Monster Blog Wednesday is back in full swing. This week? Well, this week we offer up our choices for exotic pets. Simple right? NOPE. Here’s the kicker: We are counting extinct animals in our selections. Got yours? No? That’s ok, take a look at our picks for inspiration.
Large, Majestic, and hairy, The Wooly Mammoth is my perfect spirit animal and pet! I really have no idea what these guys were like but I bet they were loyal as hell. Loyalty is one of the main personality traits i look for in a beast-friend. Secondly, this guy is is instant transportation. I will immediately be selling my car after this guy comes to live with me. Yeah, I might be late for everything I ever go to, but are you going to really hold it against me when I show up on a Wooly?
PS- His name is Pete. Human names are hilarious for animals.
I’ve always had a fascination with Rhinos for no apparent reason, so that’s as good a reason as any to pick it as my exotic pet. I also feel like Rhinoceros are discriminated against in pop culture. Would it kill Disney to create a sassy Rhinoceros character? The ultimate slap in the face came during the movie Madagascar; you picked a zebra over a rhino, Disney? Are you high? I’m hoping through my fictional adoption that the perception of Rhinos will go from “oh God I’m going to die” to “man that Rhino is sassy!”.
…A paleontological expedition from the Research Institute of Applied Ecology of the North, North-Eastern Federal University, and the Russian Geographical Society discovered a female mammoth in a remarkably good state of preservation in the Novosibirsk archipelago in Siberia. North-Eastern Federal University has partnered with controversial South Korean cloning scientist Hwang Woo-Suk (who was found to have faked data involving a procedure to clone human embryonic stem cells) for a mammoth-cloning effort… – CNet
Scanning through my G+ feed this morning I stumbled across this article and I immediately got a science hard-on. A Woolly Mammoth just chilling (quite literally) in Siberia. The ancient giant is so well intact that its muscle tissue and blood almost perfectly preserved. “The fragments of muscle tissues, which we’ve found out of the body, have a natural red color of fresh meat” (Full article here) This of course led me to one interesting thought…..Mammoth Chili! No, I kid, i kid. Cloning of course! and these researchers had the same idea. So much so, they are enlisting the help of cloning “bad-boy” Hwang Woo-Suk (What a name) to help them out. So what does this mean for the future? It means that I am going to have a Woolly Mammoth, Kevin, to help guard my collection of Ferraris.
P.S. Do I smell a real life Jurassic Park?