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Tassie Zoos in Cheetah Chase


Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, cheetahs )

Cher
- 576 days ago - themercury.com.au
TASMANIA could soon become part of an international cheetah breeding program.



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Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 10:30 am
I wish I knew more of Tasmania's purpose behind this.
 

Gloria picchetti (291)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 10:55 am
What a title! I thought they had cheetah races. Anyway it's encouraging if the breed survives.
 

Elaine B. (24)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 10:56 am
I hope that they have suffiient funding to make a project work
 

kye j. (41)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 12:37 pm
Thanks
 

Christeen Anderson (493)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 1:39 pm
Awesome. Thanks for sharing.
 

Sheri Schongold (6)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 2:12 pm
It is an interesting concept. Will the animals be able to return to their natural habitat? I certainly hope so.
 

Joanne Dixon (38)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 2:53 pm
I certainly hope it works well for all concerned, human and especially non-human.
 

Ruth S. (304)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 3:23 pm
The picture above is really cute, I just don't like animals in zoos!
 

Barbara D. (75)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 3:41 pm
I always have reservations about endeavors like this. The article doesn't go into any details so it's hard to comment. I'm all for saving big cats, but........
 

Birgit W. (144)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 4:38 pm
Thank you
 

pam w. (191)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 4:47 pm
Cheetahs are all VERY closely related and one disease could wipe out every one of them. Having a breeding group in Tasmania could help protect them from extinction.

YOU MAY NOT LIKE ANIMALS IN ZOOS....but get used to this idea....zoos are responsible for saving hundreds of endangered animals through breeding programs.

If you think you don't like them...I urge you to get involved with your local accredited zoo.

I find that people who don't LIKE zoos don't know anything about them.
 

Joanne Dixon (38)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 6:53 pm
OK, here's info from an Australian blogger:

"Ah yes, breeding cheetahs in Tassie zoos. Why not, eh? Tasmania has a long tradition of supporting threatened species, born of collective guilt over earlier mindless eradication of notable species such as the Thylacine and, er, Aborigines."
 

Robert O. (12)
Monday February 25, 2013, 12:38 am
Thank you Cher.
 

Danuta Watola (1201)
Monday February 25, 2013, 4:46 am
Noted
 

John Gregoire (255)
Monday February 25, 2013, 5:43 am
Concur with Allan, there are too many animals in zoos. Captive breeding and release programs have had mixed success but need lots of funding and great management.
 

Elizabeth M. (67)
Monday February 25, 2013, 3:43 pm
I am against this, as they are taking them from South Africa into a foreign habitat, even if it is a zoo. They may breed them, but how can they release them back into their original habitats?
 

sharon stringer (10)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 9:14 pm
Okay so im a Aussie who also happens to live in Tassie or Tasmanis for those of you who probly have never heard of us.I think this is AMAZING news and i hope both of the zoos involved both of which i have been to are successful in their bids to get cheetah cubs. For one it would educate alot of people in our state about the plight of these beautiful cats in the wild ,which cant be a bad thing,two it would help in captive breeding programs,and i know no one likes zoos,but these days with so many animals on the brink i think any help to save species is good,not to mention that in years to come perhaps future generations of these cubs would be rehomed back into the wild.All these beautiful big cats need all the help that we can give them.
 

Carol H. (229)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 3:46 pm
what a cute picture!! noted, thanks Cher
 
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