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Not bananas again! Monkey reacts with anger after opening his oh so predictable Christmas present
Daily Mail ^ | 8 December 2012

Posted on 12/09/2012 7:05:31 PM PST by nickcarraway

Excitement turns to deflation as rhesus monkey gets same old gift

Open-mouthed with excitement, this monkey looked like any child on Christmas morning as he got stuck into opening his presents at Longleat Safari Park.

What was going to be inside the wrapping paper? Some berries? Strawberries? Anything to break the monotony of his daily diet of bananas, surely.

But as he ripped the wrapping away, his faced turned to shock and then apparent horror as the awful truth was revealed - there was to be no respite.

Despite having to make do with yet more bananas, it wasn't all bad news - the rhesus monkey and his friends were given Santa signs to play with.

They seemed happy as they monkeyed around and took it in turns to run around with and hide behind the signs.

The cheeky mammals weren't the only ones to receive gifts, with the safari park's gorillas not left out.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Food; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: banana; christmas; monkey
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In this troubled economy, maybe personal shopper for monkeys, is a potential new career.

Also, what denomination are these monkeys that they celebrate Christmas so early?

1 posted on 12/09/2012 7:05:39 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

All I wanted from Santa was a banana, but instead I got another iPad.
2 posted on 12/09/2012 7:17:15 PM PST by hole_n_one
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3 posted on 12/09/2012 7:18:53 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: nickcarraway

At least it wasn’t fruitcake.


4 posted on 12/09/2012 7:23:15 PM PST by arderkrag (An Unreconstructed Georgian, Forever in Rebellion.)
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To: nickcarraway

I know how that monkey feels. That picture brings back childhood memories of getting socks.

Take a kid to the store and buy him socks. Don’t wrap them and put them under the Christmas tree.


5 posted on 12/09/2012 7:25:33 PM PST by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Fair is a place you go to eat cotton candy and step in monkey poop)
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To: nickcarraway
If you click that link, make sure not to click on the link about the horrors of Meth. That first young lady's transformation over 3 years is going to give me nightmares!
6 posted on 12/09/2012 7:31:05 PM PST by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse
I know how that monkey feels. That picture brings back childhood memories of getting socks.

LOL!

7 posted on 12/09/2012 7:32:45 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: nickcarraway
Better question, why are these poor monkeys being forced to celebrate Christmas at all? Shouldn't some more politically correct options be on the table? Like festivus or solstice?

/sarc

8 posted on 12/09/2012 7:33:34 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

I’m 68. It was a real big deal getting new socks. Remember, back then...we mended them. Who does that today??


9 posted on 12/09/2012 7:34:35 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: hole_n_one

Who gives out ipods full of 0bama's speeches for Christmas?

10 posted on 12/09/2012 7:35:29 PM PST by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

They need to steer clear of Kwanzaa, that’s for sure.


11 posted on 12/09/2012 7:36:52 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse
Hell, I still get that feeling. I get a most distinct glow of holiday cheer when I see a present for me that isn't some article of clothing.

I'm that grown guy semi-surruptitiously peering at the nametags on the cool toys to see if, by some miracle, its for me and not little Timmy.

12 posted on 12/09/2012 7:37:18 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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13 posted on 12/09/2012 7:38:49 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Sacajaweau
You only get cool stuff until you stop believing in Santa Claus. Then you get socks and underwear.

It's a rule.

14 posted on 12/09/2012 7:41:52 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Sacajaweau
I still darn the wool socks when needed.

What? I forget to clip my toenails sometimes.

/johnny

15 posted on 12/09/2012 7:42:13 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: arderkrag
At least it wasn't’t fruitcake.<<<

Shuuush!...an old fashioned “heavy” fruitcake in a fancy Christmas can has a longer shelf life than any precooked food known to man!

16 posted on 12/09/2012 7:42:53 PM PST by M-cubed
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To: nickcarraway; Daffynition
It could have been worse.


17 posted on 12/09/2012 7:44:35 PM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: hole_n_one
That looks a LOT like my youngest grandson. Except he uses linux tablets.

/johnny

18 posted on 12/09/2012 7:44:35 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

I think the reporter made a mistake. It’s Hanukkah, that’s why the monkeys were getting presents. Bananas sounds more like a first or second night of Hanukkah present.


19 posted on 12/09/2012 7:44:38 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Revolting cat!
You ol' softy, you........


20 posted on 12/09/2012 7:46:03 PM PST by hole_n_one
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