09-18-2005, 03:58 PM #1
Now, jumbo to work out on treadmill
Anchorage zookeepers are installing a 16,000-pound (7.3-tonne) treadmill to keep an isolated elephant from getting fat during the long, cold Alaskan winters.
The 20-foot(6-meter)-long treadmill was designed specifically for Maggie, a 23-year-old female African elephant that has become the subject of a national debate over the proper care for captive pachyderms.
"It looks just like a big people treadmill," said Patrick Lampi, assistant director of the Alaska Zoo.
Because this is the first treadmill ever built for an elephant, zoo officials and an Idaho company studied mining equipment and treadmills used for race horses and racing camels, Lampi said.
http://sify.com/news/offbeat/fullstory.php?id=13942420Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........
Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?
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