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(Grind TV)   Pics from a zoo in Argentina where you can go to get nuzzled by a lion, licked in the face by a brown bear, or you can scratch a tiger's belly. What could possibly go wrong?   (grindtv.com) divider line 39
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2013-04-02 01:11:14 AM
You could fall in love, and then the zoo won't let you take them home?

//not in 100 years am I getting in a cage with a lion
 
2013-04-02 01:54:13 AM
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2013-04-02 04:15:50 AM
I read somewhere that the big cats are affected by catnip in the same way as the littles.
If I ever went there I'd bring in a pound to see the reaction.
 
2013-04-02 04:28:35 AM
When I was a kid, my dad took me to a zoo where I could pet a tiger.  "No, thanks.  I'm good."  I'll bet I would have done it if Calvin and Hobbes had been a thing back that far.  I just checked and that zoo no longer has tiger petting so I'll probably never know the joy of tiger tummy rubs.
 
2013-04-02 04:35:38 AM

jtown: When I was a kid, my dad took me to a zoo where I could pet a tiger.  "No, thanks.  I'm good."  I'll bet I would have done it if Calvin and Hobbes had been a thing back that far.  I just checked and that zoo no longer has tiger petting so I'll probably never know the joy of tiger tummy rubs.


Tigers and lions are cool about 99% of the time. That's why in Africa the lion trainers just have a meter long leash and a thumb width stick.

But the problem for a litigious society like America is that last 1% of the time a big cat will snap at you. When a large carnivore built to snap its meat cleaving teeth together at lightning speed on necks takes a bite at a human, people die even if the cat's just trying for a love bite.

So yeah, you'll probbaly not get a full grown tiger tummy rub any time soon at a zoo. Luckily for you carnies are the scum of the Earth but still allowed to keep animals for some reason. You could probably pay a consideration to an unscrupulous carnie and get to manhandle their tiger. Or you could become a docent at your local registered zological park and get a chance to care for cute widdle tiger cubs at some point if you get in good with the cat keepers like I did.
 
2013-04-02 04:40:03 AM

doglover: When a large carnivore built to snap its meat cleaving teeth together at lightning speed on necks takes a bite at a human, people die even if the cat's just trying for a love bite.


I love my kitties but I've seen what they do to the mice. I've thought on occasion what would happen if I wasn't the big animal in the house.
Big cats are beautiful but I don't have any desire to get within reach of them, even the "tame" ones.
 
2013-04-02 04:45:58 AM

Kurmudgeon: doglover: When a large carnivore built to snap its meat cleaving teeth together at lightning speed on necks takes a bite at a human, people die even if the cat's just trying for a love bite.

I love my kitties but I've seen what they do to the mice. I've thought on occasion what would happen if I wasn't the big animal in the house.
Big cats are beautiful but I don't have any desire to get within reach of them, even the "tame" ones.


There's a Buddhist temple where you can wash a tiger, too.
 
2013-04-02 04:50:17 AM
Aww! Now that is sweet. I thought it was PETA doing a steamy sex again.

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2013-04-02 04:59:54 AM
Housecats aren't very different from their wild ancestors, unlike dogs, who we've genetically engineered since the last Ice Age.  Cats were useful to Mesopotamian civilization without modification, as pest control on farms.  This makes cats somewhat unique: other domesticated animals are pack animals for which the human replaces the alpha.  Other than lions, cats aren't pack animals.

The cat families are behaviorally very similar.  If a cat grew up around your species, and trusts your species, most cats will tolerate you,  A potential issue can occur if you're near the natural prey size of the cat species in question.  You don't see many cats who treat a rat as a peer (though it does happen sometimes).  Humans are kind of in that size range for lions and tigers.

