
QUOTE(Halo_Jones @ Jul 5 2002, 11:45 AM)
Saw this while watching kids TV with my son.
Thought it was intresting also a little scarey, I don't really agree with crossing two different species especially as they would never meet naturally.
Anyway see what you think.
http://www.foundationtv.co.uk/brilliantcre...show4item3.html

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Isn't there a theory that a pair of Liger's were responsible for the killings of 135 men in Kenya, Africa 1898?  Supposedly they attacked human's due to an infected tooth, and human 'meat' was easier to eat...

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Those were lions. The strange thing was their lack of manes. The Ghost and The Darkness.

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Posted 28 May 2005 - 05:22 AM

http://www.lairweb.org.nz/tiger/ligers.html

Info on Ligers. Warning: Java heavy.

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Posted 28 May 2005 - 05:31 AM

QUOTE(Odinson @ May 28 2005, 12:17 AM)
QUOTE(JayRob303 @ May 28 2005, 12:21 AM)
QUOTE(Halo_Jones @ Jul 5 2002, 11:45 AM)
Saw this while watching kids TV with my son.
Thought it was intresting also a little scarey, I don't really agree with crossing two different species especially as they would never meet naturally.
Anyway see what you think.
http://www.foundationtv.co.uk/brilliantcre...show4item3.html

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Isn't there a theory that a pair of Liger's were responsible for the killings of 135 men in Kenya, Africa 1898?  Supposedly they attacked human's due to an infected tooth, and human 'meat' was easier to eat...

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Those were lions. The strange thing was their lack of manes. The Ghost and The Darkness.

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I couldn't remember the name, I thought is was The Ghosts of Africa.  Is that an actual movie?

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Posted 28 May 2005 - 05:37 AM

QUOTE(JayRob303 @ May 28 2005, 01:31 AM)
QUOTE(Odinson @ May 28 2005, 12:17 AM)
QUOTE(JayRob303 @ May 28 2005, 12:21 AM)
QUOTE(Halo_Jones @ Jul 5 2002, 11:45 AM)
Saw this while watching kids TV with my son.
Thought it was intresting also a little scarey, I don't really agree with crossing two different species especially as they would never meet naturally.
Anyway see what you think.
http://www.foundationtv.co.uk/brilliantcre...show4item3.html

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Isn't there a theory that a pair of Liger's were responsible for the killings of 135 men in Kenya, Africa 1898?  Supposedly they attacked human's due to an infected tooth, and human 'meat' was easier to eat...

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Those were lions. The strange thing was their lack of manes. The Ghost and The Darkness.

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I couldn't remember the name, I thought is was The Ghosts of Africa.  Is that an actual movie?

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Sorry about the quotings. My eyes get fuzzy at night. I can't make out what to delete. sad.gif
Anyway, the movie was also called "The Ghost and The Darkness", starring Michael Douglas and Val Kilmer. But they don't get the lions' looks accurate. I'm trying to find a pic I saw of the lions. They are stuffed and put on display in a museum.

The movie is based on a book called "The Maneaters of Tsavo."

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Posted 28 May 2005 - 05:39 AM

The Tsavo Lions, stuffed. They look creepy. But that's because of how lifeless they look.
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Checkout the website for more, and larger pics.
Tsavo Maneaters' pics

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Posted 28 May 2005 - 07:38 AM

QUOTE(Odinson @ May 28 2005, 12:39 AM)
The Tsavo Lions, stuffed. They look creepy. But that's because of how lifeless they look.
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Checkout the website for more, and larger pics.
Tsavo Maneaters' pics

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It is an amazing story, I think I saw something about it on Discovery Channel.

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Posted 28 May 2005 - 02:45 PM

I can't get the link to work, but ligers are nothing new. They've been breed quite often for some time now. Quite a thing to do to an endangered species (the tiger side of it)! rolleyes.gif

Edited by Panthera leo atrox, 28 May 2005 - 02:46 PM.

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Posted 28 May 2005 - 03:17 PM

QUOTE(Panthera leo atrox @ May 28 2005, 10:45 AM)
I can't get the link to work, but ligers are nothing new. They've been breed quite often for some time now. Quite a thing to do to an endangered species (the tiger side of it)! rolleyes.gif

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They don't do it for scientific curiousity. They do it because more people will pay to see the largest cats in existence. Same reasoning for the breeding of white tigers. People love to see them.

http://www.lairweb.org.nz/tiger/ligers.html

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Posted 28 May 2005 - 04:15 PM

I seriously thought this was a Napoleon Dynamite joke.

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Posted 28 May 2005 - 05:19 PM

Here’s a link about hybrid cats:

http://members.aol.com/jshartwell/hybrid-bigcats.html


I was interested in this thread, because some 14 years ago I was roaming around in the jungles north-east of Iquitos, Peru, and heard a story about a black jaguar-puma hybrid.

I learned about this story back then when I was talking with a local guide about recent attacks on pigs , cows and people by some big black cat. I asked the guide if it could have been a black jaguar, but he told me this cat was a lot bigger. The only other big cat that’s roaming the jungles of north-eastern Peru is the puma. But when I asked the guide about the possibility it could have been a puma, he again said no, because the cat the locals had seen was much more muscular than a lean puma.

