[Ads-l] "Niger" or "Niger"?

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Oct 23 15:58:38 EDT 2017


So expect a slight increase in immigration of Nigeriennes.

JL

On Mon, Oct 23, 2017 at 2:09 PM, MULLINS, WILLIAM D (Bill) CIV USARMY
RDECOM AMRDEC (US) <william.d.mullins18.civ at mail.mil> wrote:

> I've heard more than once that there are more captive tigers in the U.S.
> than there are wild ones in South Asia.
>
> >
> > BTW, the only tigers in Africa in 1887 would have been imported from
> Asia, where they live.
> >
> > So it's just as conceivable that the incident occurred in Africa as
> anywhere else outside of Asia, as long as the tiger had been imported
> > (perhaps escaped from a circus).
> >
> > One mustn't assume.
> >
> > Which is more likely in 1887 - a Nigerien in Asia or a tiger in Africa.
> >
> > Hmmm.....
> >
> > JL
>
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