Tigons, Ligers, now Wholphins

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  1. emw macrumors G4

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    I'm sure this isn't news to many of you, but I thought it was interesting:

    Link.

    I guess this does occur occasionally in the wild as well.

    As a side note, I'm sure that USA Today meticulously checks their facts, but:

    and
    are from the same article, 2 paragraphs apart. :rolleyes:
     
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    ive never heard of a wholphin before, intersting..... i guess dolphins and whales are just as horny as us huh? :rolleyes: (ok i admit that was bad, but i dont have much to work with)
     
  3. emw thread starter macrumors G4

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    Yeah, and they can't blame alcohol! :p

    Actually, while on a nice family trip down to Florida last week, we took in a cozy dolphin show at Theater of the Sea in Islamorada (highly recommend the place, as it is not crowded and you can really get close to the animals). In this case, however, it was a little too close since apparently this is mating season or something. While waiting for the show to start, we could see the two adolescent male dolphins humping a floaty of some sort.

    Also, during the show they are supposed to swim some sort of "ballet" with the female trainer, but you could see that they were actually trying to, um, do a different kind of dance with her. Luckily my kids are 4 and 1, so couldn't really pick up on it.
     
  4. apple2991 macrumors 6502

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    The Macarena?
     
  5. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    ah, nice for that family video.....

    went to the circus last night and they had some trained ponies.....one was very happy to be there :D

    but this is the first time I've ever heard of a wholphin - makes you wonder how often it happens in the wild.

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  6. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Anybody else remember The Wuzzles?

    How long before we have real Moosels?
     
  7. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    No, and with only 13 episodes, I'm surprised you even remember them....

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  8. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i dont remember any episodes, but the drawing seem familiar.....
     
  9. emw thread starter macrumors G4

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    LOL!

    Of course, now I have that horrendous song going through my head, so I'll hate you for the rest of the day ;)
     
  10. emw thread starter macrumors G4

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    I've heard of the Wiggles, but I don't think that they're cross-bred.
     
  11. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    You could, appropriately, replace it with the Flipper theme song.
     
  12. emw thread starter macrumors G4

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    Ah, much better. But I prefer Olivia Newton-John's lesser-known Dolphin Song myself.
     
  13. jayscheuerle macrumors 68020

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    No, you're thinking of the narwhal...
     

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  15. emw thread starter macrumors G4

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    Interestingly enough, that's its tooth!
     
  16. jayscheuerle macrumors 68020

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    shhh!!!!
     
  17. wdlove macrumors P6

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    My hope is that the wolphin calf will prosper and do well. Wonder if they will have a contest to name the calf?
     

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