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  • A surreal legal battle over whether a monkey can own a selfie is finally over

    09/12/2017 5:12:44 AM PDT · by jmcenanly · 28 replies
    Business Insider ^ | September 12,2017 | Lindsay Dodgson
    A wildlife photographer and an animal rights group have reached a settlement in perhaps the weirdest lawsuit of the century. David Slater and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have been at loggerheads for years over who owns the rights to the famous "monkey selfie" taken by a curious macaque in 2011.
  • Loveless monkey adopts chicken at zoo

    08/25/2017 7:52:09 AM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 37 replies
    Phys.org ^ | 08/25/2017 | Unattributed
    A lonely monkey at an Israeli zoo has found a way to soothe her maternal urges: by adopting a chicken. Niv, an Indonesian black macaque, has spent the past week caressing, cleaning and playing with the bird at the Ramat Gan Safari Park near Tel Aviv. "It seems that Niv, who is four years old and has reached the age of sexual maturity, has difficulty finding a partner," the zoo's spokeswoman Mor Porat said. "This probably explains the maternal instinct she expresses to this chicken." The bird, which doesn't have a name, could easily escape through the bars but chooses...
  • The chunky monkey! Macaque nicknamed 'Uncle Fatty' gorges on tourists' food in Thailand

    04/28/2017 8:31:34 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Updated: 07:59 EDT, 28 April 2017 | Kelly Mclaughlin
    The 33lb long-tailed macaque weighs twice the normal weight of a macaque Nicknamed 'Uncle Fatty', the monkey was fed by tourists in a Bangkok market Wildlife officials took him in for a health check and monkey 'fat camp' He has been put on a strict diet and made to run a around with other animals They say the money is not sick and that they want him to return to the wild An obese monkey in Thailand is being sent to a fat camp after ballooning to twice the normal weight for his species - by gorging on food from...
  • Sixteen dead in Libya after monkey removes head scarf

    11/20/2016 11:11:34 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 202 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11/20/2016 | BNO News
    Shopkeeper's monkey pulls off girl's head scarf in Libya, sparking violent clashes; at least 16 people killed and 50 others injured.
  • Trump - the monkey was right!

    11/10/2016 8:00:18 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 15 replies
    Euronews ^ | November 11, 2016 | Catherine Hardy
    A Chinese monkey described as “king of the prophets” tipped Donald Trump to be the next US president last week. Wearing a yellow shirt emblazoned with his name – Geda – the simian seer was given the chance to pick between bananas at the Shiyan Lake Ecological Park in Changsha County. The fruit was strategically placed beside life-size cut-outs of Trump, the Republican candidate, and his Democratic challenger, Hillary Clinton. After what is described as “deliberate thought”, the mystic monkey – whose name means “knots” or “goose bumps” – chose Trump. He sealed the deal by congratulating the cardboard candidate...
  • China’s ‘monkey king’ picks Trump as next US president

    11/04/2016 7:02:41 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 24 replies
    www.samaa.tv ^ | November 4, 2016 | By: Samaa Web Desk
    SHANGHAI: A Chinese monkey has tipped Donald Trump for the US presidency, a tourism park said, after the creature successfully predicted the winner of football’s European Championship final earlier this year. Known as Geda — which means knots or goose bumps — is the latest in a series of purportedly psychic animals that have popped up around the world since Paul the Octopus correctly predicted multiple 2010 World Cup matches. The simian seer, wearing a yellow shirt emblazoned with his title, was given a chance to pick between life-sized cut-outs of Republican Trump and his Democratic challenger Hillary Clinton. After...
  • Monkey Sees A Magic Trick

    09/08/2016 12:39:35 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 25 replies
    If you're a firm believer that babies pull off the best reactions, you might want to take a look at this video — and reconsider.
  • Airport officials say monkey was ‘loose’ on Las Vegas-bound Frontier flight