Cats are known for biting softly when playing or quickly nipping as a warning.  With a housecat, that's not really a problem, but for a
 
2013-04-02 05:01:07 AM
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2013-04-02 05:04:31 AM

one time at the Idaho State Fair they had Grizzly Adams

Dan Haggerty doing a promo stop for the show and they had Bozo there, on a slighty raised green stage. There was a manacle bolted to the floor and his chain was rather well made- the links were about 1". I think he was drugged or just too hot- he was rather docile and just laid there. Bozo the Bear that is- Dan was very friendly .and somewhat full of energy for that heat and that time of day ... hmm .
 
2013-04-02 05:18:39 AM
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If you didn't say "AWWWWWWW" the you officially have no soul.
 
2013-04-02 05:27:10 AM
There is a "drive through safari" near me that has been in operation for years...they had a pretty good menagerie going, with rhinos, giraffes, tigers, lions, bears, crocs, kangaroos, etc. We used to drive down there when I was in high school to take an hour drive, smoke some, then get out and play with the kangaroos. They let people play with the babies (bear, lion, tiger cubs), but I could never bring myself to handle the (to me, anyway) too-small-to-be-handled critters.

My favorite part was always the monkeys...they had a ton of spider monkeys that ran wild around the farm, but there was one stop near the pond where you pulled the car over and could feed them snacks from the car. I always brought peanut-butter crackers because I thought it was hilarious to watch them pull them apart and scrape the PB off, then toss the crackers back at me.

/place is still in business, even after making national news a few years ago when a woman had her finger bitten off by a monkey
//idiot, that's why you bring the PB crackers
 
2013-04-02 05:43:26 AM

rogue_L_chick: There is a "drive through safari" near me that has been in operation for years...they had a pretty good menagerie going, with rhinos, giraffes, tigers, lions, bears, crocs, kangaroos, etc. We used to drive down there when I was in high school to take an hour drive, smoke some, then get out and play with the kangaroos. They let people play with the babies (bear, lion, tiger cubs), but I could never bring myself to handle the (to me, anyway) too-small-to-be-handled critters.

My favorite part was always the monkeys...they had a ton of spider monkeys that ran wild around the farm, but there was one stop near the pond where you pulled the car over and could feed them snacks from the car. I always brought peanut-butter crackers because I thought it was hilarious to watch them pull them apart and scrape the PB off, then toss the crackers back at me.

/place is still in business, even after making national news a few years ago when a woman had her finger bitten off by a monkey
//idiot, that's why you bring the PB crackers


I went through a drive-thru safari and ignored the "DO NOT FEED THE PRIMATES" signs. We were stuck for 45 minutes, monkies swarming the car. One tried to get in our backseat via a door that wasn't locked (unbeknownst to us). It was hilarious. I wish we could've caught up with some of the people taking pics of us.
 
2013-04-02 06:32:36 AM
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Amateurs.  In Finland, we have picnics with our bears.
 
2013-04-02 06:50:13 AM
I went to a zoo in Thailand last week were you could pet and get a pictures of yourself with a full size and a baby tiger.

The baby tiger was like a big playful kitten, not scary at all.

The big tiger was yawning cause he puts up with this BS everyday and was probably well fed and/or drugged.

Even so, there were still three trainers standing there taking shiat seriously.  In country where no one takes anything seriously.
 
2013-04-02 06:53:15 AM
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2013-04-02 06:53:20 AM
Did nobody RTFA? (I know, welcome to Fark).... the answer is right in TFA: "Many of the animals here are former illegal house pets that are given to the zoo after outgrowing their homes."

So, in other words, they have been in direct contact with humans since they were cubs. This is why they are docile. They are not drugged, they simply enjoy the contact because they are familiar with that type of contact. If these had been cats bred in a big cat sanctuary where human contact is minimal, you could never do what you see in those pictures. In order for any wild animal to react like that to contact with anything that would normally be it's prey, they have to be raised around them (and not as a food source).
 
2013-04-02 07:07:03 AM

HindiDiscoMonster: So, in other words, they have been in direct contact with humans since they were cubs.


