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The origin of lions discovered

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 03:06 PM

A genetic analysis of living lions and museum specimens confirms modern lions' most recent common ancestor lived around 124,000 years ago.

Modern lions evolved into two groups; one lives in Eastern and Southern Africa, the other includes lions in Central and West Africa, and in India.

This second group is now endangered, meaning half the genetic diversity of modern lions is at risk of extinction.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/26736688

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 03:33 PM

View PostStill Waters, on 02 April 2014 - 03:06 PM, said:

This second group is now endangered, meaning half the genetic diversity of modern lions is at risk of extinction.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/26736688

Yes, we knew this, but the lion hunters are the lions main threat.

Here it is:
Lions have also been persecuted during their recent history, with whole populations being wiped out by human activity.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/26736688

There are a couple of threads about research on wild life, how they got their stripes, how they got here...etc etc etc, what we need is a bit more research on the poachers and the people who buy or wear the skins for fashion....lock then up in a cage and get out the testing kit, i will be more than happy to assist.

Man is a threat to this planet, why is not more being done to persecute this people? If the researchers have money to do tests, do it on the humans.

Edited by freetoroam, 02 April 2014 - 03:35 PM.

In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 03:39 PM

View Postfreetoroam, on 02 April 2014 - 03:33 PM, said:

Yes, we knew this, but the lion hunters are the lions main threat.

Here it is:
Lions have also been persecuted during their recent history, with whole populations being wiped out by human activity.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/26736688

There are a couple of threads about research on wild life, how they got their stripes, how they got here...etc etc etc, what we need is a bit more research on the poachers and the people who buy or wear the skins for fashion....lock then up in a cage and get out the testing kit, i will be more than happy to assist.

Man is a threat to this planet, why is not more being done to persecute this people? If the researchers have money to do tests, do it on the humans.

I don't think geneticists would be able to detect the gene for greed... And that is what it boils down to... To stop the "trade" in furs, ivory, etc you have to stop the consumer demand... No demand... no hunting...






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