Wednesday, 9 June 2010


I heard about this on the radio on the way home from work…

KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysian wildlife officials on Wednesday said they plan to trap a rare female Borneo rhino caught on camera to mate with a lone male rescued two years ago.

"This particular female rhino is targeted for capture in order to provide a mate for our lone male rhino, Tam, who was captured in August 2008," Laurentius Ambu, wildlife director for Malaysia's Sabah state, said in a statement.

Ok – so I get the whole extinction thing but what if this female rhino is happy living alone? Hmm? Maybe she doesn’t want to be lumped with some bloke. Maybe she doesn’t want a rhinoette. Imagine that happening to humans?

Male - “You have to have sex with me to save the species.”
Female – “Oh bugger off…why would we want facsimiles of you?”

Mind boggling…

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