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    Hippo on the run - hot news

    Thais hunt for missing hippo

    Hippopotamus. File photo.

    CHIANG MAI: -- Thailand's Chiang Mai Night Safari has launched a search and rescue operation for a baby hippopotamus that went missing from the zoo's veterinary hospital last week, media reports said Sunday. The baby hippo was last seen in hospital on Thursday, soaking in a tub of water, the Bangkok Post said.

    A security guard assigned to watch the hippo fell asleep and when he awoke the animal was gone.

    Hospital staff found tracks leading to a nearby forest in the Chiang Mai Night Safari, which covers 127.6 hectares.

    Officials dispatched 100 people to search for the hippo, but prospects of its survival are deemed low in light of the animal's youth and poor health.

    The zoo, situated about 650 kilometres north of Bangkok, has been the target of criticism for poor management and mistreatment of animals in the past.

    Simply unbelievable. Feel free to milk this as you wish.

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    Re: Hippo on the run - hot news

    I thought this was about Hippo, the poster.

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    Re: Hippo on the run - hot news

    Aha

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    Re: Hippo on the run - hot news

    I told him not to use that fake degree.

    Thailand only looks like a zoo I said.

    Faith, by itself, isn't a good enough reason to believe. Instead, a belief must be defensible through reason, logic, and evidence.
    The idea that faith is somehow justified by the fact that the beliefs cannot be proven is a truly Orwellian position to adopt - not to mention intellectually and ethically dangerous.

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    Re: Hippo on the run - hot news

    I thought it was about our Hippo and the degree also
    Daniel Bedingfield claimed that his new album is what it would sound like if Sting, Stevie Wonder and Micheal Jackson were in a basement together - I haven't got the album so I'll have to imagine the sound of a blind bloke and a Geordie kicking the shit out of a pedophile.

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    Re: Hippo on the run - hot news

    100 people to search 300 acres for a Hippo.

    The odds aren't looking good
    When being run out of town, get in front of the crowd and make it appear like a parade.

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    Re: Hippo on the run - hot news

    It's probably hiding amongst the elephants.

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    Re: Hippo on the run - hot news

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnh View Post
    A security guard assigned to watch the hippo fell asleep and when he awoke the animal was gone.
    And who was assigned to close and lock the gate to the pen upon leaving?

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnh View Post
    The zoo, situated about 650 kilometres north of Bangkok, has been the target of criticism for poor management and mistreatment of animals in the past.
    No way. Poor management and animal cruelty??? Certainly not in Thailand.

    Hey Johnh, might we get a link to the source?
    Last edited by crew; 7th December 2009 at 13:15. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Re: Hippo on the run - hot news

    Link as requested.

    How the fuck can you not be disturbed by an escaping hippo? Unless of course, the hippo tiptoed past the Somchai the sleeping guard.

    Thais Hunt For Missing Hippo At Chiang Mai Night Safari - Thailand Forum

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    Re: Hippo on the run - hot news

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnh View Post
    Feel free to milk this as you wish.
    If it's a female hippo, it is probably too young to milk and if it's male - that ain't milk!

    Quote Originally Posted by Welshman View Post
    I thought this was about Hippo, the poster.
    So did I! I know I'm getting older but...

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    Re: Hippo on the run - hot news

    R.I.P


    CHIANG MAI : A baby hippopotamus reported missing from Chiang Mai Night Safari has been found dead in a sewer.

    The animal was discovered just 100m from the room at the veterinary hospital at the zoo from where it disappeared a week ago.

    The ailing hippo was under 24-hour watch as it was being treated for an unknown condition but zoo authorities said the guard assigned to the task fell asleep.

    Fifty zoo staff members and police conducted a week-long search of the 819-rai zoo area before a police team using a sniffer dog found the body of the three-week old female yesterday.

    Police said it appeared to have been dead for several days.

    The zoo has just 10 hippopotamuses - the dead infant was the newest member of the group. Sadly, it died before it was given a name.

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    Re: Hippo on the run - hot news

    Gross incompetence.

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    Re: Hippo on the run - hot news

    Despicable. Zoos suck anyway...they're just jails...

    People who care for sick animals..fine..but to keep them caged up like that..

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    Re: Hippo on the run - hot news

    That's really sad.

    And it took them a whole week to think of using a sniffer dog!

    Sadly, it died before it was given a name.
    What a ****ing unbelievable comment!

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    Re: Hippo on the run - hot news

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrille View Post
    What a ****ing unbelievable comment!
    Not for Thailand me man. Not for Thailand

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