Animals Diets

Hello World,

I recently read a report about the utterly cool Koala Bear, which stated that the eucalyptus tree (which is the Koalas only food source) has been slowly absorbing higher levels of Co2 which in turn depletes the nutritional value of the leaves.

My question is this:

Why are they forced to exclusively eat this plant? How in the world did G. miss this? Certainly there are other less pleasant animals he could have punished.

There is only one solution to this problem as I see it, and that is to genetically modify the Koala to be able to process a more diverse food menu.

It wouldn’t take that much effort in the grand scheme of things, and we could certainly learn a lot in the meantime. I think we should do it for all cool animals like the panda who only eats bamboo shoots, or the monarch butterfly who only eats milkweed.

When we discover the cure for all of our really virulent diseases, we should spend all of the surplus cash on making the lives of animals better. Yes I know “Spare Cash” is like an oxymoron, but it seems to me like the right thing to do.

Just to put things into perspective: Can you imagine eating PB&J sandwiches for the rest of your life? You’d have to eat a whole bunch of them to stay healthy. And your bound to miss a few key vitamins along the way.

This is an easy fix to save some cool animals.

Until time where my topic will be: The Displacement Button

Sincerely

Mr. Black

~ by fblack2 on May 10, 2008.

2 Responses to “Animals Diets”

  1. Cool blog. Intruiging concepts. Keep it up! If the Koala Bear is like most of God’s creatures, it will evolve and thus its body will soon be able to tolerate foods other than the eucalyptus tree anyway. This will most likely happen before we can come up with a cure, spend spare cash, and await approval of the animal kingdom’s version of the FDA. Why is the tree absorbing more co2 anyway? Just curious.

    Thanks for writing such an uplifting blog – I needed it today!

    Peace, Light and Love,

    CordieB.

  2. The Koala can only evolve a tolerance for other foods if a) some Koalas are (genetically) better at stomaching other foods, b) these Koalas have more offspring and c) enough nutrients palatable to the Koala are available to allow for at least a replacement reproductive rate.

    However, I think it would be easier for us to just engineer the Eucalyptus trees to ensure they stay nutritious for the Koala. It’s probably easier than trying to change the digestive system of the Koala.

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