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Leopard as an Urban animal[edit]

Thanks for closely watching the Leopard article. However, I disagree with designating leopards in general as urban animal. If your claim, that in South Africa the leopard is an "urban animal" and a pest, then please do put the article on that subspecies African leopard in to the category. However, even then, it is good if you have a viable reference quoted. I am reverting your edit on Leopard ..sorry Ritigala Jayasena (talk) 04:03, 3 July 2009 (UTC)

African American-Native American marriage[edit]

Thanks for the compliment on the Black Indians article. I do not yet know of any specific contemporary books dealing with this direct issue; most work on African-Native American interaction deals with historical intermarriage and associations between the two groups (e.g. William Loren Katz). In the case of African American-Native American marriage, African Americans with Native American ancestry tend marry other Black Indians of similar ancestry rather than a full-blooded Native person. This can add to the complexity. (See for that discussion.) I am sure there is some literature dealing with modern discussion on the issue; I just haven't found it yet. If you need anything else, please leave another message. Best of luck on your article. Let me know if you have any ideas for any of my work. Until next time! Mappychris (talk) 17:00, 9 January 2008 (UTC)mappychris


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I only gave it a very brief rewrite. It had too many fair-use images for such a short article, and only one was really needed. Plus the one where she is killing an Alien was from the making-of, not the movie. I plan to go through and dicect the plot and add a little more about her.LordJesseD (talk) 15:23, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

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Virginia Indians[edit]

I noticed you changed the term "Virginia Indian" back to "Native American" on the Pocahontas page here and I changed it back. I was the one that changed it originally as the tribes in Virginia actually prefer Virginia Indian overall as evidenced by its use in the citation I put when making the change. I also happen to live in Virginia and have a job where I talk about the Virginia tribes. As such I am in a position to know that the tribes in this area have said they prefer that term. I just figured I'd let you know so that you realize it was changed for a reason. This of course only applies to the Virginia tribes as elsewhere other tribes may have different preferences when it comes to the terminology, or no preference at all. Sarah1607 (talk) 01:50, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

Hi Mcelite- I understand terminology is a sensitive topic and ran into similar issues on the Native American article. There are many who prefer American Indian, and it doesn't appear that a consensus has really arisen for Native American. I did read one of Sarah's references in the Nansemond article, which is a lengthy statement by the Council on Virginia Indians (published by the Commonwealth of VA), made up of representatives of state-recognized tribes. They have said "Virginia Indian" is their preference, unless the specific tribal name is used. So, I think it's not a bad idea to use what they want, although it may be hard to please everyone and hard for non-Indians to keep up.--Parkwells (talk) 19:39, 16 September 2009 (UTC)


Regarding this edit, yes, seriously. MOS:QUOTE states, "Preserve the original text, spelling, and punctuation." I learned that one in elementary school. (talk) 17:40, 16 October 2009 (UTC)

Conservation and Reintroduction programs of Australia[edit]

G'day Mcelite,

Almost every accredited zoo in Australia participates in “in situ” and “ex situ” conservation with big cats, the major zoo’s that do this are,

Most sponsor overseas programs for habitat protection and re introduction programs that are run and organised by the host country, On that note Australia Zoo is leading the way with there Sumatran tiger program having donated millions of dollars to habitat protection and providing ranger vehicles and training.

Accreditation is by way of joining the Australasian Regional Association of Zoological Parks and Aquaria [1] that website will provide you with all the information you require on our conservation programs.

Due to very strict biosecurity controls Australia is not permitted to re-introduce animals into the wild at this point in time (there are rare exceptions that can be found on the ARAZPA Website) from our own breeding programs (this changes depending on how ARAZPA and the Government feel at the time)

Most zoos in Australia are limited to the main big cat species like Lions, Bengal and Sumatran Tigers and Cheetahs. At present Australia Zoo is beginning a breeding program with some recently imported Sumatran Tigers that in the next 10 – 15 years will hopefully produce viable offspring that will be able to be re-introduced into the wild.

I only know of one person in Australia who has investigated the possibility of re-wildling some of our excess lion stock however that is mere theory at this time.

Your best bet is to speak to an ARAZPA staff member who could provide you with more specifics.

Regards ZooPro 13:22, 26 October 2009 (UTC)

My zoo recently did an experiment with our 4 Cheetahs, we asked the local police to help us clock the speed of our cheetahs running on a 500m track the top speed we achieved was 100km/h, I would go with a top Speed of 120kmph as Dr Luarie Marker (The Cheetah Stubbook Keeper)once told me in a very long and indepth e-mail that she has recorded them at 120km/h to 124km/h in ideal conditions. Ill have a good think and discuss it with some other professionals and will get back to you with my definitive answer.
In reference to your problems with genetic inbreeding thats a global problem, We are lucky in Australia to have a few zoos with plently of new animals coming into the country. Lions are a major genetic bottleneck though here, i know of a zoo that has 50 animals that are all related to each other (yet ironicaly not related to any other animal in the county).
The problem with releasing captive animals into the wild is a major one, like i was saying i only know one young man who was exploring the possability of it, however due to the small minds of some of out Zoo Directors he was forced to resign and no longer works in the industry.
Do you work in a Zoo or with Captive Big Cats?
Regards ZooPro 15:26, 26 October 2009 (UTC)

WikiProject Zoo[edit]

Please consider joining WP:ZOO i am in desperate need of members. Regards ZooPro 01:58, 27 October 2009 (UTC)

Black Indians Photo[edit]

Things looks more complex than I thought. The image is in several archives but the Denver Public Library (Western History Collection, X-30541) has completely different information about the image than the Oklahoma Historical Society has. There doesn't seem to be a stable URL, but you can go here and enter "Chapman Cheyenne" and this photograph will be the second image to show up.

