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11-30-2012, 07:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Mystlyfe View Post
Who says there's a viable breeding population? If anything, bigfoot would likely fall into the endangered or critically endangered realm. It took until 2009 to get video footage of the Cross River gorilla.
There had to have been a viable breeding population sometime in the recent past at the very least, or else it would have gone extinct. Large, long-lived animals with large ranges require a certain number of individuals to stop the population from dying out. Unlike the Cross River gorilla, Bigfoot is purported to be present over a large range. Also unlike the Cross River gorilla, which is a subspecies of the western gorilla, Bigfoot would be a distinct taxonomic group, quite separated from anything endemic to North America, meaning that there's no adjacent population to ease the generic bottleneck caused by low population levels.

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