Tuesday, October 23, 2007

An explanation for baldness

At the zoo the other day, we encountered a very good explanation for baldness among monkeys, I mean Golden Lion Tamarins (who knows the difference anyway?) This is what the sign says:

Our male Golden Lion Tamarin's baldness is a sign that he is a good father. His hair loss is from transporting babies and being groomed by his family. The veterinary staff has performed a full exam on him and he is in good health. Most of his hair will grow back when he is no longer carrying around babies, but he will always be a little bald due to the grooming by the rest of the group.
We just thought this was great! Good father = baldness. I'd also like to set the record straight by clarifying that although Chris is bald, he is in excellent health. So should we anticipate that Chris's hair will grow back when all our babies are grown? I doubt it. If he had hair at all, I'm sure by then it would have turned grey from dealing with teenagers.

3 comments:

Elizabeth said...

It is always nice to know that there is a reason for such things. :)

Nancy Sabina said...

That's hysterical. Now if only there was a sign on the Hippo tank explaining how she eats brownies every day because it makes her a better mother. Then I would be truly content.

michal & david coombs said...

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha...i am laughing hysterically and silently in the computer lab