I can't distinguish 19th century Ute and Cheyenne beadwork and clothing by sight, but I can take this image to people more knowledgeable to find out which caption is more likely to be correct. -Uyvsdi (talk) 05:04, 5 January 2010 (UTC)Uyvsdi

Just heard back from my friend who belongs to Southern Plains tribes but grew up on a Great Basin reservation: "Just looked at the pic on my bb and those women have cheyenne mocs on. That is NOT ute beadwork. Also, I'm not positive, but I don't think utes ever wore drops from their belts w/studs like that. I'd say they were cheyennes. I'll show the pic to my mom w/the captions to double check." Very interesting! Cheers, -Uyvsdi (talk) 22:59, 14 January 2010 (UTC)Uyvsdi

Blood quantum laws[edit]

Thanks for your comment - it's a complex subject, that's for sure.--Parkwells (talk) 15:18, 22 February 2010 (UTC)

WPA Slave Narratives[edit]

My friend just told me that the WPA slave narratives are online through Project Gutenberg. They're a fascinating read and many of the Freedmen are Native as well. Might be useful for your research. Cheers, -Uyvsdi (talk) 18:17, 31 December 2010 (UTC)Uyvsdi

The link above is for Arkansas, here's Oklahoma. -Uyvsdi (talk) 18:23, 31 December 2010 (UTC)Uyvsdi

DYK for Mekayla Diehl[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 00:02, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject Zoo[edit]

I would like to know if you are still an active participant in the WP:ZOO, If you are please confirm by way of responding on my talk page and or Wikipedia:WikiProject Zoo/Members. I am just trying to get an idea of how many people are still engaged in the project as to better work out how to manage and address things that are listed in the project. Kind Regards Dan Koehl (talk) 10:43, 2 December 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for your message, good to know that at least we are three active members. Dan Koehl (talk) 12:19, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

Project Zoo[edit]

I write to you regarding Wikipedia:WikiProject Zoo/Members where you are presently listed under active members. The project is sadly rather inactive and in severe need of active members. Maybe you would kindly consider investing some efforts and time, as well as inspiring others? best regards, Dan Koehl (talk) 18:47, 29 September 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Stop messing with Kim's page.. Frost412 (talk) 21:57, 18 November 2015 (UTC)

Some baklava for you![edit]

Baklava - Turkish special, 80-ply.JPEG I uploaded a picture, a good looking updated 2015 Picture of Kim but you won't ALLOW me to upload it as if you're an admin for Kim's page. Frost412 (talk) 22:00, 18 November 2015 (UTC)

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Savvyjack23 (talk) 07:42, 1 January 2016 (UTC)

New book[edit]

I would like to recommend a new book, "The Other Slavery" to you based upon your interest in the WP topic.WriterArtistDC (talk) 00:25, 21 May 2016 (UTC)

Thank you WriterArtistDC I will certainly look into it.Mcelite (talk) 00:50, 26 May 2016 (UTC)

Cheetah cladogram[edit]

Hi Mcelite, I am planning an FAC for Cheetah in the next few months. Before that, I would like to ask you some things about the cladogram. I think the Lynx lineage is actually the branch leading directly to the four lynxes. And the second branch does not appear to simply bifurcate into Puma and Felis lineages. I looked up Werdelin 2009 and saw that it breaks into Puma and another lineage that in turn breaks into Felis and Otoolobus + Prionailurus (see Jungle cat, where I just updated the cladogram). And finally, I am worried this may look like WP:SYN as (I think) we have "combined" two cladograms to make the domestic cat appear in it. Just wished to sort out all of this before FAC. Thanks, Sainsf (talk · contribs) 07:28, 7 June 2016 (UTC)

I just accessed Johnson 2006 (requires subscription). The 2009 source simply presents their findings, and Johnson 2006 also includes the domestic cat (not included in the 2009 source, the only one I had access to until now). I am going to add it in Jungle cat, and now I think we can use Johnson 2006 as the sole source for Cheetah's cladogram. Sainsf (talk · contribs) 08:48, 7 June 2016 (UTC)

July 2016[edit]

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Laurie Hernandez[edit]

Reverting someone's edits without a word of explanation is pretty rude. So, would you please tell me what you found wrong with my edit? Hergilei (talk) 02:40, 18 August 2016 (UTC)

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