Friday, April 29, 2005

A surprising bit of news.

Europe's oldest hippo has been put on the pill to curb her sexual appetite and safeguard her health.

Zoo keepers were stunned to see 53-year-old Bullette energetically mate with her long-term partner Ede last week.

But vets warned that after having 20 calves, frisky Bullette is too old to give birth again, adding they were amazed she had shown any interest in sex.

Berlin Zoo spokesperson Ragnar Kuehne said vets were now giving the three-ton hippopotamus a specially prepared contraceptive pill the size of a bread roll every Friday.

My thoughts:

So thankful that someone has this serious problem all under control but, what about poor Ede?


Unknown said...

The size of a bread roll? Wow.

Erin said...

I've read and re-read this post several times...and I _still_ can't analyze my reaction to it. It's kind of along the lines of " drive...bread roll...WOW."

Valerie Dykstra said...

There was a time I could have used a pill to curb my sexual appetite. That time has passed.