Ahh, government in action! Kenya is racing to save their lions/tourist attractions from starvation due to a severe drought. Their plan of attack? More zebra!
Remember last week's post about introducing wolves into our National Parks as a solution to deer and elk overpopulation? Let's just bring the lions here. We'll knock out a couple problems at once! That oughta get some ranchers excited.
Anyway, here's the article. Thanks once again, AOL News - Kenya Rounds Up Zebras to Feed Starving Lions
Naturally, I have a few things to say about this.
If you add zebras to the park, won't they too die from the drought? How are they going to establish a breeding population? You might as well start tossing the lions steaks straight from the tourist lorry.
Notice, too, in both situations - National Parks and Kenya - we are dealing with areas that do not allow hunting.
BTW, for an animal that size, 2,000 - 3,000 lions sounds like alot. Probably wouldn't hurt matters to have their herds thinned out a touch.