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…



  1. garlic says

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

  2. Callinectes says

    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.

  3. okstop says

    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.

  4. Acolyte of Sagan says

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

    Without its horn

    The alternative doesn’t bear thainking about.

  5. Gregory Greenwood says

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

  6. skemono says

    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!