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G&T ice n slice
17th May 2013, 20:12
anteater that gave birth after being kept alone in a cage for a YEAR AND A HALF | Mail Online (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2326192/anteater-gave-birth-kept-cage-YEAR-AND-A-HALF.html)

A female anteater has unexpectedly given birth at a Connecticut conservation center after her mate was separated more than half a year prior, causing officials there to wonder how the mother conceived.

How very strange; how could this happen?

BOAC
17th May 2013, 20:21
.....much different to a 'virgin birth'?

Milo Minderbinder
17th May 2013, 20:28
delayed implantation

lots of animals can do it
rabbits, hares, stoats, kangaroos to name just a few

Wholigan
17th May 2013, 20:28
He's not the Messiah, he's a very naughty boy.

tony draper
17th May 2013, 20:44
Some critters can even halt a pregnancy and re absorb the fetus if times are hard and don't look sunny on the young rearing stakes,surely there are folks in Connecticut that know this sort of stuff.
:rolleyes:

racedo
17th May 2013, 20:56
This is probably NORMAL for Connecticut as RGB will be along to tell us soon....................

Fox3WheresMyBanana
17th May 2013, 22:15
Animal Sports: A male anteater breaks the world high jump record at 7' 2".

In other news: biologists still baffled by female anteater pregnancy in pen protected by 7' fence.

Ant
17th May 2013, 22:54
... but why was the anteater kept alone in a cage for a year and a half for crying out loud??

After all, even Anteaters need some lovin'!

lomapaseo
17th May 2013, 23:29
It doesn't take rocket science to look to the keeper of the ant eater that has been taking care of it.

Can't they take DNA samples from the babbies and check them against the caretaker?

onetrack
18th May 2013, 03:30
You've got to wonder about the accuracy of the entire article when they show an aardvark in one pic, and an anteater in another! :rolleyes:

Worrals in the wilds
18th May 2013, 03:59
Maybe this guy has been giving lessons to anteaters...
http://cdn.motinetwork.net/motifake.com/image/demotivational-poster/0804/sooty-sooty-guinea-pig-demotivational-poster-1209578068.jpg

cockney steve
18th May 2013, 16:04
after her mate was separated more than [B][half a year prior/B],

I know I'm getting a bit old and senile , but the above "quotation" does NOT say "a year and a half"
lot of difference between ~6 months and ~18 months !
(irrespective of suspended gestation.

Standard Noise
18th May 2013, 17:14
Standby for three wise Meerkats bearing gold, Frankincense and Myrrh.....and maybe a wee fire ant curry for mum.:}

racedo
18th May 2013, 18:29
More like Gold, Frankenstein and a Mirror...........

G&T ice n slice
18th May 2013, 20:26
This is probably NORMAL for Connecticut as RGB will be along to tell us soon

I expect RGB would advise that no one permanently resident in CT can count to more than 25 (not enuff fingers & toes)