Toddler mauled to death at Pittsburgh Zoo

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  1. Catsi

    Catsi New Member

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    Terribly tragic situation. Poor little boy. :( And so horrific for the bystanders. I have no words really.

    I'm almost embarrassed to tell this story as I may be tarnished by association.

    We have a local loggerhead turtle rookery here where I live and a few years ago a ranger was bitten by a turtle. Got in the way of the turtle while she was laying and for all I know it wasn't even a deliberate bite. Maybe their mouth's open and shut while laying - I wouldn't know. Some bright spark wrote into the local paper asking why, if pet dogs get pts, why wasn't this turtle?

    Umm... yeah... ok then.
     
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    They don't necessarily need to go on display at their new home. I'd be totally happy with them going to a private facility as long as they remain part of the species survival plan.
     
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    Psyfalcon Fishies!

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    CITES deals primarily with animals threatened by trade. These are mostly threatened my habitat destruction and grazing. They are IUCN listed though.
     

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