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From the Author
A species becomesendangered when the number of individuals becomes so small that little geneticdiversity remains. The survivors are so alike that even a minor disturbance ordisease could wipe them out completely. Inbreeding becomes inevitable andfurther dims long-term prospects. Such a group is going through a genetic funnel.
A well knownexample is provided by the cheetahs, the world's quickest land animals. Allcats of that species are believed to be descended from a single pair, and theysuffer from inbreeding. The speedy cats are plagued by problems, especiallyhigh infant mortality. That is a paradox, since those medium-sized felines havesurvived thousands of years since brushing with extinction, and Africa nowhosts thousands of the fast runners.
Cheetahs' survivaldifficulties are partly due to persecution from bigger cats, especially lions,which systematically kill cheetah cubs. Even though lions themselves have highinfant mortality, they are hardier animals, less prone to hereditary disease.Cheetahs are troubled felines that perish in great numbers even when conditionsare ideal. Genetic weaklings, it is only by sheer luck that they've survived.
Slowly accumulating mutations would be nature's solutionto the cheetahs' predicament, as some genetic changes are bound to provideadvantages. Given enough time, survivors will eventually gain geneticstability. But it could take hundreds of millennia for cheetahs to attain thehardiness of lions and other cats.