Yeah, it takes more than one generation to domesticate and animal. Hell, dogs have been domesticated for 1000s of years and they'll still fark your ass up.
 
2013-04-02 07:18:43 AM
Few people love cats more than I do, but I would never go there. If you know cat behavior, you know why.
 
2013-04-02 07:40:46 AM
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2013-04-02 07:52:38 AM

doglover: HindiDiscoMonster: So, in other words, they have been in direct contact with humans since they were cubs.

Yeah, it takes more than one generation to domesticate and animal. Hell, dogs have been domesticated for 1000s of years and they'll still fark your ass up.


anything will fark you up if you abuse it.
 
2013-04-02 08:04:30 AM
No one has mentioned the cleavage on that woman?  Seriously??
 
2013-04-02 08:05:05 AM

bikerbob59: No one has mentioned the cleavage on that woman?  Seriously??


Sorry, wrong thread
 
2013-04-02 08:17:30 AM

doglover: You could probably pay a consideration to an unscrupulous carnie and get to manhandle their tiger.


Is this a euphemism?
 
2013-04-02 08:21:09 AM
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2013-04-02 08:29:43 AM
FTFA "the Lujan Zoo is one of the only places in the world where you can pet wild animals "

Erm, those look to me like the definition of captive animals. Kind of the opposite of wild then.

FFS.
 
2013-04-02 08:36:07 AM

Swiss Colony: FTFA "the Lujan Zoo is one of the only places in the world where you can pet wild animals "

Erm, those look to me like the definition of captive animals. Kind of the opposite of wild then.

FFS.


Wild as in 'not domesticated'. I'm not sure if it's the correct usage but most english speakers completely understood the message being conveyed, and I'm sure you did too.
 
2013-04-02 08:48:00 AM

bikerbob59: bikerbob59: No one has mentioned the cleavage on that woman?  Seriously??

Sorry, wrong thread


Now i'm curious what thread this is in.
 
2013-04-02 08:54:08 AM
Well that seems totally safe and sound
 
2013-04-02 08:58:40 AM

TNel: bikerbob59: bikerbob59: No one has mentioned the cleavage on that woman?  Seriously??

Sorry, wrong thread

Now i'm curious what thread this is in.


Probably this one:

http://www.fark.com/comments/7677453/The-sweetest-little-puppies-you ll -see-all-day
 
2013-04-02 09:25:56 AM

TNel: bikerbob59: bikerbob59: No one has mentioned the cleavage on that woman?  Seriously??

Sorry, wrong thread

Now i'm curious what thread this is in.


"Cutest puppies you'll see all day".
 
2013-04-02 10:28:37 AM

Egoy3k: TNel: bikerbob59: bikerbob59: No one has mentioned the cleavage on that woman?  Seriously??

Sorry, wrong thread

Now i'm curious what thread this is in.

Probably this one:

http://www.fark.com/comments/7677453/The-sweetest-little-puppies-you ll -see-all-day


Wow thanks.
 
2013-04-02 10:31:55 AM
My cats love belly rubs.  They purr and purr and purr...then, when they've had enough, they feel like playing...

Claws out around both hands...bringing to tiny little mouths...awwwww....how CUTE!!!

It's not just about keeping them fed, they're cats...they'll play.  Someday with the wrong toy.
 
2013-04-02 12:10:04 PM
I forget which comedian had the bit, but in response to Roy Horn being attacked by a tiger he said "take a 1200 lbs house car, put on a glittery suit and make sudden movements. what did you think was going to happen?"
 
2013-04-02 12:10:40 PM
house car meaning house cat. I quit, goodbye world.
 
2013-04-02 12:44:08 PM
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Keep the tiger, I'd pet the girl.
 
2013-04-02 01:45:26 PM

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Keep the tiger, I'd pet the girl.


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/Tiger as pet, girl as well... different kind of pet? :P
 
2013-04-05 06:19:34 PM
Add this to the "This will not end well" department.
 
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