10 October 2006

 

Elephant stress is this possible





The comment thread over there is very funny.

COMMENTS

Dunno about the rape, but I do know that Pilanesberg was worried because young males were attacking all sorts of other animals, including rhinos and "Zebra buses".

They'd been extinct in the area and reintroduced as herds with cows and calves only, since bull elephants were so much bigger and more troublesome to transport.

Theory then became that without the example of a mentoring male, the young ellies had no role models and behaved like the yobbos they naturally were, since ma couldn't understand or control them. They were going to bite the bullet and import mature males from the Kruger, but I lost track of what happened after that.

Funny that no-one noticed the lack of a strong father figure in the upbringing of human boys who becaome yobbos and ma can't control them, and .....

Probably against some theory of educators and Outcomes Based Education, or something.
# posted by Oubaas : 11 October, 2006

Hmmm, perhaps I should rethink my request for a baby elephant for my birthday, or at least make sure to request a girl...
# posted by Libby Spencer : 11 October, 2006

Oh, yes, I reread my post and thought I better explain that "Zebra buses" are vehicles painted with Zebra stripes to look "safari-ish" to drive tourists around in.

Basically the young ellies were attacking them and any other motor vehicles they came across. Lot's of very narrow escapes for the paying public, so something "HAD TO BE DONE". ;-)
# posted by Oubaas : 12 October, 2006

Comments:
Dunno about the rape, but I do know that Pilanesberg was worried because young males were attacking all sorts of other animals, including rhinos and "Zebra buses".

They'd been extinct in the area and reintroduced as herds with cows and calves only, since bull elephants were so much bigger and more troublesome to transport.

Theory then became that without the example of a mentoring male, the young ellies had no role models and behaved like the yobbos they naturally were, since ma couldn't understand or control them. They were going to bite the bullet and import mature males from the Kruger, but I lost track of what happened after that.

Funny that no-one noticed the lack of a strong father figure in the upbringing of human boys who becaome yobbos and ma can't control them, and .....

Probably against some theory of educators and Outcomes Based Education, or something.
 
Hmmm, perhaps I should rethink my request for a baby elephant for my birthday, or at least make sure to request a girl...
 
Oh, yes, I reread my post and thought I better explain that "Zebra buses" are vehicles painted with Zebra stripes to look "safari-ish" to drive tourists around in.

Basically the young ellies were attacking them and any other motor vehicles they came across. Lot's of very narrow escapes for the paying public, so something "HAD TO BE DONE". ;-)
 
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