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Aug 19 2013

Mary’s Monday Metazoan: Predictable

OK, that’s enough. The proprietor of the Monday Metazoan keeps lurching over to big furries — where are my clackety arachnids? My slimy molluscs? My exotic weird phyla? It’s always these mammals, like just now this poor, tiny newsphoto of …AWWW, IT’S A BABY RHINO…

ZooATL_081813_baby_rhino

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  1. 1
    Kevin Schelley

    It’s a baby Unicorn! Or well maybe bicorn…

  2. 2
    garlic

    “Charismatic megafauna” is even more charismatic when it’s not quite “mega” yet. See also:

  3. 3
    Lofty

    Hip hip hipporay!

  4. 4
    Jafafa Hots

    I have a soft spot for mammals myself.

  5. 5
    Johnny Vector

    Rhinocerwosser done got me!

  6. 6
    believerskeptic

    Who doesn’t love a baby rhino?

  7. 7
    F [i'm not here, i'm gone]

    The firefighters of their habitats! :p

  8. 8
    Callinectes

    They should all be destroyed.

    They’re lethal at eight months, and I do mean lethal. I’ve hunted most things that can hunt you, but the way these things move… Cheetah speed. Fifty, sixty miles an hour if they ever got out into the open, and they’re astonishing jumpers. They show extreme intelligence, even problem-solving intelligence. Especially the big one. We bred eight originally, but when she came in she took over the pride and killed all but two of the others. That one… when she looks at you, you can see she’s working things out. She had them all attacking the fences when the feeders came. They never attack the same place twice. They were testing the fences for weaknesses, systematically. They remember.

  9. 9
    okstop

    Hey! U. of St. Thomas in St. Paul is hiring in my area. Wait. University of St. Thomas in… St. Paul. How does that work?

    Fuhgeddaboutit. Imma gonna look at some baby rhino.

  10. 10
    osmosis

    Still a rhino!! Evolution fail Ray Cumfart win!!!11!

  11. 11
    SQB

    Born
    Without its horn

  12. 12
    Lofty

    Born
    Without its horn

    .
    OT
    .
    Who swiped that horn?

  13. 13
    Acolyte of Sagan

    11.
    SQB
    20 August 2013 at 3:19 am (UTC -5) Link to this comment

    Born
    Without its horn

    The alternative doesn’t bear thainking about.

  14. 14
    DLC

    Oh look mummy, it’s a unicorn !

  15. 15
    Gregory Greenwood

    I think I have just exceeded my recommended daily allowance for teh cuteness all in one go…

  16. 16
    otrame

    Aaahhhhhh. Look. At. Its. Widdle. TOES!!!!

  17. 17
    skemono

    Argh! I was supposed to go to Atlanta next month and was planning on visiting the zoo, but the trip got canceled. And I was just thinking the other day how I’d never seen a baby rhino!

    Curses!

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