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Tigers? In Kenya?
I am seriously begining to think they either do this on purpose, or they geuinly do NOT know the difference.Either way, the papers them selves do not appear to give a shit.
Are these he very rare African Tiger, Felis occultus, which has no stripes, a tope coloured coat and the males of which have a large mane? You know the ones, they look just like Lions. It's a form of convergent evolution. They are even smaller and weaker than the Bengal Tiger and live in groups so as to blend in better.
When I was a youngster I had an argument (in as much as a child can ever argue against an adult) with a Ghanaian who insisted they had tigers in Ghana.Many years later, someone suggested to me that they called anything large and feline a 'tiger' and that perhaps he meant it that way. but I was, and remain, sceptical.
"Tigers? In Kenya?"Actually, there is a sanctuary rehabilitating big cats in one African country that does have free-ranging (within a reserve) tigers. So it's not impossible!"Either way, the papers them selves do not appear to give a shit."Maybe because the readers don't..?"It's a form of convergent evolution. ":D"Many years later, someone suggested to me that they called anything large and feline a 'tiger'..."There's some truth to that. There's a Tigersberg mountain in South Africa (named for the leopards that inhabited it!) and in South America, 'tigre' is the local nomenclature for the jaguar.
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