Allow Wild Animals to Roam North America
Cornell researchers Josh Donlan and Harry Greene and colleagues
propose to restore large wild animals - including lions,
elephants and camels - to the North American Great Plains. While
their theory has strong ecological underpinnings, they know
social attitudes will pose the biggest obstacles.
Newswise - If Cornell University researchers and their
colleagues have their way, cheetahs, lions, elephants, camels
and other large wild animals may soon roam parts of North
"If we only have 10 minutes to present this idea, people think
we're nuts," said Harry Greene, professor of ecology and
evolutionary biology at Cornell. "But if people hear the
one-hour version, they realize they haven't thought about this
as much as we have. Right now, we are investing all of our
megafauna hopes on one continent - Africa."