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knightofalbion
10-03-2014, 10:09 AM
Sexless couple of hyenas force abandonment of expensive zoo breeding programme ...

Red faces all round.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2779655/Zookeepers-Japan-abandon-year-long-attempt-make-two-spotted-hyenas-mate-realise-MALE.html

LPC
10-03-2014, 12:39 PM
I'm not a great fan of zoos, as wild animals should be in the wild, where they belong, not in cages walking back and forth. Even the very big enclosures are still cages.

The only argument for zoos, IMHO, is in the case of endangered species, where controlled breeding can prevent extinction.

knightofalbion
10-03-2014, 01:24 PM
No, I don't agree with zoos either, but this case caught my eye and made me chuckle.

azerbaijan
10-13-2014, 12:42 PM
Animal behaviour is easy to predict. Just like humans, some animals cannot mate or live healthy when they put under certain stress.