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(Reuters)   Why not both, aside from the elephants turning the avocados into paste?   (reuters.com) divider line
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2021-03-03 12:33:14 PM  
Actually, eat the avocados, if you don't keep the elephants off the farm. Which means land for the farms is land the elephants don't have for grazing and that elephants can't migrate through, which lack would be expected to cause the elephant population to (even more) rapidly diminish to extinction.

So, there's a choice that has to be made.
 
2021-03-03 7:52:11 PM  
Elephant lives matter more than your morning toast.
 
2021-03-03 10:02:26 PM  
Once the elephants get a taste for avocado there won't be any left to sell.
 
2021-03-03 10:03:27 PM  
Elephants and avocados seems like a good match.
Avocados evolved to be spread by megafauna and aren't aware that all the megafauna in the Americas died a long time ago.
Elephants, though, seem like the perfect replacement.
It's good for the avocado and good for the elephants. Maybe everyone else not so much.
 
2021-03-03 10:03:55 PM  
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2021-03-03 10:28:53 PM  
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Did he say Nanu Nanu or Mamo Mamo?
 
2021-03-03 10:40:53 PM  

The Irresponsible Captain: Elephants and avocados seems like a good match.
Avocados evolved to be spread by megafauna and aren't aware that all the megafauna in the Americas died a long time ago.
Elephants, though, seem like the perfect replacement.
It's good for the avocado and good for the elephants. Maybe everyone else not so much.


Can't disagree:

Avocados are a great source of vitamins C, E, K, and B-6, as well as riboflavin, niacin, folate, pantothenic acid, magnesium, and potassium. They also provide lutein, beta-carotene, and omega-3 fatty acids. Although most of the calories in an avocado come from fat, don't shy away!

Perhaps if we teach the Elephants to mine bitcoins, they can purchase the avocados directly from the farm?

/I kid. But a local growing industry in the path of one of many local wildlife doesn't have a clear answer. I hope something at least resembling a fair compromise is in the near future, but I certainly won't hold my breath.
 
2021-03-03 10:58:51 PM  
Guacamole, subby, not paste. Lovely fresh guacamole.
 
2021-03-03 11:23:34 PM  

saturn badger: Guacamole, subby, not paste. Lovely fresh guacamole.


If you're just smashing avocados and calling it guacamole, anyone you feed it to has the right to slap you.
 
2021-03-03 11:37:24 PM  
Hm, invasive species or threatened native megafauna. Such a difficult choice.
 
2021-03-04 12:04:19 AM  

nicholas m schumacher: Perhaps if we teach the Elephants to mine bitcoins, they can purchase the avocados directly from the farm?


No, that's the beautiful part. In the winter the bitcoins simply freeze to death.

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2021-03-04 1:32:52 AM  
During the several portcalls in Mombasa, Kenya, I was the ultimate tourist: Nairobi, Great Rift Valley, Mt. Kilimanjaro, ... Mostly because I enjoyed the show about Clarence the Cross-Eyed Lion as a kid. And as a gay kid, had a crush on the Ranger/Veterinary Jack (Yale Summers). That show hit the airwaves about the time puberty hit me and khaki shorts well yeah not my personal ... Anyway, it turns out my best memory is of a bus on a narrow roadway between Mombasa & Kenya and seeing a kind of bored grey monkey standing up, meaning on a huge anthill and slowly eating ants, watching us go by and the seeing in the distance a small herd of giraffes lumbering along.

I remember American Sailors of African descent being confused because the Kenyans tended to look down on them & give them inferior service. Kenyans have a Colonial view of class & how one speaks indicates status. Ask Kenyans educate themselves, "public school" accents & diction means the waiters spoke better than the visiting Sailors at the tourist clubs and the Sailors were often not subtly hinted they should go to bars in lower class neighborhoods so the better paying , & tipping customers wouldn't leave.

Also, you could see the different peoples of Kenya did not often intermarry because there were distinct skin tones. They often segregated into job classes, almost castes like the Indians. Most Kenyans saw the American blacks as "muddled," a word a car-rentsl agent told me during an interesting conversation in which he admitted he'd told the black Americans he was out of cars large enough to accommodate their party of 5 it 6, hinted I should stay and said he'd lied because "they drink and often don't pay, a lot of them use stolen cards because they have no heritage." Many blacks seemed disappoint to visit African countries.
 
2021-03-04 1:51:34 AM  
Wholesale conversion of undeveloped wildland to cash-crop agriculture has gone so well in South America.
 
2021-03-04 2:03:46 AM  
those darn millennial elephants and their insatiable lust for avocado toast.
 
2021-03-04 3:57:44 AM  

Lurk Who's Talking: Also, you could see the different peoples of Kenya did not often intermarry because there were distinct skin tones. They often segregated into job classes, almost castes like the Indians. Most Kenyans saw the American blacks as "muddled," a word a car-rentsl agent told me during an interesting conversation in which he admitted he'd told the black Americans he was out of cars large enough to accommodate their party of 5 it 6, hinted I should stay and said he'd lied because "they drink and often don't pay, a lot of them use stolen cards because they have no heritage." Many blacks seemed disappoint to visit African countries.


I'd be interested in knowing what years this was in. I went to Nairobi in 2016 for a conference (our delegation had 2 African-Americans) and I don't recall them having those kinds of problems. One of them told me afterwards that he felt the trip had been "magical," while the other said that it had been a great memory for him.

Granted, we didn't go outside of Nairobi and we mainly interacted with university-educated people.
 
2021-03-04 6:55:14 AM  
Elephants have slow running natives between their toes.
 
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