Does anyone have a large backyard?

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Feb 9th, 2006, 11:30 AM
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Does anyone have a large backyard?

http://www.sanparks.org/groups/tenders/white-rhino.php

South Africa National Parks is auctioning 20 white rhinos tomorrow.
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Feb 9th, 2006, 11:39 AM
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I know, how about all of us here chip in together, buy an old game farm somewhere (perhaps TZ?) or put in an offer in on one of these:

http://www.tanzaniaparks.com/news.htm

Thus providing more local employment and providing each of the investers a free place to stay when in Tanzania...

Hey, said in just but anyone really fancy doing it?

Matt (with his head in the clouds...;-))
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Feb 9th, 2006, 11:41 AM
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Said in jest not just...
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Feb 9th, 2006, 11:46 AM
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is 1 acre enough? he could sleep in the greenhouse, but I'd have to check the covenants and restrictions of my community association...don't think they mention rhinos...
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Feb 9th, 2006, 11:52 AM
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I dunno. My niece wants a pony. This may be more animal than she's counting on. On the other hand, we wouldn't have to worry about burglars anymore.

How much do they eat? And, more importantly, how much manure are we talking about?
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Feb 9th, 2006, 02:56 PM
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Auctioning Rhinos, they actually give Elephants away. Some friends were involved in the transportation of a breeding herd to a game park in the eastern cape. KNP give you the Elephants, you have to provide the transport. (And a suitable home obviously!)
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Feb 9th, 2006, 03:02 PM
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You know when I first glanced at the url thit_cho provided, I thought it said "tender white rhinos."

Mmm, delicious.

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Feb 10th, 2006, 01:40 AM
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The only problem is that these are *herd* animals. One only just won't do...
 
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Feb 10th, 2006, 03:39 AM
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My town prohibits farm animals - but I think either rhino or elephant would be OK since I do not consider them farm animals.
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Feb 10th, 2006, 07:35 AM
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Naivette in full glory here...but is this for real or why don't they relocate these animals to, say...Zambia?

Thanks in advance for enlightening me...
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Feb 10th, 2006, 07:57 AM
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I believe they are generally sold to private reserves within South Africa. I would expect that a Zambian operator could bid for a rhino, but where would it go -- there is still poaching in the Zambian parks and I doubt they would pay the high price for a rhino only to have him turned into a Yemini knife handle.
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Feb 10th, 2006, 07:57 AM
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Because given Zambia's poaching issues, that would be a death sentence.
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Feb 10th, 2006, 08:41 AM
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Like I said, naive..... I had hoped poaching was under better control by now. Let's hope someday rhino will again roam safely in Zambia...and elswhere.

Thanks you two!
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