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  • 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 ^ | 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...

    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.
  • African Golden Cat Attacks Monkeys in Rare Camera Trap Footage

    01/28/2015 3:06:16 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 17 replies ^ | January 28, 2015 | Megan Gannon
    African golden cats are hardly ever photographed in the wild. In their rare, camera-trap cameos, the cats are usually seen licking their spotted fur or innocuously inspecting the unfamiliar lens. But recently, scientists captured a much more dynamic scene: a golden cat crashing a party of red colobus monkeys in Uganda.
  • Russia Seeks to Raise its Language Profile in NK (North Korea)

    12/28/2014 2:50:46 AM PST · by Up Yours Marxists · 9 replies
    Korea Times ^ | December 28, 2014 19:36 GMT | Kim Hyo-jin
    Russia appears striving to boost the demand for its language in North Korea, amid signs that the Cold War allies try to build up strong bilateral relations. Russia's Maritime Province of Siberia donated as many as 1,400 Russian books to North Korea, the Russian news agency Interfax said Wednesday. The books vary on the subjects from Russian history, literature, culture, to language. It reported that the state government delegated the donation project to "Russkiy Mir," an orthodox cultural foundation established by Russia's president Vladimir Putin in 2007 as a vehicle for exercising soft power abroad. The foundation delivered the books...
  • US Copyright Office: We Can’t Register a Monkey Selfie… Or One Taken by a God

    08/23/2014 12:29:58 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 21 replies
    petapixel ^ | August 23,2014 | DL Cade
    In its updated 1,222-page “Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition” released yesterday, the US Copyright Office took the side of Wikimedia in their argument with nature photographer David Slater when the office wrote that they cannot register works by monkeys.
  • San Francisco Zoo Names Howler Monkey for Robin Williams

    08/12/2014 3:03:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014 | Lisa Fernandez
    Robin Williams was known for making his audiences howl. That belly-laughing spirit is behind Williams' namesake at the San Francisco Zoo, which named a Howler monkey after the comedian in June. "He's been such a friend and zoo supporter," zoo spokesman Danny Latham said on Tuesday. Williams helped an auctioneer raise money for the zoo last year, and Executive Director Tanya M. Peterson wanted to thank him with the monkey honor before his visit there two months ago. She picked the Howler, Latham said, because it was "loud and hairy," which Williams identified with "almost immediately." The zoo posted a...
  • Secret Trade in Monkey Meat That Could Unleash Ebola in UK: How an Appetite for African Delicacies

    08/03/2014 2:05:36 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2 August 2014 | Andrew Malone
    With the sun beating down on the strange and exotic-looking meats on sale — some dripping blood, some heavily smoked and impossible to identify — the sights and sounds at this London market are straight out of Africa. Skinned goat carcasses dangle overhead, blackened cow heads and lamb brains are lined up in trays, while baskets tucked in darker corners brim with yellowing strips of cured flesh. Nearby, women hawk spices, cassava and yams, as men in shacks offer cheap airline tickets to Nigeria, Ghana and Cameroon, as well as cash transfers back to family members still living on the...
  • North Korea Defends Its Awful Obama Comments

    05/12/2014 1:57:16 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 57 replies
    Newser ^ | May 12, 2014 | Matt Cantor
    "I am sure Obama is a monkey and doubt he is a human." Obama, a "sub-human," "should not dare stab his finger at … our republic, the people's paradise, like a raven arguing that he is whiter than the heron." "Dark head-dome and dull gray eyes, cavernous nostrils, thick-lipped maw—the more I gaze at him, the more I see a monkey in a primeval forest."
  • PA Planned to Torpedo Talks Weeks in Advance (Made a monkey out of Kerry)

    05/06/2014 10:21:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 5/7/14 | Ari Yashar
    National Security Adviser Yossi Cohen has sent protest letters in the last two weeks to the White House as well as various other Western governments, in which he argues that the Palestinian Authority (PA) planned the failure of peace talks. In the letter, Cohen states that the PA deceived US Secretary of State John Kerry regarding its intentions in the talks. Haaretz published the letter on Wednesday, after having received a copy on April 22. A 65-page document submitted to PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas by PA Chief Negotiator Saeb Erekat on March 9 is attached to the letter. The date places the document...
  • Capuchin monkey hits Houston TV host hit in the face by being teased

    04/30/2014 6:57:50 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 38 replies
    upi ^ | April 29, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    HOUSTON, Don’t mess with monkeys in Texas… During an appearance on “Great Day Houston,” a Capuchin monkey was none too pleased when host Deborah Duncan teased him with a grape. Wilson the monkey, who starred in Dr. Dolittle, took the piece of fruit away from Duncan and then slapped the KHOU-TV host in the face. “I think you just got told by a monkey,” Wilson's keeper said after he smacked her. Duncan apologized to Wilson as crew members laughed in the background. “I’m sorry, I didn't mean to tease you,” Duncan said. Wilson was on the show as part of...
  • Could Ebola now be airborne?

