Skip to comments.Minnesota Zoo's moose get waterbeds for research
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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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.
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?
"Hey, baby. How 'bout we go up to my place
for a little, uh . . . research?"
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.
It’s bad for moose cheese. I’m series.
Waterbeds and a collection of Barry White CDs.
Moose bites can be very sexy...
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