Some cut-rate city councilor in western Poland is outraged that their new, sexually immature elephant isn’t doing his part to further the Christian-elephant procreation agenda yet. Apparently, the internet cares a great deal about this. It’s popped up on several news aggregators, including Reuters. Poor Ninio, a 10-year-old male African elephant, just wants to hang out with his buddies. Zookeepers are content to let him bond with other juvenile males, and have hope that he may take more interest in females once he reaches sexual maturity in a few years. According to IUCN’s Red List, African elephants are classified as “Near Threatened”. Since they’re not an endangered species, it seems this politician (like so many others) is only concerned with the bottom line, and wants the zoo’s $11 million investment in Ninio to pay off.
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