    03/28/2014 6:34:35 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 69 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/28/14 | DAMIEN GAYLE
    Fears are growing that the most lethal form of the Ebola virus can mutate into an airborne pathogen, making the spread of the terrifying disease more difficult to check. It was previously thought the untreatable virus, which causes massive internal bleeding and multiple organ failure, could only be transmitted through contact with infected blood. But now Canadian researchers have carried out experiments showing how monkeys can catch the deadly disease from infected pigs without coming into direct contact.k
  • Belgian Newspaper Under Fire for Depicting President & Mrs. Obama as Monkeys (Link only)

    03/26/2014 10:51:07 AM PDT · by dragnet2 · 61 replies
    De Morgen ^ | 3/26/2014 |
    De Morgen, a Belgian newspaper, found itself in the middle of a firestorm over the weekend after it ran an image depicting President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama as apes just days before Mr. Obama is scheduled to visit the country.
  • Saudi Ends Monkey’s 'Slavery' in Pakistan (Gifted Monkey)

    03/18/2014 6:20:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, March 18, 2014
    Gifted monkey to zooA Saudi man paid nearly SR3,000 (Dh2,950) to end the slavery of a monkey used by his owner in Pakistan to entertain people in return for money. The unnamed man, in his 50s, had vowed to help “anyone” in need when he left hospital in Karachi after undergoing a successful back surgery. “He was walking in the street when he saw a man forcing a monkey to entertain people by using ropes and chains,” Mzmz news site said. “He offered to buy the monkey but the man refused, saying it fetched him nearly SR550 a month. The...
  • What Pet Friendly Hotels Don’t Want You to Know

    01/16/2014 10:21:29 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies
    Pet 360 ^ | unknown | Carol Bryant
    I’ve traveled the country with dogs for over 20 years, so I can honestly say I have slept in some not so swift rooms and some that have been oh-so-divine. Pet friendly, however, is not always what it’s cracked up to be, and if you’ve had a less-than-stellar experience at a supposed “pet friendly” establishment, you are nodding in agreement. How many of you, when calling a hotel or facility to ask if they are pet friendly ask something like this: “Hi. Can you tell me if you allow pets?” How many of you ask, “Hello, are you pet welcoming?”...
  • Woman shot dead by man who mistook her for a monkey 'harvesting fruit from a tree'

    11/16/2013 9:48:11 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 7, 2013 | Emma Thomas
    A woman was shot dead after a hunter mistook her for a monkey it has been reported. The 19-year-old man was on a hunting trip in Saudi when he saw what he thought was a monkey sitting in the top of a tree harvesting fruit. 'He aimed his gun and shot. The bullet hit the woman in the chest. When the man came near her, he was shocked to find she is a woman,' Emirates 24/7 said.
  • Pallone: House health-care hearing a ‘monkey court’

    10/24/2013 3:25:32 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 24, 2013
    Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) derided today's House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing as a “monkey court,” accusing Republicans of exhibiting false concern during testimony and chastising them for raising security concerns that he said were specious.
  • Ann Coulter about to feel the wrath.....

    09/09/2013 6:50:40 PM PDT · by BuckeyeGOP · 68 replies
    Just got done watching Coulter on Hannity. In the midst of one of her responses she rambled off, "Putin has made Obama his monkey". Ruh Godspeed Ann
  • Russia says West acting in Muslim world like 'monkey with grenade'

    08/27/2013 8:38:54 AM PDT · by maggief · 84 replies
    AFP ^ | August 27, 2013
    "The West behaves towards the Islamic world like a monkey with a grenade," Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, who is known for his sharp tongue, wrote on Twitter.
  • CNN’s Erin Burnett’s imagines Rand Paul as a ‘rabid spider monkey’

    08/16/2013 12:13:43 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 36 replies ^ | AUGUST 16, 2013 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    CNN’s Erin Burnett found herself confronted with the idea of Rand Paul as a “rabid spider monkey,” after a guest on her show used the imagery to describe the Kentucky senator in a fight. While discussing the feud with Gov. Chris Christie, Burnett’s guest, Hogan Gidley, a former communications director for Rick Santorum pointed out that Rand Paul refused to be bullied. “What’s fascinating to me here is Rand Paul saying, bring it on and if you come at me, I’m going to come at you like a rabid spider monkey, and he hit him right in the face,” Gidley...
  • Joe Biden visit: Monkey menace at Gandhi Smriti puts cops in tizzy

