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(CNN)   Not to be outdone, a different zoo in Denmark is now saying that they too have a baby giraffe that needs whackin'   (cnn.com) divider line 20
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2014-02-13 11:23:35 PM  
7 votes:

Blues_X: Can't they just neuter it?


Ladders tall enough to do the job are banned under EU law for health and safety reasons.
2014-02-14 12:21:08 PM  
2 votes:

Joe Peanut: splab: Joe Peanut: splab:Also, didn't NY just talk about killing off some 2000 swans? Where are the riots? That is our farking national bird! We should be declaring war on the US for that!

Swans aren't endangered, and are an invasive species in NY. And since they are bigger than the local water birds competing for the same resources, the populations of these native species are becoming dangerously low while the invasive swans are flourishing.

So it's ok to control that population, but not the giraffe population in captivity? While giraffes are endangered, having Marius (either of them) around, isn't helping the population, remember, giraffes aren't native to Denmark.

Are you serious?  Giraffes aren't an invasive species in Denmark, competing and dominating the fight for local resources against local species.  It is a completely different situation.


Male giraffes fight each other though. You can't have two male giraffes together in a ZOO, because as others have pointed out, the nature of a ZOO is such that they can't really run away.

This second giraffe, also named Marius, is by the way a halfbreed. Whilst their other male giraffe is a pure breed. Thus it's the latter one that will be used for the breeding program.

I still like the idea of starting a kickstarter program for relocating the giraffe. However, I think surplus giraffes should be send to Australia. Australia has before proven to be an awesome place to send random animals too for shiats and giggles (see rabbits and toads).
2014-02-14 11:54:15 AM  
1 votes:

lohphat: lobotomy survivor: Kill millions of livestock for food, nobody panics, because it's all "part of the plan". But when I say that one little giraffe will die, well then everyone loses their minds!

I could get behind that reasoning if giraffes were as ubiquitous as cattle.


What a giraffe might look like as a cow

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2014-02-14 09:22:57 AM  
1 votes:
2014-02-14 06:57:44 AM  
1 votes:
If they want to "out do" the other zoo, they'll need to step up their game a bit by putting the baby giraffe in while its alive. How boring is watching a lion rip apart an already dead hunk of meat.

And what are the odds of both these giraffes being named Marius? What is so giraffey about that name. And why can't they give the giraffes to some eccentric, Russian billionaire who will make them the mascots of the Sochi Olympics?
GCD
2014-02-14 06:50:49 AM  
1 votes:

MagicMissile: ( maybe they could just take it back to Africa or wherever its from, and let it go? )


Awesome idea. Then the lions, tigers and leopards in the wild would have hunted it down and killed it.

/Probably could have marketed it as a PPV with side bets on how long it would have lasted in the wild though
2014-02-14 06:41:00 AM  
1 votes:

MagicMissile: ( maybe they could just take it back to Africa or wherever its from, and let it go? )


They could. For the same resources wasted on that they could just give that money to Red Cross.

Oh, and kill a less important cow. Because cows are not important animals like giraffes.
2014-02-14 06:25:40 AM  
1 votes:
( maybe they could just take it back to Africa or wherever its from, and let it go? )
2014-02-14 06:09:16 AM  
1 votes:

xria: <strong><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/8142139/89268276#c89268276" target="_blank">fusillade762</a>:</strong> <em>After a necropsy, the giraffe was dismembered in front of an audience that included children and fed to the zoo's lions, tigers and leopards.


That seems... inappropriate.</em>


Would it also be inappropriate for children to watch their mothers cooking, or feeding a pet cat?


cooking a pet cat is frowned upon.
2014-02-14 05:58:24 AM  
1 votes:
Baby giraffes are the new baby seals. The world can only stand so much cuteness.  When you hear someone say  " Oh that is sooooo cute" subconsciously they really want to kill it.
2014-02-14 05:51:17 AM  
1 votes:

gfid: Count me among those who don't understand why they just can't neuter it.  I heard the guy who shot the other giraffe describe how it went down.  They offered Marcus (the giraffe) rye bread.  Marcus loved rye bread, but when Marcus ate the bread this time, blam, right in the head and he's dead.

Upon explaining his death to his relatives zookeepers just kept saying that they were afraid he might fark his sister.


Still a better love story than Twilight
2014-02-14 05:47:46 AM  
1 votes:

mrswood: I'm not sure what's so entertaining about watching a lion eat dead giraffe parts.



Cats are carnivores. Not much you can do.


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2014-02-14 05:46:15 AM  
1 votes:
"...coincidentally, also named Marius..."

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2014-02-14 05:44:53 AM  
1 votes:
Disclaimer, I'm danish.

First of all, what is it with these reporters and absolutely ignoring facts? It's about making a healthy population, they need to remove redundant males to avoid inbreeding, the can't exchange these animals, as it is part of the agreement amongst the breeders, who gets what and when.

Regarding the children, while we do have a go at becoming helicopter parents, we are nowhere near the US; we understand that there is education in watching a giraffe (or any other animal) getting dissected, (back when I was in kindergarden we went and watched a hen get its head chopped off and we pulled the feathers afterwards).

Also, didn't NY just talk about killing off some 2000 swans? Where are the riots? That is our farking national bird! We should be declaring war on the US for that!
2014-02-14 05:34:43 AM  
1 votes:
I like how they say they can't let them go to private zoos or collectors because they can't guarantee the animals welfare... as opposed to being fed to a lion and all.
2014-02-14 05:33:39 AM  
1 votes:
I've had it with these mother farking giraffes in these mother farking zoos.


Enough already.
2014-02-14 05:31:25 AM  
1 votes:

Baby giraffe that needs whackin'

Baby giraffe that needs whackin'

Baby giraffe that needs whackin'

2014-02-14 12:42:24 AM  
1 votes:
After a necropsy, the giraffe was dismembered in front of an audience that included children and fed to the zoo's lions, tigers and leopards.

That seems... inappropriate.


feckingmorons: Zoo eugenics. Once we get used to it in zoos we will have to get used to it in people. If you have an ugly baby the government will kill it.

Bit by bit it creeps in until it is accepted.


You're just worried because you know you'll be first.
2014-02-13 09:02:26 PM  
1 votes:
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2014-02-13 08:50:40 PM  
1 votes:
I guess they have death panels in Denmark.
 
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