border
sSNAKESs : Reptile Forum
 

Go Back   sSNAKESs : Reptile Forum > Community Forums > General Discussion

Notices

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-24-03, 02:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Mar-2002
Posts: 5,936
Send a message via ICQ to marisa Send a message via MSN to marisa Send a message via Yahoo to marisa
albino gorrila dies

http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/europe....ap/index.html

Now in the article is says he fathered 22 children with 3 different females, none were albino. Well DUH?!?! Of course the zoo would know why none came out albino....right?

Marisa
marisa is offline  
Login to remove ads
Old 11-24-03, 02:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
Member
 
jaybox_reptiles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul-2003
Location: Lubbock Texas
Age: 30
Posts: 574
Send a message via MSN to jaybox_reptiles
aww thats sad well were theres life theres death

Jay
__________________
Jay
Box :sun:
jaybox_reptiles is offline  
Old 11-24-03, 03:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
Dom
Member
 
Join Date: Feb-2002
Location: Ottawa
Age: 36
Posts: 2,567
Send a message via MSN to Dom
at least there is 22 hets out there lol
__________________
1.3 Coastals 6.6 Jungles
3.4 West Papuan 1.0 Bred'ls
1.1 Yellow condas 0.1 Sebea

**looking for female Bredl's python**
Dom is offline  
Old 11-24-03, 04:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Nov-2002
Location: Toronto
Age: 35
Posts: 1,405
of course the Zoo knows..... it's the reporters that dont.
V.hb is offline  
Old 11-24-03, 04:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Nov-2003
Location: Newcastle ON
Posts: 95
wow, skin cancer gets everything ,thats nasty, how to you put sunscreen on a gorilla any how?
live and die, all the rest is details...
__________________
Accept a person , for who they are.
Not for what you want them to be.
lizardmom is offline  
Login to remove ads
Old 11-24-03, 06:11 PM   #6 (permalink)
Neo
Member
 
Neo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul-2003
Location: NC
Age: 29
Posts: 755
Send a message via AIM to Neo
skin cancer especially to albinos cause they dont have dark melenin (sp).. well atleast he got to pass his genes in the pool and almost double the life expectancy of a gorilla.. r.i.p
Neo is offline  
Old 11-24-03, 06:39 PM   #7 (permalink)
Member
 
BrandonVeenstra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug-2003
Location: London,Ontario,Canada
Age: 29
Posts: 115
Country:
Send a message via MSN to BrandonVeenstra
Now Wait, with the 22 Hets as you say. Assuming they would be 100% Hets right? Would they be able to produce an albino.. or not?
BrandonVeenstra is offline  
Old 11-24-03, 06:41 PM   #8 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Mar-2002
Posts: 5,936
Send a message via ICQ to marisa Send a message via MSN to marisa Send a message via Yahoo to marisa
I think they would definitly be able to produce an albino but I am uncertain on if the zoo would interbreed family members like that. I am not sure if thats normal for gorillas or not or what.

Marisa
marisa is offline  
Old 11-24-03, 06:42 PM   #9 (permalink)
Member
 
J-Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun-2003
Location: Pittsburgh PA
Age: 31
Posts: 612
Send a message via AIM to J-Man
yes...no.... wait
__________________
1.1 Leopard Geckos
0.1 Rose Hair Tarantula
J-Man is offline  
Old 11-24-03, 07:26 PM   #10 (permalink)
Neo
Member
 
Neo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul-2003
Location: NC
Age: 29
Posts: 755
Send a message via AIM to Neo
1 out of 4 of the babies that the hets produce will be albino..i think
Neo is offline  
Login to remove ads
Old 11-24-03, 07:52 PM   #11 (permalink)
Member
 
eyespy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep-2002
Posts: 2,125
In the wild, male gorillas are forced out of the family group before they hit sexual maturity and go either solo or in bachelor groups, so I don't think they have any natural inclination towards inbreeding. International gorilla registries forbid breeding of animals more closely related than second cousin, although I wonder if an exception might be made to try and preserve the albinism gene?
__________________
The Zombie Mama is here!

http://www.thebeardedlady.org
eyespy is offline  
Old 11-24-03, 08:04 PM   #12 (permalink)
Member
 
KrokadilyanGuy3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan-2003
Location: Outside of Austin Texas
Age: 34
Posts: 851
Send a message via AIM to KrokadilyanGuy3 Send a message via Yahoo to KrokadilyanGuy3
I have my doubts that they would being Gorillas are critically endangered, which Im sure they want to have the purest possible genes of this Genus. I dont think a mutation would change anyones mind on corrupting bloodlines..
Well, good thing these guys aren't in the pet trade..
Xain

KrokadilyanGuy3 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:31 AM.

Powered by vBulletin®
©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2002-17, Hobby Solutions Inc.

right

SEO by vBSEO 3.1.0