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12-13-2015, 01:15 PM #16
DaJavoo If looks could kilt
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(12-12-2015, 06:07 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  Send them to a park for endangered species to ensure genetic viability.

Not such a great idea to have them all in a central location. A virus could wipe them all out and it would reduce the genetic viability. Perhaps better to have different versions of the same soup on the stovetop as it were.

Biologists have determined such a thing happened to the cheetah genome at some time in the past ~ there was a genetic bottleneck due to location and/or disease and today the results show a minimal genetic variability among all cheetahs on the planet. That's not a good thing.
12-13-2015, 05:31 PM #17
Kreeper Griobhtha
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(12-13-2015, 01:15 PM)DaJavoo Wrote:  
(12-12-2015, 06:07 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  Send them to a park for endangered species to ensure genetic viability.

Not such a great idea to have them all in a central location. A virus could wipe them all out and it would reduce the genetic viability. Perhaps better to have different versions of the same soup on the stovetop as it were.

Biologists have determined such a thing happened to the cheetah genome at some time in the past ~ there was a genetic bottleneck due to location and/or disease and today the results show a minimal genetic variability among all cheetahs on the planet. That's not a good thing.

And they don't want to take a chance of mixing them with the pure gene wild buffalo. There aren't too many left.

Quote:Today, approximately 500,000 bison live across North America. However, most of these are not pure wild bison, but have been cross-bred with cattle in the past, and are semi-domesticated after being raised as livestock for many generations on ranches. Fewer than 30,000 wild bison are in conservation herds and fewer than 5,000 are unfenced and disease-free.

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12-13-2015, 06:09 PM #18
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Then their fate should be left up to the conservation experts to decide. There are no easy decisions these days.





On the other hand with such low numbers of true wild bison, disease could wipe out all those evolutionary genetic traits and be lost forever, so mixing genetic qualities, which is already the case with most herds, can only strengthen the genetic pool as I understand genetics, some traits do and don't resurface generationally. Just food for thought.
12-13-2015, 06:40 PM #19
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Beefalo/Cattalo





12-13-2015, 06:45 PM #20
Kreeper Griobhtha
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I know where part of one could go.

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I am not your carpet ride I am the sky
I am not your blowing wind, I am the lightning
I am not your autumn moon, I am the night
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12-13-2015, 06:53 PM #21
Kreeper Griobhtha
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But not this one. Its special.

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I am not your carpet ride I am the sky
I am not your blowing wind, I am the lightning
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The night
12-13-2015, 06:55 PM #22
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(12-13-2015, 06:45 PM)Kreeper Wrote:  I know where part of one could go.

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Do you mean this?

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