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besitai2007
17-01-2013, 08:14 PM
China charges all countries that wish to borrow their pandas for display at local zoos. Read http://www.thesundaily.my/news/590864. Wah! We are so overflowing with cash to spend RM30 million for the next 10 years for this "privilege". Not sure if it is RM30 million annually. If the pandas bear cubs (which I doubt they will) govenment has to fork out RM1.9 million some more. It doesn't make sense to display cold climate animals here, including polar bears, as their upkeep will be expensive as they will require special controlled environment facilities. Zoo negara is supposed to pay from their budget. Can ah?

logicman
17-01-2013, 10:41 PM
Can. Per visit per person Rm50.00. Estimated 1,000,000 visitor per year gives zoo a revenue of RM50mil. Now got new zoo keeper who can understand animal problem, so no problem.

SiangMalam
18-01-2013, 02:46 AM
And we have to go to Sipilok to hug our own Orang Utan haha...

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leonardchin
18-01-2013, 03:53 PM
What happens if the Panda die lah? Have to pay compensation or not? :eek:

Tham
23-01-2013, 07:08 AM
Frankly, there's nothing to see at the zoo. I haven't been there since
my schooldays in the 70s.

Most of those of my generation have the impression that the animals
there look half dead.

And pandas are damn boring, sissy, stupid-looking and spoilt animals anyway.


Use that $30 million to save your environment. With the way those ignorant,
ill-informed idiots in your friendly state development boards are plundering
and carving out your country's landscape with deforestation/excavation, all
in the name of industrializaion, housing, "development" and "progress", it's a
matter of time before an environmental and ecological disaster ensues.

The dramatic changes in the weather here over the last 30 years are not just
due to "global warming", but the irresponsible, irreparable and irreversible
damage above.

These idiots think that their "great developmental projects" are a symbol of the
country's prosperity and progress.

Just take a look at Sri Hartamas, for example, where I work. Half the countryside's
greenery has been wiped off the face of the map over the last two decades for the
sake of "development" - Dutamas, Nusantara, etc .

Rhiga
24-01-2013, 07:35 PM
And pandas are damn boring, sissy, stupid-looking and spoilt animals anyway.



I guess all those kept in one side of the chairs in parliament match your description... with the exception that they produce more noise and animation than pandas in the zoo... :rolleyes:

kwchang
24-01-2013, 08:14 PM
Actually this exchange of national animals are part of the diplomatic policies of various countries. In it are tied in to various unwritten understandings which include balance of trade, business and a lot of other things that are mutually beneficial. When China opened her doors to the world, many super-powers were also trying to get these Panda ambassadors. In reality, these are "small" investments for better diplomatic and inter-nation exchanges

tupai
24-01-2013, 09:46 PM
heard of elephants being exchanged for orangutans, in exchange for tiger sharks...bwt govts agencies:cool:
for zoos and aquariums. No news here.:cool:

if only we can exchange politicians and have them all displayed at the zoos...i'd gladly pay Rm150 per tix to feed 'em dead flies.

Yang Bayar top$ TIUxlatotupai:cool:

camry32
25-01-2013, 01:14 PM
heard of elephants being exchanged for orangutans, in exchange for tiger sharks...bwt govts agencies:cool:
for zoos and aquariums. No news here.:cool:

if only we can exchange politicians and have them all displayed at the zoos...i'd gladly pay Rm150 per tix to feed 'em dead flies.

Yang Bayar top$ TIUxlatotupai:cool:

Yes great idea - I will gladly feed them dead frogs :D:laugh: