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Old Thu, Jan-10-19, 14:25
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Default No more bananas for Down Under monkeys

To the surprise of no one here, I am sure:

Australian Zoo Says Fruit Is Now Too Sugary for Its Animals

Monkeys at Australia's Melbourne Zoo have been put on a banana-free diet because selective breeding of the fruit has made it too sugary, the zoo's head vet told The Sydney Morning Herald. It's not just the monkeys that are being restricted, either. Other animals at the zoo were becoming obese and suffering from rotted teeth, and ultra-sweet fruit was identified as the culprit.

I was reading recently that Johnny Appleseed wasn't planting all those apple trees because he loved eating them. He loved drinking them! They were considered too sour for hand fruit, but a great source for cider making.

At Melbourne Zoo, the primates and red pandas have developed quite a sweet tooth. It's not unusual for the animals to eat all of their fruit while leaving other foods untouched. In an attempt to introduce a healthier diet, zookeepers have started feeding the red pandas bits of pear mixed with "panda pellets" containing all the nutrients and minerals they need. Other animals have had their fruit swapped out for leafy greens.

It's a mammal drug for sure, isn't it?
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That's why he was Johnny AppleSEED, and not AppleCUTTING! No guarantee what kind of apple you will get when you plant a seed, and the best cider is made with a mixture of different apples.
I wonder if the Melbourne Zoo change of diet for the animals in the cages will be extrapolated to a change of diet for the animals outside, meaning humans.
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