I kept asking and asking, and then I got a hunch: I asked the guide: “Does anyone here keep jaguars and pumas in a cage?”  The guide immediately knew where I was going to with my question, and  said something like: “O my god, you mean it is some kind of escaped crossbred??” He  said he had been thinking all along that it must have been a crossbred between a jaguar and a puma, because the first attacks started in the neighbourhood of the guy he kept both species of cats in one large cage somewhere . Although he kept the cats in separate cages, the  cages were in fact created by  dividing a large cage in two compartments with wood and bamboo and  when  the guide, years earlier, visited  the guy who kept the cats, he noticed that the dividing wall was a bit crappy and could be torn apart by a strong man. The owner of the cats said not to worry  if the wall wasn’t that well build, for the jaguar and the puma were very friendly to each other, one being a male, the other a female…..



Although it has nothing to do with the topic of big hybrid cats, this guide,  with whom I was able to speak because he was in command of some English (he was a native who had lived for a year in N-America, but went back to his native country because he was terribly homesick), also told me a rather weird story.
It started  when I asked him if he had ever come across an anaconda. He then told me that several years before he had been hunting tapir with some of the men of the village he lived in on the border of the jungle. After walking some hours through the thick and dark undergrowth they came upon a sunlit clearing in the forest and seated themselves on a fallen tree trunk to have a break. After half an hour or so they went  on to continue their hunt. When they had finally managed to capture and kill a large tapir they returned to that same clearing to have a pause before going home. They wanted to sit together on that same trunk they sat on hours before, but the trunk was gone! They noticed that from the place the trunk had been lying on the forest floor there was a wide and slowly meandering trail of flattened grass and undergrowth that disappeared into the dark forest. The meandering trail had been at least two to three feet wide………


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Posted 28 May 2005 - 05:25 PM

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High School Yearbook Draws Federal Scrutiny

May 27, 2005 -- Identifying students as "most likely to …" is traditional high school yearbook fare, but the supposed inclination of one Colorado student has drawn the attention of the Secret Service.

After about 100 yearbooks were distributed to the students at Mesa Ridge High School in the Colorado Springs suburb of Widefield earlier this month, somebody complained about the caption under one student's photograph, which reads "Most likely to assassinate President Bush."

The caption not only upset the school administrators, it also prompted an investigation by the Secret Service.

Lon Garner, special agent in charge of the Secret Service's Denver District, said all threats against the president must be investigated.

"That's our mission," he said. "That's what we do."

Widefield School District officials said the Bush caption, along with another that read "Most likely to hack into the FBI files to see what really happened at Roswell," were pranks that should have been caught before the yearbooks were printed, but weren't.

The district did not release the names of the staff or students involved.

School officials asked students to return the yearbooks that had already been handed out, and about 70 were returned.

Staff members used black markers to cover up the words in those and the still-undistributed books, leaving most students at the school with yearbooks with a black mark under the student's picture to cover up the phrase that caught the Secret Service's interest.

"They kind of ruined our yearbook," said Christina Tredway, who just graduated from the school.

District spokesman James Drew said future yearbooks will be triple-checked before printing.

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you all haven't heard of these before!? this is old news to me?


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Posted 28 May 2005 - 05:27 PM

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Thats what I call a big cat.   :s01

I wouldn't be surprised if Genetic Engineering is used in the near future to cross other types of animals with each other.

I read an article recently about a team who managed to very slightly cross a spider with a goat - aimed at creating a goat that could produce milk that contained a special <a  style='text-decoration: none; border-bottom: 3px double;' href="http://www.serverlog...2&k=spider web" onmouseover="window.status='spider-web'; return true;" onmouseout="window.status=''; return true;">spider-web</a> ingredient that could be used to make tough bullet-proof vests and the like. They called it the "Spidergoat".

Goodness knows what they're going to come up with next.  :-/

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a spider and a goat? blink.gif  what would make anyone even consider the possibility? That has to be the most unlikely combination I've ever heard of.



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Posted 28 May 2005 - 05:27 PM

Sorry if this has already been stated because i'm in a hurry and can't be bothered to read the whole topic.

Ligers are breed in a lab with lions and tigers. They cannot reproduce with there own species since they are a clean species like Mules. So it is impossible for Ligers to sucessfully survive in the wild as they would die out from not being able to reproduce.

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Posted 28 May 2005 - 06:37 PM

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They don't do it for scientific curiousity. They do it because more people will pay to see the largest cats in existence. Same reasoning for the breeding of white tigers. People love to see them.


That is sadly often the truth. It makes it even worse when it happens this way because at least if they were being bred for scientific reasons we would be learning something, but when they are bred just for he heck of it to look at, it does nothing for the gene pools of either species. Same (if not even worse) in the case of white tigers.

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I was interested in this thread, because some 14 years ago I was roaming around in the jungles north-east of Iquitos, Peru, and heard a story about a black jaguar-puma hybrid.


Interesting. Probably just a large male melanistic jaguar, but an interesting story nonetheless. yes.gif

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Ligers are breed in a lab with lions and tigers.


I've never heard of labs breeding ligers. Do you mean that they are bred in captivity? It is, interestingly, often an "accident", with facilities which own lions and tigers not knowing they are able to crossbreed when they keep them together.

Edited by Panthera leo atrox, 28 May 2005 - 06:38 PM.

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Posted 29 May 2005 - 10:16 AM

I'm not sure if any of those links gave the answer for a ligers size but I know. I cant remember which but I think it's a female tiger and a male lion whihc makes a liger but anyway the gene whihc inhibits growth size in lions is held in male tigers and female lions so you get a huge offspring. If liger is male tiger and female lion just reverse sexes I mentioned.





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