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Rare Endangered Cheetahs Photographed
cbsnews ^ | February 24, 2009 | Tucker Reals

Posted on 02/24/2009 6:59:21 AM PST by JoeProBono

Researchers have captured the first images of critically-endangered cheetahs in northwest Africa using a camera-trap system set up to spy on the big cats. Touting the success in a news release Tuesday, the Zoological Society of London, said the incredibly rare — and notoriously hard to find — Saharan cheetah population may consist of only about 250 adult animals.

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TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: cat; cats; cheetah
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1 posted on 02/24/2009 6:59:21 AM PST by JoeProBono
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I wish they’d set up some cameras at the polling centers to catch the cheaters in our elections.


2 posted on 02/24/2009 7:10:57 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Mr. President, Why am I being punished with a bailout?)
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To: JoeProBono
African roots?
3 posted on 02/24/2009 7:19:28 AM PST by dblshot
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4 posted on 02/24/2009 7:28:17 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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5 posted on 02/24/2009 7:30:02 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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6 posted on 02/24/2009 7:30:55 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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7 posted on 02/24/2009 7:32:04 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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8 posted on 02/24/2009 7:33:09 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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9 posted on 02/24/2009 7:34:11 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Amazing creatures.

Hopefully, a large enough area can be put aside so they can do well.


10 posted on 02/24/2009 7:34:25 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

They should have attacked and ate the photographer.


11 posted on 02/24/2009 7:35:06 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (History does repeat itself. This is Ceasar and the Roman Senate.)
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12 posted on 02/24/2009 7:35:46 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono
The cheetahs in the top photos DO look like they could use a few cheetaburgers to keep them alive.

Leni

13 posted on 02/24/2009 7:36:40 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: a fool in paradise
The not so rare, not endangered cougar in it's natural habitat....




14 posted on 02/24/2009 7:36:48 AM PST by Kozak (USA 7/4/1776 to 1/20/2009 Requiescat In Pace)
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15 posted on 02/24/2009 7:38:53 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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16 posted on 02/24/2009 7:39:08 AM PST by MyTwoCopperCoins (I don't have a license to kill; I have a learner's permit.)
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17 posted on 02/24/2009 7:40:37 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono
My grandson just read me this riddle from his popsicle stick:

"What animal should you never play cards with?"

18 posted on 02/24/2009 7:40:42 AM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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19 posted on 02/24/2009 7:42:33 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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20 posted on 02/24/2009 7:43:47 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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21 posted on 02/24/2009 7:45:02 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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22 posted on 02/24/2009 7:46:53 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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23 posted on 02/24/2009 7:48:28 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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24 posted on 02/24/2009 7:49:35 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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25 posted on 02/24/2009 7:50:45 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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26 posted on 02/24/2009 7:52:17 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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Cuteness overload!

Thanks for posting the pictures. Cheetah’s are amazing animals!

If I remember correctly, at one time cheetah’s were kept as pets by pharoahs in ancient Egypt.


27 posted on 02/24/2009 7:53:16 AM PST by Sally'sConcerns (http://www.fda.gov/emaillist.html - Class I (life threatening) recalls email alert sign-up)
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28 posted on 02/24/2009 7:57:41 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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29 posted on 02/24/2009 8:02:51 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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30 posted on 02/24/2009 8:03:49 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Red in Blue PA

They are indeed. Cheetahs are my favorite animal, period. I have one tattooed on my ankle (a deco graphic of a cheetah).


31 posted on 02/24/2009 8:04:22 AM PST by rintense (Go Israel!)
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32 posted on 02/24/2009 8:04:44 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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33 posted on 02/24/2009 8:05:34 AM PST by Sally'sConcerns (http://www.fda.gov/emaillist.html - Class I (life threatening) recalls email alert sign-up)
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To: JoeProBono
Look at this beauty. A King Cheetah:


34 posted on 02/24/2009 8:06:10 AM PST by rintense (Go Israel!)
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35 posted on 02/24/2009 8:06:15 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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36 posted on 02/24/2009 8:08:19 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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37 posted on 02/24/2009 8:09:17 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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Grip is too large for my hand. ;)


38 posted on 02/24/2009 8:09:29 AM PST by rintense (Go Israel!)
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39 posted on 02/24/2009 8:13:37 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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Wow, I hate those guys.

I understand killing something to eat it, but to kill something just for the fun of it? How does it make a man "tough" just to shoot something?

40 posted on 02/24/2009 8:13:57 AM PST by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made outta liberals...)
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To: JoeProBono

Good stuff. I love it when they find new, rare, and previously thought to be extinct species and variations doing well. Cryptozoology is fun.


41 posted on 02/24/2009 8:17:10 AM PST by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/)
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42 posted on 02/24/2009 8:18:24 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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Wow. “Hate” is a pretty strong emotion. Personally. I’m pretty selective with it.


43 posted on 02/24/2009 8:21:55 AM PST by bannie
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To: JoeProBono

I remember that exhibit (but didn’t see it except for the fascade pieces and printed material). Thanks for posting. I can’t believe it was in 2007. Time flies.


44 posted on 02/24/2009 8:23:39 AM PST by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/)
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LOL. FWIW, Barry reminds me more of a hyena :)
45 posted on 02/24/2009 8:29:00 AM PST by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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46 posted on 02/24/2009 8:31:51 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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Yes, it is a strong emotion. I hate anyone who enjoys harming other beings for the fun of it.
47 posted on 02/24/2009 8:42:24 AM PST by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made outta liberals...)
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Yup, looks like Bar.


48 posted on 02/24/2009 8:58:02 AM PST by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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49 posted on 02/24/2009 11:51:16 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (This disaster brought to you by the failed Obama administration.)
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Awesome Catz!!!

Thanks!

:o])


50 posted on 02/24/2009 11:57:01 AM PST by Monkey Face (Evolution: True science fiction!)
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