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Houston Zoo a herpes hot spot?
www.khou.com ^ | 12-5-07 | Brad Woodard

Posted on 12/05/2007 4:59:59 PM PST by dynachrome

If ever there was an exhibit with an awe factor at the Houston Zoo, it would have to be the elephants.

Mac, the newest attracting, is now just over a year old.

Cute, sure. But there’s something else about these elephants that isn’t readily apparent – something which, in the future, may or may not become a problem.

“It’s latent. Some animals manifest it. Others live for a long time with it, like our bull elephant and our female,” Zoo Director Rick Barongi said.

“It” is a deadly elephant version of the herpes

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine; Music/Entertainment; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: elephants; herpes; houston; zoo
Were these elephants bought from Michael Jackson's collection?
1 posted on 12/05/2007 5:00:03 PM PST by dynachrome
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To: dynachrome

You mean, the bull....was not praticin’ “safe sex?”....../sarc off


2 posted on 12/05/2007 5:04:37 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (just b/c your paranoid, doesn't mean they're NOT out to get you....Run, FRed, Run. :^)
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To: 1riot1ranger; Action-America; Aggie Mama; Alkhin; Allegra; American72; antivenom; Antoninus II; ...

Houston PING


3 posted on 12/05/2007 5:12:19 PM PST by weegee (End the Bush-Bush-Bush-Clinton/Clinton-Clinton/Clinton-Bush-Bush-Clinton/Clinton Oligarchy 1980-2012)
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To: Eaker
“It” is a deadly elephant version of the herpes

Yeah, yeah.

But the sheeps are as pure as the driven snow.

4 posted on 12/05/2007 5:15:29 PM PST by humblegunner (My KungFu is ten times power.)
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To: weegee

Thanks for the hugh ping.

;-)


5 posted on 12/05/2007 6:02:56 PM PST by pax_et_bonum (Always finish what you st)
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To: dynachrome

Ask the elephant advocate, Mr. Schobert.


6 posted on 12/06/2007 6:52:08 AM PST by Jaded ("I have a mustard- seed; and I am not afraid to use it."- Joseph Ratzinger)
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To: dynachrome
New herpes strain killed young Hansa (elephant at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, July 2007).
7 posted on 12/06/2007 9:42:42 AM PST by Sopater (A wise man's heart inclines him to the right, but a fool's heart to the left. ~ Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: dynachrome

They better stock up. I'm not sure what the dosing for an elephant would be.

8 posted on 12/06/2007 9:46:52 AM PST by CougarGA7 (I'm supporting a Conservative not a RINO http://www.gohunter08.com/)
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To: dynachrome

Herpes Hot Spot

Title phrase of the day.
9 posted on 12/06/2007 6:46:48 PM PST by Jeff Chandler ("Liberals want to save the world for the children they aren't having." -Mark Steyn)
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