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The cheetah is extinct.

flaca BN-0 2012/07/09 01:23:43
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  • La 2012/07/09 12:42:43
    La
    +1
    Um...nope...I saw one just a few months ago :)
  • flaca BN-0 La 2012/07/09 23:33:24
    flaca BN-0
    the term extinct corresponds to several criteria: number surviving in the wild, loss of habitat, health of gene pool etc. Cheetahs don't breed well in zoos and most surviving cheetahs are in zoos or game reserves where they are curtailed. There is quite a bit of talk about cheetahs recently being de facto extinct. The NY times has something on it today also.
  • La flaca BN-0 2012/07/10 07:16:45
    La
    Don't be giving up yet. Our zoos have many programs where we get in animals from other countries for breeding purposes. I imagine your zoos are doing the same.
  • David (oYo) 2012/07/09 11:45:53
  • flaca BN-0 David (... 2012/07/09 23:34:03
    flaca BN-0
    there have been several recent articles about cheetahs recently. Even today I saw one on the NY times website.
  • David (... flaca BN-0 2012/07/10 08:41:05
  • wildcat 2012/07/09 09:52:25
    wildcat
    +1
    says who?
  • flaca BN-0 wildcat 2012/07/09 23:35:41
    flaca BN-0
    UN/zoos. Severely depleted gene pool, loss of habitat, poaching, difficulty in breeding them in zoos. etc. Once animals cross a line in terms of genepool, habitat etc. they go from severely endangered to "de facto extinct" meaning there might be some in zoos and a few in the wild, but the damage is done to the stage that they are deemed "irrecoverable" as a species.
  • wildcat flaca BN-0 2012/07/09 23:36:28
    wildcat
    catastrophic event
  • Fariborz-Zak 2012/07/09 06:48:08
    Fariborz-Zak
    +1
    catastrophe
  • Nam Era Vet #1 DNA TLC 2012/07/09 04:53:32
    Nam Era Vet #1 DNA TLC
    +2
    This breaks my heart.
    breaks heart
  • Gloria 2012/07/09 04:01:39
    Gloria
    +2
    There doesn't seem to be divine order between wild creatures & entitled corporations.
  • Scout 2012/07/09 03:21:55
    Scout
    +3
    The Asiatic Cheetah is critically endangered and extinct in India. Only about 100 exist.
  • Space Invader 2012/07/09 03:17:13
    Space Invader
    +1
    no. according to the Animal planet approx. 5-15,000 exist in the wild..
  • flaca BN-0 Space I... 2012/07/09 03:22:23
    flaca BN-0
    +1
    12,300. Most of them are in zoos. Their habitat is either gone or dangerous to them (they are hunted for their skins). In other words, put them all back in the wild and they'll be extinct even quicker. But in terms of gene pool they are effectively: extinct.
  • Dickens 2012/07/09 02:23:50
    Dickens
    +3
    ...not yet, but it won't be long...
  • Michael McFascist 2012/07/09 02:23:31
    Michael McFascist
    +1
    I don;t know. Maybe not yet. But, they have a very shallow gene pool and probably won't be able to be saved...it is sad.
  • The Elitist Libtard SodaJerk 2012/07/09 01:30:39 (edited)
    The Elitist Libtard SodaJerk
    +5
    Do You find it mildly ironic that you put an extinction post in the living section?
  • flaca BN-0 The Eli... 2012/07/09 01:31:45
    flaca BN-0
    +3
    good point (except I'm crying)
  • The Eli... flaca BN-0 2012/07/09 01:35:54
    The Elitist Libtard SodaJerk
    +3
    There isn't anything anyone can do to get the worlds remaining Cheetah population to reproduce?
  • Live Free Or Die 2012/07/09 01:29:53
    Live Free Or Die
    +1
    From what you say, you are right. I didn't know that. Sad :(
  • Lord Emperor Kami Guro Bage... 2012/07/09 01:26:22
    Lord Emperor Kami Guro Bagels Supreme Ruler of the Earth
    +2
    The cat with dogs paws? Nah dude they still here
  • flaca BN-0 Lord Em... 2012/07/09 01:28:34
    flaca BN-0
    where? most cheetahs live in zoos. Their gene pool is so depleted that the UN has declared them as severely endangered/de facto extinct.
  • Lord Em... flaca BN-0 2012/07/09 01:30:45
    Lord Emperor Kami Guro Bagels Supreme Ruler of the Earth
    +1
    Don't worry, we can rebuild them, we're close to the technology anyway
  • flaca BN-0 Lord Em... 2012/07/09 01:33:05
    flaca BN-0
    where will we put the zoo cheetahs? If it ain't in the wild it's extinct.
  • Lord Em... flaca BN-0 2012/07/09 01:35:24
    Lord Emperor Kami Guro Bagels Supreme Ruler of the Earth
    The lunar base, maybe on mars once its been terraformed
    But back in the wild
  • MissingTheO.C. 2012/07/09 01:24:38
    MissingTheO.C.
    +1
    It isn't lol
  • flaca BN-0 Missing... 2012/07/09 01:27:27
    flaca BN-0
    there's only 12K in the world. Many of them live in zoos. Their habitat is squandered. Basically, according to the UN they are de facto extinct. The gene pool is so depleted.
  • La flaca BN-0 2012/07/09 12:45:20
    La
    +1
    They're not extinct until every last one is dead >.>

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