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Habitat Fragmentation Causes Inbreeding in California Cougars


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

Cher
- 1626 days ago - livescience.com
Three mountain-lion cubs born recently in Southern California have been identified as inbred, adding to a growing list of inbreeding cases amongst these animals as a result of habitat fragmentation in this region, according to a statement from the



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Roseann d (178)
Friday January 10, 2014, 4:11 pm
This is such sad news! I wish we were building more safe passage overcrossings for wildlife rather than spending billions on stupid wars...along with addressing all of our country's other woes.
 

. (0)
Friday January 10, 2014, 4:30 pm
Not great news....
 

Past Member (0)
Friday January 10, 2014, 4:36 pm
This is terrible.
 

Judith Hand (55)
Friday January 10, 2014, 5:45 pm
Noted and so very sad.
 

Lynn Carin (410)
Friday January 10, 2014, 11:07 pm
Sadly Noted.
 

Ruth M (235)
Saturday January 11, 2014, 1:44 am
It's about time they did something about it and not just talk - actions speak
louder than words!!!
 

Sandi C (98)
Saturday January 11, 2014, 10:29 am
noted with sadness
 

cynthia l (207)
Saturday January 11, 2014, 11:09 am
this is sad and due to man's encroachment of animal territory. Sad to noted the stupidity and lack of compassion by humans
 

Kerrie G (116)
Saturday January 11, 2014, 12:06 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

Jaime Alves (52)
Saturday January 11, 2014, 2:15 pm
Noted.
 

Elizabeth M (65)
Saturday January 11, 2014, 8:47 pm
Three mountain-lion cubs born recently in Southern California have been identified as inbred, adding to a growing list of inbreeding cases amongst these animals as a result of habitat fragmentation in this region, according to a statement from the National Park Service. Also noted with sadness. Thanks Cher.
 

Ruth C (87)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 7:31 am
I agree with Cynthia.
 

Jeanne R (1203)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 10:47 am
The earth, the habitat of so many creatures is continually raped! How and when was ownership given to man exclusively?
 

Sara P (54)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 11:22 am
It's always fault of humans :((((
 

Sherri G (128)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 9:55 pm
Noted and important information TY Cher
 
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