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Old 04-01-2007, 07:11 PM   #16
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As an economics professor told me, the companies that survive don't necessarily have to be the best, they just have to be better than break-even.
Apparently, pandas were able to keep the birthrate > deathrate, at least for the last 18 million years or so. Many animals in captivity experience decreased sex drive. Would you be able to perform in front of a room of zoologists? Okay, not you, Spexxvet.
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Old 04-01-2007, 07:16 PM   #17
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The animals I've known have not been able to process non-moving pictures, never mind moving ones. My dog doesn't care what's on TV, until the audio is meaningful - something barks - which is a more realistic representation of another dog, to her.
My auntie had a collie dog who loved televised football. As soon as he heard the theme tune from Match of the Day, he's hurtle in from wherever he was in the house and plonk himself right in front of the telly. His head would move from side to side like he was watching the action and he'd growl like fuck at anyone who tried to change the channel.
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Old 04-01-2007, 07:54 PM   #18
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Maybe they should try hdtv!!!
More realistic images might do the thing :P
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You may be on to something since pandas have poor eyesight.
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Old 04-01-2007, 09:02 PM   #19
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My auntie had a collie dog who loved televised football. As soon as he heard the theme tune from Match of the Day, he's hurtle in from wherever he was in the house and plonk himself right in front of the telly. His head would move from side to side like he was watching the action and he'd growl like fuck at anyone who tried to change the channel.
Did he go look for the ball round the back of the TV when the cameras weren't fast enough to follow the action?
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Old 04-01-2007, 10:17 PM   #20
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Border collies are the one dog that I would expect to watch TV and understand it, perhaps even write important criticism.

(Although in this case I suspect he was tracking Uncle's behavior, who might also run for the telly at the sound of the MotD theme, and growl at Auntie trying to change the channel)
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Old 04-02-2007, 06:21 AM   #21
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Apparently, pandas were able to keep the birthrate > deathrate, at least for the last 18 million years or so.
No they weren't. They arrived on the ark with the kangaroos.

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My auntie had a collie dog who loved televised football.
My boys get interested in television when the camera is static and the images move from one side of the screen to the other. There was a sports trailer where a ball would bounce onto the screen and it caught their attention every time. I'm tempted to buy them a cat dvd.
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Old 04-02-2007, 12:52 PM   #22
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Evolutionarily speaking, it makes no sense that pandas are so unwilling/incapable of breeding. I can't get my head around how this would come about.
Nobody knows why, or they would probably be able to correct for it, but I can think of a couple of possibilities.

1) Some sort of bamboo mold makes them horny, and it is not in most zoos, ans is dying out in the wild.

2) Their mating interest is related to their range, which is minimal in zoos and diminishing in the wild.

It's probably neither of these but there are certainly any number of ways that a species can be put in a precarious situation by evolution.
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Old 04-03-2007, 08:41 AM   #23
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The porn failed.

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BANGKOK, Thailand - After panda porn failed to spark amour, Thai zoo authorities turned Monday to artificial insemination in the hope of impregnating their lone female giant panda.

Authorities at the Chiang Mai Zoo in northern Thailand inseminated Lin Hui with semen from her cage-mate, Chuang Chuang, on Monday morning and will repeat the procedure on Tuesday. The artificial insemination is a last ditch effort to get Lin Hui pregnant, after videos of pandas having sex failed to entice Chuang Chuang into mating with his partner.

"He just didn't want to mate. He was looking at her as a friend," said Sophon Dummui, director general of Thai Zoo Organization of Thailand which oversees the Chiang Mai Zoo.
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Old 04-03-2007, 09:11 AM   #24
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Old 04-03-2007, 08:47 PM   #25
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Yeah, but they won't procreate either.
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Old 04-03-2007, 09:00 PM   #26
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he'd growl like fuck at anyone who tried to change the channel.

How does f**k growl?
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Old 04-04-2007, 10:47 PM   #27
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I think the panda porn would have been more effective if the reluctant panda was watching smellovision.
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Old 04-04-2007, 11:25 PM   #28
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The porn failed.
Well, naturally. Who can get excited about a porno where everyone's wearing fur coats?

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Role playing?
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Old 04-05-2007, 08:41 PM   #29
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Should have put another male in with the pair and let 'em duke it out. Maybe tie their left forepaws together.
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