    07/22/2013 12:25:11 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 17 replies
    DNA ^ | Monday, July 22, 2013 | PTI
    New Delhi - Biden, his wife Jill, daughter and son-in-law headed straight from airport to the Gandhi memorial house at 'Tees January marg' and spent about one-and-a-half hours at the place. Monkeys gave a tough time to security and police personnel during US Vice President Joe Biden's visit to Gandhi Smriti to pay tribute to the father of the nation. Biden, his wife Jill, daughter and son-in-law headed straight from airport to the Gandhi memorial house at 'Tees January marg' and spent about one-and-a-half hours at the place. Even before he arrived at the memorial, Delhi Police personnel, who were...
  • Report: Man strips naked after claiming to be a monkey outside 7-Eleven

    05/02/2013 1:13:27 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 37 replies
    WFTV ^ | May 2, 2013
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A man in Daytona Beach called police from a 7-Eleven convenience store, and when an officer arrived at the scene, Daylen Holloman, 20, would not explain why he called authorities, according to an arrest report. The report states that Holloman was taken outside and the officer asked him several questions, including "What's going on?" "Who are you?" "Where are you from?" He replied, "I don't know" to all of the questions, except one. When the officer asked Holloman, "What do you know?" he replied, "I know I'm a monkey." The officer then said Holloman removed his...
  • Psychology 101

    04/23/2013 8:16:54 AM PDT · by jpsb · 10 replies
    email ^ | unknown | unknown
    If you start with a cage containing five monkeys and inside thecage, hang a banana on a string from the top and then you place a set of stairs under the banana, before long a monkey will go to the stairs and climb toward the banana. As soon as he touches the stairs, you spray all the other monkeyswith cold water. After a while another monkey makes an attempt with same result... all the other monkeys are sprayed with cold water. Pretty soon when another monkey tries to climb the stairs, the other monkeys will try to prevent it. Now,...
  • McCain tweet on Iran draws criticism

    02/04/2013 9:35:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 4, 2013 12:55 PM EST
    Republican Sen. John McCain’s tweet comparing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to a monkey is drawing criticism from a fellow GOP lawmaker (Justin Amash) as racist. On Monday, McCain wrote, “So Ahmadinejad wants to be first Iranian in space—wasn’t he just there last week?” …
  • Iran's monkey may not actually have made it back from space alive

    02/02/2013 2:31:25 AM PST · by Corporate Democrat · 22 replies
    The Verge ^ | Feb 1, 2013 | Adi Robertson
    After Iran released news that it had successfully launched and recovered a monkey from space, some have begun to question whether the launch went as well as reported — and whether the monkey actually made it out. Earlier today, France24 andThe Independent both noticed that while the monkey seen in press shots had a prominent mole over one eye, there was no sign of it when the animal appeared later at a press conference. Iran also hasn't released shots of the craft itself after landing, a sharp contrast with the photos released from before the event. The above image from...
  • Not bananas again! Monkey reacts with anger after opening his oh so predictable Christmas present

    12/09/2012 7:05:31 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8 December 2012
    Excitement turns to deflation as rhesus monkey gets same old giftOpen-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...
  • Monkey found alone at Toronto Ikea, wearing coat

    12/09/2012 3:43:07 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    CBC ^ | December 9, 2012
    Animal control came to collect a monkey from a Toronto Ikea store on Sunday, after the animal was spotted in the parking lot. An Ikea spokesperson told CBC News that the monkey was first spotted in the parking lot of the Ikea store located near Leslie Street and Highway 401.
  • “Hercules” Monkeys Lift Stones to Crack Nuts

    12/07/2012 9:55:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    National Geographic ^ | December 7, 2012 | Christine Dell'Amore
    This holiday season I’m featuring a nutcracker of another sort—the bearded capuchin of Brazil. Native to open woodlands called the Cerrado, these monkeys are nicknamed Hercules with a tail, and for good reason—they can lift a stone heavier than themselves to break open tough palm nuts. (Watch a video of the nutcracking monkeys.) A monkey with a missing foot can still crack just as well. Photograph courtesy Dorothy Fragaszy National Geographic grantee Dorothy Fragaszy has been studying these charismatic little critters in the field, and last week she stopped by headquarters to update us on her research. She passed out...
  • Report: Pet monkey placed on house arrest after biting man

    10/02/2012 5:23:02 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 3 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | October 2, 2012 | Barbara Hijek
    Health officials have laid down the law and say they'll be no monkeying around until Mookie the monkey is deemed virus-free. Mookie, a 19-year-old white-faced Capuchin pet monkey, is on house arrest for 30-days until it can be cleared of all viruses by a veterinarian after he bit a man on Merritt Island nera a convenience store, officials said, reports Florida Today in Melbourne.
  • ‘Gorgeous’ New Monkey Discovered in Africa

