Discussion in 'Wildlife & Nature Conservation' started by Arizona Docent, 28 Oct 2015.
10,000-year-old extinct lion cubs discovered in near-perfect condition in Siberian permafrost
Is this a real story? I hope so.
It is indeed a real story, unless the world press has been fooled
Just saw it on Nat Geo. very exciting.
I love cave lions, so this is very exciting for me!
Will it be possible to clone the species ??? :
Scientists hope to clone perfectly preserved lion cub belonging to extinct species
Even if it was possible it would make one wonder if it would indeed be worth it, We have the African lion heading towards being made an endangered species with numbers at an all time low and one population of the Asian Lion so mankind appear to be having a problem protecting these let alone trying to make room for extinct animals
If we are at least going to bring something back make it the thylacine or passenger pigeon. Or we could just conserve what we have left.
Yet another one - much more well-preserved - has turned up:
Extinct cave lion cub in 'perfect' condition found in Siberia rising cloning hopes
I just merged the two Cave Lion threads (so TLD's link and photo above relate to the three posts above it).
Damn, I had tried to find any other posts about the latest find and drew a blank
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