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The origin of lions discovered

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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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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.

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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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