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Teen murders zebra in drive-by shooting

In 2007, Africa, amazing story, American News, animals, Crazy news, Odd News, Texas, United States, World News on July 15, 2007 at 9:39 pm

A despicable act:

A farm with llamas, lemurs and camels has become to scene of a callous act of animal murder.

Zambi the zebra was shot dead as he grazed on lush green pastures in rural Texas, USA, earlier this month, it was alledged.

MSNBC.com reports:

Joshua Romano and four friends were swimming in a creek but had to leave because of rain. They spotted the zebra as they were driving down a road near the farm. That’s when Romano pulled out a deer rifle and shot Zambi dead. The animal was worth about US$10,000.

Romano’s friends tried to prevent him from shooting the zebra, and the driver sped up to make the shooting more difficult.

Meanwhile, there was an unrelated incident in the same US state, where another native African mammal decided to have some vengeance on the humans:

A tiger mauled zoo keeper in the Texas city of San Antonio.

The zookeeper, who specializes in large cats, was flown to a hospital and was in critical condition, a hospital spokeswoman said. The keeper was in his 20s.

The male Sumatran tiger was 4 or 5 years…The zoo was closed after the attack

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Stinking rich Arab businessman shouts everyone a wedding!

In Africa, civilisation, crazy, Crazy news, Economy, kiss, Life, love, music, Odd News, party, People, photography, Places, politics, Society, wedding, World News on June 30, 2007 at 4:21 am

   Everyone loves a mass wedding!

A wealthy Arab businessman has treated 13 couples from the tiny African nation of Djibouti to a free wedding. Why not!?

The couples were chosen from hundreds who replied to an advert seen on TV, radio and in print, offering the all expenses payed mass ceremony.

In order to qulify couples had to “be Djiboutian, be a love match, one of them had to have a job, and had to demonstrate they had enough money to bring up a young family.”

“I am very excited, and I hope to have sons and daughters from my marriage,” Amina Omar Aden, one of the 30 brides all dressed in white gowns, said.

“I am very happy, because it is the 30th anniversary of our country and we are marrying. Ibrahim Loita has helped us so much,” Ibrahim Dhaban Hufane a bridegroom from the Arte region told the BBC.

Dubai businessman Sheikh Ibrahim Said Ahmed Loita paid for clothes, hotel party and accommodation and the dowry of $400 given to each bride and an undisclosed amount to her family.

The mass wedding was even attended by the nations (dictator) President and First Lady.

The former French colony is celebrating 30 years of independence this year.

Djibouti is one of the poorest nations in the world.

 Djibouti slum.

Zebra? Horse? Zorse!

In 2007, adult, Africa, amazing story, Amsterdam, animals, comedy, crazy, Crazy news, EU, europe, evolution, farm, genes, genetics, Germany, Humour, International, Italy, Life, pets, wild animals, World News, Worlds most on June 29, 2007 at 6:03 pm

   Let’s get it on!

   Yeah, baby!

 And I thought mules were hilarious creatures.

A steamy sexual encounter between an Italian stallion zebra and a German female horse has resulted in an amazing anomaly of nature. An animal that is half horse and have zebra. And they are calling it a Zorse, of course.

Last year the mother of the zorse was taken from her German safari park home to visit a ranch in Italy, where she was left to roam freely with a number of other zebras, when one, Ullysses took a shine to her.

Now Eclypse is a major attraction at her home safari park at Schloss Holte-Stukenbrock, near the German border with Holland.

Hybrids are not easy to create, however. The mating pair’s different number of chromosomes – the “packets” of DNA in each cell – makes a pregnancy hard to achieve.

A horse has 64 chromosomes; the zebra has 44. The zorse that results from cross-breeding will have a number of chromosomes that is somewhere in between.

The zorse can only result where the sire is the zebra.

“The smaller number of chromosomes has to be on the male side,” said Lesley Barwise-Munro, a veterinary surgeon in Alnwick, Northumberland, and a spokeswoman for the British Equine Veterinary Association.

“If it had been the other way around there would have been no pregnancy. It’s how nature works.”

And hybrids were invariably sterile.

Whos top of the food chain? Lion joins in with Tiger in deadly attack on man.

In 2007, Africa, Cats, chicken, crazy, Crazy news, death, exotic cats, Human survival, leopard, lion, mexico, natural world, Odd News, People, pets, Society, wild animals, World News on June 7, 2007 at 4:42 am

 

A 56 year old man in Mexico City has lost his life after a lion and tiger kept as exotic pets on the roof of a Mexican meat processing plant attacked while being fed.

Caretaker Angel Aguilar was feeding chicken to the cats when the lion swiped through the bars of a steel cage used to keep the animals, pulling him inside. The tiger then joined in the attack.

The man was still alive when paramedics arrived on scene in the neighborhood of Iztapalapa, but they could not get past the animals to treat him.

The two big cats, which had separate living quarters but came together to eat, were  kept by the plant’s owner as pets and were in good health.

After the attack, which left scraps of bloodstained clothing on the floor of the cage, the animals were sedated and the tiger’s jaws tied around a chunk of wood.

The tiger later died, apparently of suffocation, after being transported by animal protection authorities to a nearby zoo in a small container. The lion survived the journey.

     Mexico city is the second largest city in the world.