November 30, 2013

Animals In The News

'Humans evolved after a female chimpanzee mated with a pig': Extraordinary claim made by American geneticist

Dr Eugene McCarthy points to features that distinguish us from primates
He says that the only animals which also have these features are pigs
Controversial hypothesis has been met by significant opposition

The human species began as the hybrid offspring of a male pig and a female chimpanzee, a leading geneticist has suggested.

The startling claim has been made by Eugene McCarthy, of the University of Georgia, who is also one of the worlds leading authorities on hybridisation in animals.

He points out that while humans have many features in common with chimps, we also have a large number of distinguishing characteristics not found in any other primates.

The prehistoric pig was known as vodka porcine martinicus sheen. Known for its reckless sexual behavior after imbibing any fermented beverage, fossils at the University of Edinburgh have captured it mating with a T-Rex, prehistoric sharks, a Pterodactyl and the Pyramids.

Elephant Dies of Constipation at Miami Zoo

Eating mud proved to be fatal

A 41-year-old elephant died at the Miami Zoo Wednesday of what appears to be severe constipation.

Maude, an Asian elephant, stopped eating and having bowel movements last week, Miami Zoo communications director Ron Magill told the Miami Herald. She was undergoing treatment for a digestive issue when she collapsed and died.
Maude tried to tell her caregivers what was wrong, but they thought she was simply full of s...

Two Canadian Men Rescue Shark Choking on Moose

This past Saturday, two men came to the aid of a shark that was choking on a large piece of moose hide in the shallow waters of a Newfoundland harbor.

CBC News says Derrick Chaulk was driving along a harbor when he saw what he thought was a beached whale. When he and another local man, Jeremy Ball, investigated closer, they saw it was a Greenland shark with a large chunk of moose hide protruding from its mouth. Chaulk and Ball pulled the hide from the shark's mouth, tied a rope to the shark's tail, and towed it to deeper water where it recovered for 30 minutes.
Mr. Chaulk feels very good about his intervention after seeing the shark struggle with the moose. "It was a good feeling to see that shark swim out, knowing that you saved his life." Representatives from the The Loyal Order of Moose have filed suite against the heroic rescuers.

Teenage surfer is killed by a shark in the second fatal attack in Australia in a WEEK

Zac Young, 19, is said to have lost both legs in attack in New South Wales
Swimmers on Campbell's Beach, near Coffs Harbour, attempted rescue
Last week father-of-two Chris Boyd was killed by great white in Gracetown

The boy, named as Zac Young, 19, from the NSW coastal town of Port Macquarie, is believed to have lost both legs when the shark attacked off the coast of New South Wales and died of cardiac arrest when he was pulled onto a beach.

The horror attack occurred as the teenager was surfing off Campbell's Beach, near the town of Coffs Harbour.
In related news, a pair of Canadian tourists came to the aid of a beached, 18 foot Great White Shark after seeing it struggling with a large piece of surfboard protruding from its mouth. "It was a good feeling to see that shark swim out, knowing that you saved his life," said one of the heroic rescuers.

As it turned out,the shark was merely flossing.

1 comment:

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

I want to thank you for answering some of those very annoying questions I have had.