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Discussion in 'United States' started by Arizona Docent, 5 Jan 2015.

  1. TZFan

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    Super! Hope it works.

    If only things had worked out between Nola and Angalifu or Nola and Chuck (Nola's Southern White Rhino companion), or between Angalifu and one of the Southern White Rhino Girls I am told he was housed with, but there's no use in living in the past.

    So I guess that any surrogacy attempts will take place in the relatively near future.
     
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    Why are they bringing in new white rhinos for surrogates, why not try using some of the ones they already have?
     
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    I would imagine age has a lot to do with it. The new rhinos are all younger than ten it seems.
     
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    That had to cost a pretty penny in transport alone. Glad to the hear that the WAP is doing everything they can. Fingers crossed that this works!
     
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    I must have missed the part about them being brought in as surrogates. I couldn't figure out why bringing in Southerns would help the Northern population. I hope it works. I am not aware of this ever being tried before with wildlife such as rhinos. I know they do it with race horses all the time.
     
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    I own a condo myself, but I had no idea it came from an egg! :p
    I wish I could have seen it when it was a baby. ;)
     
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    http://i.imgur.com/zG4l7m7.gif
     
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    Hehehehe. Good one.
     
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    Oh condos do hatch from eggs. There is this crazy myth out there that construction workers build them but nope they come from eggs. Lol. Glad my typo provided a good giggle. Trust you Arizona Docent to come up with a great joke about it. Love your sense of humor.
     
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    Glad you took it in stride. The link from DcPandaFan is pretty good too! :D
     
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    If one can't laugh at themselves then they are probably taking themselves too seriously. I missed a stupid r and you had a really funny response. Love it. The link by DcPandaFan was funny too. I promise to screw up again at some point just make sure you are there with another great one.
     
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    How do you get condos to nest on your property? I've always wondered because I know of some contractors who have had great success doing so but don't seem to be willing to divulge their secrets.
     
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    You start with a nest egg.