Lioness adopts a baby oryx!

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  1. Max Leung

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    Nice story, but I think you're mistaking "maternal instinct" for "emotion". Damn boy lion! Bad Kitty!
     
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    Baby oryx, yummmmm....[​IMG]
     
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    Hmmm, can I stuff one into a 2.5gal aquarium??? [​IMG]
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    I should say that I agree with Scott - this sounds more like a displaced maternal instinct. Such cases are not common, but not unheard of either.
     
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    Now that was weird!
     
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    You mean Lexx? Eeep.
    Ok ok...maternal instincts are a dime-a-dozen!
    Notice how chicks coo over cute little animals all the time? "Oh look, that puppy with the oversized head, huge paws, short body, and baby fat is sooooooo cute!" and "Oh look at the cute little dwarf bunny, with the big head, small body, and big paws and ears!".
    Not to encourage stereotypes or anything. [​IMG]
     
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    I could swear I just saw on the news that nature took over and one of the lions consumed the antelope. Sorry!
     
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    They wern't raising it, they were FATTENING IT UP! The lions have discovered the idea of animal husbandry!
     
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    Hey Julie. I was talking about women in general...the normal ones, not the crazy wacko ones that drown their own kids in bathtubs and whatnot! (stealth happy face: [​IMG] ). Now, of course, maternal instincts seem strongest if the baby is wanted. If the mother perceives, perhaps instinctively, that she cannot take care of her offspring, than it is extremely likely that they will abandon or even murder the young. In rare cases a long-term emotional disorder (I define it as: the mother has no rational reason for abandoning the childen) will result in senseless deaths of her offspring. Stir in media frenzy, and now all mothers are suspect. [​IMG]
    The (non-human) mother may also eat the weaklings in the litter too. This saves her precious milk so that the stronger ones can survive.
    In the case of the human population, yep, it is quite possible for "chicks" (of the non-yellow-feathered kind) to not coo over anything that looks cute. Perhaps, like most men, they won't bother unless the kid shares half of their DNA! Could be a smell thing...most mammals use spell to identify their offspring...humans may not be much different.
    So yeah, there is an explanation for lack of maternal instincts, in a general, population-wide, sense. Individuals will always be different. Analogous to saying, "Dogs are typically brown or dark brown in color", with the implicit acknowledgement that the white-furred and annoyingly yappy poodle, "Fluffy", is mind-bogglingly allowed to exist!
     
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    I cannot find a single Oryx at my neighborhood grocery store. Ugh. Maybe it is too cold up here in Canada to keep them in stock!

    Do they feed ground-up-oryxes back to the oryxes, like they did/do to cows? I don't want to catch mad-oryx disease! That would suck!
     
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    I'm not really following the news... so... the lioness ate the baby oryx?
     
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    Here's a hint David: Read the original article. [​IMG]
     
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    well duh! How can I be so daft!

    ps: I read the article (partially) from a news service relay from Australia, but didn't bother reading the whole thing
     
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    Instead of making a new thread, I'll just revive this one:
    Mixed-up Lioness Adopts Another Baby Oryx:
    She's at it again!
     
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    *Ahem*
    Maternal Lioness Adopts Its Fifth Baby Antelope
     

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