Why do people want so badly to believe this fake story is true?
The point is that we’re a fact-driven, science-based publication. Telling the truth is our business.
We still appreciate some good sarcasm though. Some of the Facebook commenters nailed it:
—Jesse L.: “I saw a mammoth in the woods the other day. It’s really great to see they’re making a return, really great.”
—Tim H.: “I saw a Velociraptor yesterday. She was solving a Rubik's cube.”
—Andrew F.: “My cats and dogs grew opposable thumbs during quarantine, and now they like to play chamber music.”
And humor site The Onion poked fun at the viral phenomenon with a satire piece about thousands of formerly endangered white rhinos flooding New York City.
Readers, I have a request: