Join our zoo community

Somali Wild Ass and Gibbons enemies?

Discussion in 'General Zoo Discussion' started by Gforrestersmith, 26 Dec 2011.

  1. Gforrestersmith

    Gforrestersmith Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    23 Sep 2011
    Posts:
    131
    Location:
    Hermiston, Oregon, US
    I just wonder is there a Zoo with Somali Wild Asses (Equus africanus somaliensis) and Gibbons or Siamangs (of the Family Hylobatidae)? I don't think People like them being in the Same Zoo together.

    There are Three Questions:
    1. Is there a Zoo with Somali Wild Ass and Gibbons?
    2. Do you think both Animals are Unique?
    3. If you build a Zoo, would you add both Animals to it?
     
  2. zoogiraffe

    zoogiraffe Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    12 Sep 2007
    Posts:
    6,411
    Location:
    Middlewich,Cheshire U.K
    Personnaly I think you need HELP,and I know this isn't the site to give you the help you need.As yet again you have posted yet another Bizarre and pointless thread which means nothing to any normal poster on here!!
     
  3. Toddy

    Toddy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    18 Jun 2007
    Posts:
    861
    Location:
    Denmark
    Are you actually a real person???
     
  4. nanoboy

    nanoboy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    1 Mar 2011
    Posts:
    4,710
    Location:
    Melbourne, VIC, Australia
    1. I don't know.
    2. Yes, most definitely.
    3. Yes, most definitely.
     
  5. Hvedekorn

    Hvedekorn Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    31 Dec 2008
    Posts:
    492
    Location:
    Skive, Denmark
    What exactly IS this user? At the start, he seemed like a nosy, not very old person (probably a pre-teen child) who was very curious about which zoos held two specific animals. I simply thought he maybe wanted tips on what zoos to visit, and that he didn't know the unwritten forum rule about not starting a thread for a topic that can easily be searched on Google. A few of his questions even made a bit sense - like which zoo has neither tigers or lions (actually surprisingly few have neither), or which zoo has both warthogs and meerkats (Lion King fan, anyone?).

    But now he spouts this nonsense with extremely random pairings (at least tiger/lion and warthog/meerkat are established "pairings", but I've never heard about wild ass/gibbon in neither pop culture or zoo speak) and them being "enemies", because for some reason, there are some zoos that don't keep both...

    Not that I would know, but could it be a sock-puppet account?
     
  6. KCZooFan

    KCZooFan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    9 Aug 2010
    Posts:
    906
    Location:
    Olathe, Kansas, USA
    Obviously just trolling, as he/she never responds after the inital post.
     
  7. DavidBrown

    DavidBrown Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    12 Aug 2008
    Posts:
    4,688
    Location:
    California, USA
    Maybe the best way to deal with these moronic questions is to just convert it to something more interesting. On one of his earlier question threads Chlidonias and I had quite an interesting discussion of tigers in aquariums.
     
  8. TeaLovingDave

    TeaLovingDave Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    16 May 2010
    Posts:
    14,673
    Location:
    Wilds of Northumberland
    Scuba-diving? ;)
     
  9. PAT

    PAT Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    16 Jan 2008
    Posts:
    1,553
    Location:
    Victoria
    Like which zoos don't keep meerkat, ring-tailed lemur, Asian short-clawed otter, red panda and Sumatran rhino. I can think of a lot that don't.
     
  10. DavidBrown

    DavidBrown Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    12 Aug 2008
    Posts:
    4,688
    Location:
    California, USA
    What is the etymology of the word "ass"? How did it come to mean both a group of equids and a naughty term for rear end?
     
  11. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    13 Jun 2007
    Posts:
    25,933
    Location:
    New Zealand
    its from Old English, from Latin asinus, which is probably in turn derived from a Middle eastern name for the wild ass.

    The American term "ass" is corrupted from the English "arse". There's no connection to the equid. (Note that "ass" for a stupid person comes from "jackass" and refers to the donkey, not the bottom)