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(Big 1059)   Pete has died from advanced kidney failure. He was 24, and a rhinoceros   ( big1059.com) divider line
    More: Sad, kidney failure, Denver Zoo, Sioux Falls, endangered animals, Michael Illig, Oregon Zoo  
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1643 clicks; posted to Main » on 22 Feb 2012 at 9:28 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-02-22 09:15:26 AM  
That's not nice to say. I mean he was a little heavy but no need to be cruel
 
2012-02-22 09:31:47 AM  
Illig said Pete had been struggling recently with chronic kidney disease. Since there is no effective way to counteract this condition in rhinos, veterinarians focused on maintaining Pete's comfort

They couldn't put him on a rhinalysis machine?
 
2012-02-22 09:32:47 AM  
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2012-02-22 09:35:55 AM  
Ah, poor baby. I love rhinos. Got to pet one once, at a reward trip for a "Save the Earth" cleanup day. Wasn't supposed to be petting it, but, hey, it was there.

/CSS. (:
 
2012-02-22 09:36:40 AM  
I'm the last man left and I'm staying that way til the end! I'm not capitulating!
 
2012-02-22 09:38:27 AM  
WAKE UP, PETE!!!
 
2012-02-22 09:39:21 AM  
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2012-02-22 09:39:46 AM  
So will this create a new "repeat" meme?

"Pete and Repeat enter a thread. Pete dies from kidney failure. Who's left?"
 
2012-02-22 09:43:14 AM  

BurnShrike: Illig said Pete had been struggling recently with chronic kidney disease. Since there is no effective way to counteract this condition in rhinos, veterinarians focused on maintaining Pete's comfort

They couldn't put him on a rhinalysis machine?


Can you imagine the size of the needle they'd need?
 
2012-02-22 09:51:45 AM  
Did he have a tattoo on his arm that can dance and is named Petunia?
 
2012-02-22 09:56:17 AM  
He was delicious.
 
2012-02-22 09:59:38 AM  

Arkanaut: He was delicious.


Aww, someone needs some attention.
 
2012-02-22 10:04:31 AM  
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Extra sad
 
2012-02-22 10:27:20 AM  
republican in name only
 
2012-02-22 10:54:25 AM  
Well shiat. We just got him a new girlfriend a few months back too, and I don't even think she and he had gotten socialized yet (meaning she's been sequestered since her arrival). We just had to put down a giraffe, now Pete. People get downright mopey when this happens and from what I understand Pete was a pretty good dude.

/Yes, I work at the zoo.
 
2012-02-22 11:08:07 AM  
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When you are a zoo rhino and your kidneys are bad all the fun is gone out of life and it's time to die.
 
2012-02-22 11:56:40 AM  
Godspeed, you horny bastard.
 
2012-02-22 05:09:51 PM  
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RIP
 
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