    09/13/2012 3:33:40 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 19 replies
    abc ^ | 9-13-12 | Bazi Kanani
    NAIRPOBI, Kenya — The world’s newest-known monkey is a shy creature with bright-blue buttocks that lives quietly in the remote rain forests of central Africa, according to the American researchers who discovered a new monkey species. Cercopithecus Lomamiensis, locally called the lesula, is barefaced and has a long nose and an aquamarine backside. It is well-known to hunters in the Lomami forest basin in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but researchers said the area has had little biological exploration and the species was unknown to those outside the region.
  • Illegal monkey living on Frosted Flakes bites woman

    09/09/2012 8:07:55 AM PDT · by GOP_Party_Animal · 31 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 9/8/2012 | unknown
    A Javan macaque monkey being kept as a pet and living on a diet that included Frosted Flakes and juice has been quarantined after it bit a Paso Robles woman multiple times on the hand and arm. The monkey, which authorities said was being kept illegally as a pet, attacked the woman Aug. 29, inflicting several severe bites to her arm and fingers.
  • Bolivian gray titi monkey born in Chicago

    08/22/2012 9:23:05 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 22 replies
    upi. ^ | Aug. 21, 2012
    CHICAGO, - Officials at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo said a rare Bolivian gray titi monkey was born at the facility. The officials said Tuesday the monkey, one of only about 50 of its species in U.S. zoos, was born to mother Delasol, 21, the oldest titi monkey to give birth in a North American zoo, and father Ocala, 15, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Tuesday. The zoo said the monkey is the ninth child born to the couple. Officials said the birth is a "big deal" due to the declining population of the species in the wild.
  • Man with Monkey in Truck Charged With DUI

    05/04/2012 11:16:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Friday, May 4, 2012 | Brian Hamacher
    Man facing DUI and possession of wildlife charges after small monkey found in truckA Florida man is facing DUI charges after police pulled him over for speeding and discovered a money in his truck Thursday. Eugene Carl Kotelman, 36, for Largo, was stopped around midnight in the area of East Bay Drive and Belcher Road, according to a Largo Police arrest affidavit. Kotelman has bloodshot and glassy eyes, poor balance and his breath had a distinct alcohol smell, according to the report. He refused to perform field sobriety tests, the report said. Police said Kotelman was driving on a suspended...
  • Three monkeys on the loose in Fla.

    03/30/2012 8:17:35 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 31 replies
    upi ^ | March. 29, 2012
    BRONSON, Fla., -- Sheriff's deputies in Florida are searching for three monkeys who've been spotted roaming near Williston, Fla. The Levy County Sheriff's Office said residents in the area of County Road 318/335 reported seeing three monkeys Thursday and deputies searched the area but were unable to locate the animals. Deputies, however, did discover a fence post with scratches believed to have been left by the monkeys and some hair that seems to have been shed by the animals. Residents said the monkeys had discovered pet food in their carports and left huge messes. The sheriff's office said Florida Fish...
  • Psychic spider monkey predicts Gingrich win in New Hampshire

    01/09/2012 10:27:19 PM PST · by Lattero · 45 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 1/09/2012 | Barry Paddock
    Maybe Grandpa should stick to sports predictions. The psychic spider monkey at the Staten Island Zoo picked Newt Gingrich as the top banana in New Hampshire’s Republican primary, even though he’s languishing in the polls. And the soothsaying simian completely rejected front-runner Mitt Romney in Monday’s electoral challenge set up by the Daily News. Even the zoo’s curator, Peter Laline, admitted it was unlikely Grandpa’s longshot would pay off in the Granite State. “Perhaps Grandpa has other plans we’re not aware of. Maybe Grandpa started vetting the vice presidential candidates early,” Laline said. The 40-year-old monkey has a good record...
  • Monkey stolen from [San Francisco] California zoo found safe

    01/01/2012 7:16:39 AM PST · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | January 1, 2012
    Banana-Sam, a much-loved squirrel-monkey stolen from his enclosure at the San Francisco Zoo, has been safely returned, officials said. The monkey was found Saturday night -- a day after he disappeared from the zoo -- at a park by a passer-by who spotted the primate in the bushes, the San Francisco Police Department said in a statement. The passer-by coaxed the monkey from the bushes into his backpack, and then called the authorities, according to the statement. [Snip] The male monkey, known as Banana-Sam to his keepers, is age 17, over 12 inches tall and weighs about 2 lbs....