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Minnesota Zoo's moose get waterbeds for research
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Posted on 08/25/2012 5:28:15 PM PDT by TurboZamboni
The moose at the Minnesota Zoo are resting on waterbeds as part of a new research project.
Zoo conservation biologist Dr. Nick McCann says the rubber mats topped with straw may not allow heat to be conducted away from their bodies to the ground below.
He is conducting a study on the impact of heat stress on the animals. McCann says he also wants to determine if the waterbed will be better at keeping the moose cool. He says water is an excellent conductor of heat.
Two of the zoo's five holding area stalls were outfitted with waterbeds.
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TOPICS: Cheese, Moose, Sister; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: cheese; mn; moose; waterbeds
A well-rest moose is less likely to bite your sister.They might want to try a Select Comfort and see what their sleep number is.
Well at least they’re only a few years behind the dairy farmers.
Maybe they could get answers from them?
Oh, wait, what am I thinking? There’s no money in that.
posted on 08/25/2012 5:36:57 PM PDT
(Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
Which a**hole congressman provided the Grant money for this act of stupidity?
Another liberal global warming farce and wasted tax dollars. This seems cruel for the moose. Where is PETA when we really need them?
posted on 08/25/2012 6:07:06 PM PDT
(Rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated)
"Hey, baby. How 'bout we go up to my place
for a little, uh . . . research?"
posted on 08/25/2012 6:11:18 PM PDT
by Hunton Peck
(Life, liberty, property, and the means to defend them.)
I am glad to see someone is taking this crisis seriously, I have been concerned about the impact of heat stress on Moose for a very long time.
posted on 08/25/2012 7:27:14 PM PDT
( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
It’s bad for moose cheese. I’m series.
I love my waterbed but it has to be heated.
posted on 08/26/2012 8:51:06 AM PDT
by Lady Jag
(If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat. - Reagan)
To: Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!; JoeProBono; Daffynition
Waterbeds and a collection of Barry White CDs.
Moose bites can be very sexy...
posted on 08/27/2012 12:13:23 AM PDT
by a fool in paradise
(Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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