    08/10/2016 6:01:58 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 37 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | August 10, 2016 | RACHEL CROSBY
    A monkey was briefly “loose” on a Las Vegas-bound Frontier flight from Ohio at one point late Tuesday, according to McCarran International Airport officials. Melissa Nunnery, a spokeswoman with the airport, couldn’t clarify what “loose” meant, but said a Frontier staffer reported to McCarran “that the monkey was loose, or got loose” briefly during the flight. It’s unclear what type of monkey it was, but Nunnery said the monkey was an emotional support animal, adding that “the passenger had all the proper paperwork to have the monkey on the plane with him.”
  • Rio's Olympic Golf Course Overrun with Capybaras and Crocodiles Days Ahead of Summer Games

    08/06/2016 3:22:56 PM PDT · by C19fan · 55 replies
    People ^ | August 4, 2016 | Tiare Dunlap
    With many of the world's top golfers having already bowed out of this year's Olympic Games, those intrepid athletes brave enough to make the trip to Rio may be counting on an easier path to victory. While it's true that the likes of Jason Day, Jordan Speith and Dustin Johnson won't be a threat to the attending golfers' Olympic hopes this year, capybaras, mini crocodiles, monkeys, boa constrictors and other native wildlife will. The course that will host Olympic golf next Thursday is located in western Rio's Barra da Tijuca, an upscale neighborhood situated between two large lakes and on...
  • Drunk monkey brandishing huge knife terrorises bar in booze-fuelled rampage after necking rum dregs

    02/19/2016 7:10:28 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 48 replies
    Mirror ^ | 2/18/16 | Jon Livesey
    A video shows the little capuchin attacking the roof of the bar with the foot-long kitchen knife after chasing after drinkers Customers at a bar were given an almighty fright when a drunk monkey snatched a kitchen knife and started chasing them after downing leftover rum. The little capuchin - a breed known for their temper - apparently turned aggressive after helping itself to dregs of rum in the bar. Picking up the foot-long blade, the animal reportedly set about terrorising punters at the bar in Paraiba, Brazil.
  • Sacramento Kings scrap Chinese New Year of the Monkey T-shirt giveaway for ... racially insensitive

    02/03/2016 4:38:59 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 20:11 EST, 2 February 2016 | Alexandra Klausner
    The Sacramento Kings basketball team had to cancel giving away Lunar New Year shirts celebrating the Year of the Monkey on Monday after a player noted the shirts could be deemed offensive during Black History month. Bucks TV analyst Marques Johnson says he was called into a conversation player DeMarcus Cousins was having with the Kings operations team over the controversial shirt. 'I walk into the building and DeMarcus Cousins calls me over to an animated discussion he's having with Kings operations people. He [asks] me, "Olskool, what you think about this T-shirt? Told him a little insensitive on first...
  • Sacramento Kings Pull ‘Year Of The Monkey’ Shirts On First Day Of Black History Month

    02/02/2016 9:03:40 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 56 replies
    C-BS Sacramento ^ | 1FEB2016 | Kyle Buis
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) - The Sacramento Kings scrapped plans for a T-shirt giveaway at the last-minute on Monday after DeMarcus Cousins reportedly objected to them. The shirts were part of the Sacramento Kings' celebration of the Lunar New Year in February. The shirts depicted a purple monkey symbolizing the year of the monkey in the Chinese New Year in the team's color. The giveaway seems to have been unfortunately planned as Monday was the first day of Black History Month. Referring to African-Americans as monkeys or lower forms of primates has been considered racist, and a shirt with a monkey on...
  • Christmas Eve 2015: Mele Kalikimaka!

    12/24/2015 6:02:02 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-24-2015 | MOTUS
    I give up; I can’t keep up with the ever shifting sands of racism and political correctness. One day Santa is okay, butt his sidekick, Black Pete is unacceptable. The next day it’s Santa who’s unacceptable: too white, fat, too privileged:In the twinkle of an eye, only black guys matter:And then of course there’s the monkey controversy: first, all monkeys are deemed racist,…until they aren’t.Honestly, this new world order is a nightmare; like being trapped in an Ikea store at Christmas time. Anyway, we’ll sort through all this next year. For now, it’s Christmas Eve and everyone’s busy, busy, busy. So,...
  • When animal experts attack: Zookeepers caught in love triangle

