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Living with tigers and T. rex
Did anyone see "Living With Tigers" on Discovery last Sunday (it will be
repeated this Saturday at noon)? The sequences showing the trainers teaching
the tigers to hunt and to recognize prey were interesting, as was the tigers'
first reaction to seeing the ostriches (they were afraid of the birds).
However, the eventual chase sequence was great.
I was thinking about the program in terms of the cloning of extinct species and
their introduction into nature preserves: who would teach, say, a T. rex to
hunt? Would it recognize prey? The mighty tiger didn't and hid from all of
those fluttering feathers.
Commentary on the chase sequence was that only cheetahs were supposed to be
fast enough to catch ostriches...