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Wanted: treadmill for an elephant - humor


Maggie, the 22 year-old African elephant, has been a dweller of the Alaska Zoo since 1983. The Zoo freshly categorical that Maggie needs nicer quarters, more attention, and a treadmill. She weighs 9,100 pounds and does not get an adequate amount exercise, above all at some stage in the long Alaskan frost months.

Alaska Zoo officials debated this past year about whether to keep Maggie. She has been the only elephant in the zoo since 1997 when her companion of 14 years, Annabelle, died. Some experts deem that in order to be good for you and happy a zoo elephant be supposed to be part of a small herd of 3 or more.

The Zoo's elephant board categorical that the risks of heartbreaking Maggie out of state and of completely altering her life were too great. Besides, she seems happy here and she has a accustomed "herd" in Alaska already. Frequent Zoo officials, being handlers and exercisers, and customary go to regularly visitors spend many hours a day with her.

In order to add to Maggie's comfort and health, zoo officials certain to give Maggie's breathing quarters softer terrazzo and advance ventilation. Zoo staff will also add to the come to of hours that they spend with Maggie from 8 hours daily to 12 to 16 hours daily.

Finally, the Zoo will help Maggie get more year-round application and lose weight. They will acquire an elephant-sized treadmill. However, insignificant person has ever calculated or built an elephant treadmill. Designs are being urbanized now, but if you have any good ideas bring them forward.

Then stand in line at the back me to watch Maggie work out on her new treadmill.

Can you dream the elephant-sized earpiece and iPod that she'll need?


Garry Gamber is a community drill coach and entrepreneur. He writes articles about real estate, fitness and nutrition, and internet dating services. He is the owner of http://www. Anchorage-Homes. com and http://www. TheDatingAdvisor. com.


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