    12/07/2015 8:17:05 AM PST · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 44 replies
    Fox ^ | Oct 15, 2015 (not so new) | AP
    LONDON – A former meerkat expert at London Zoo has been ordered to pay compensation to a monkey handler she attacked with a wine glass in a love spat over a llama-keeper. A judge at Westminster Magistrates' Court said Wednesday that Caroline Westlake must pay 800 pounds ($1,235) to Kate Sanders for assaulting her in a dispute over colleague Adam Davies, who had dated both women.
  • Utah researcher: The louder the howler monkey, the smaller its testicles

    10/22/2015 11:11:42 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 60 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 10/22/2015 | By RICH KANE
    A University of Utah researcher co-authored a study released Thursday that reveals size does indeed matter — at least when it comes to howler monkey testicles. Primatologist Leslie Knapp, professor and chair of the university's Department of Anthropology, found that the smaller a howler monkey's testicles are, the deeper and louder his mating calls. Overcompensating? Perhaps. The monkeys with the deeper howls also had larger hyoid bones, which enable them to have some of the loudest voices in the animal kingdom, an eardrum-busting call that's been compared to a tiger's roar. They don't "howl" in the way your dog might,...
  • Monkey should own copyright on selfies, PETA argues

    09/22/2015 9:05:36 AM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 38 replies
    AP via Boston Globe ^ | 22 September 2015 | David Crary
    A macaque monkey who took now-famous selfie photographs should be declared the copyright owner of the photos, rather than the nature photographer who positioned the camera, animal-rights activists contend in a novel lawsuit filed Tuesday. The suit was filed in federal court in San Francisco by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. It seeks a court order allowing PETA to administer all proceeds from the photos for the benefit of the monkey, which it identified as 6-year-old Naruto, and other crested macaques living in a reserve on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. The photos were taken during a 2011...
  • "THERE ARE MONKEYS OF JEWISH ORIGIN; NONE DENY THIS WHO BELIEVE IN THE QURAN"

    08/27/2015 2:28:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    F ^ | 08/27/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
      Critics of Islam are often accused of bigotry. The accusers tend to overlook the kind of crazy racism that Islam teaches. And we are talking really, really crazy racism. (via Religion of Peace) Al-Mosharraf, whose Elaph blog posts often contain anti-Semitic overtones, argues that some monkeys are Jews whom Allah punished for desecrating the Sabbath, as is told in the Quran. He included numerous photos of macaque monkeys in his post, and pointed out the similarities between their behavior and Jewish behavior. Sure. Who can forget the time that six Muslim armies were defeated by an army of...
  • Newest Unknown Monkey 'Found' (Meet the 'Titis')

    08/23/2015 11:10:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Saturday, August 22, 2015
    An undated handout photo obtained on August 20, 2015 shows a Callicebus urubambensis or Urubamba brown titi monkey on the left bank of the Río Urubamba, near the Colonia Penal del Sepa, Peru. (AFP) For nearly a century the carcass of a small, reddish-brown monkey from South America gathered dust in a windowless backroom of the American Natural History Museum in New York City. Like a morgue corpse in a drawer with the wrong toe tag, it was a victim of mistaken identity. No one realised during all those years that it was, in fact, a specimen of an unknown...
  • Feds Inspect Fla. Monkey Farm at PETA's Behest

    06/01/2015 8:26:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investigating a monkey breeding facility in southwest Florida after an animal welfare group said an undercover worker found sick and injured monkeys living in inhumane and unsanitary conditions. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals released a video Monday purporting to show conditions at Primate Products Inc. in Hendry County. PETA spokesman Dan Paden said the video was taken by a PETA employee who was hired to work undercover at the facility. PETA first gave the video exclusively to The Associated Press. After meeting with PETA, inspectors from the USDA's Animal and Plant Health...
  • Illegal pet monkey bites woman at bank, seized by ACS

    01/30/2015 9:53:36 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    KSAT ^ | January 30, 3015 | By RJ Marquez
    SAN ANTONIO - Officials with Animal Care Services seized a juvenile Macaque Monkey Thursday morning after it reportedly bit a woman at a North Side bank. According to an ACS press release, the monkey's owner apparently brought the animal into the bank last week where the primate bit a female employee. The animal was also unrestrained. The owner reportedly fled with the monkey after the incident, ACS officials said.