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Discussion in 'Zoo Cafe' started by lowland anoa, 2 May 2015.

  1. lowland anoa

    lowland anoa Well-Known Member

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    Are we meant to get excited?
     
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    some people might want to know.
     
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    I've just spent several hours staring at a door (again!) and I'm not even big on the royal family but my girlfriend is, even I have to admit to feeling quite patriotic even though it's just a baby!
     
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    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    what species are we talking about?
     
  6. lowland anoa

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    Homo sapiens royalty.
     
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    On a more personal level: it is no denying great for them as parents and sure they would and should be elated with their newest baby girl.


    I hate to see us digress to the level of the average society press on Zoochat. By all accounts we are talking about the the very well to do and the Happy Few here. They have enough windows of opportunity for themselves here and there for us also to go drooling about their new baby.

    What kind of zoo related interest this would have is beyond me.


    Sorry, I am a republican and I know I should ignore all this. All the same: the above reason enought to produce a short comment here.
     
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    It's a particular bloodline of H.sapiens known to have a high inbreeding coefficient. It really should be phased out of collections and the resources allocated to other projects.
     
  9. LaughingDove

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    Brilliant! :D

    Isn't it a very well represented line that should be sterilised? Or perhaps humanely euthanised? Fed to the lions maybe.

    Ok, so I don't actually propose that the royal family be sterilised or killed in any way but this does give an interesting point. Now we could discuss the philosophical point of stuff being acceptable for zoo animals but not people or just agree that this is all quite a pointless topic for a zoo forum.

    (Or both, come to think of it)
     
  10. savethelephant

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    Well, to be fair, it was in off topic forum. That said, I really don't care at all of the royal family.
     
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    A birth of Sumatran rhino 'girl' would be far more delightful than of another naked ape from alpha family.
     
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    Entering reference to origin story of San Diego Zoo's former WGASA train...