August 18, 2005

Lions and Elephants, Oh My

This is different:

If a group of prominent ecologists have their way, lions and elephants could someday be roaming the Great Plains of North America.

The rapid extinction of dozens of large mammal species in North America -- perhaps due to a combination of climate change and overhunting -- triggered a landslide of changes to the environmental landscape. Relocating large animals to vast ecological parks and private reserves would begin to repair the damage, proponents say, while offering new ecotourism opportunities to a withering region.

Now is this one of those so clever its massively stupid ideas or is the thought of going on safari right here in the USA going to win people over.

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