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  • VIDEO: Monkeys 'teach infants to floss'

    03/14/2009 11:58:53 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 18 replies · 727+ views
    news.bbc ^ | 12 March 2009
    Making sure your offspring know how to clean their teeth appears to be as important to monkeys as to humans. Female monkeys in Thailand have been observed showing their young how to floss their teeth - using human hair. Researchers from Japan said they watched seven long-tailed macaques cleaning the spaces between their teeth in the same manner as humans. They spent double the amount of time flossing when they were being watched by their infants, the team said. This suggests the mothers were deliberately teaching their young how to floss, Professor Nobuo Masataka of Kyoto University's Primate Research Institute...
  • Zoo chimp 'planned' stone attacks

    03/10/2009 12:46:01 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 48 replies · 3,106+ views
    news.bbc ^ | 9 March 2009
    A male chimpanzee in a Swedish zoo planned hundreds of stone-throwing attacks on zoo visitors, according to researchers. Keepers at Furuvik Zoo found that the chimp collected and stored stones that he would later use as missiles. Further, the chimp learned to recognise how and when parts of his concrete enclosure could be pulled apart to fashion further projectiles. The findings are reported in the journal Current Biology. There has been scant evidence in previous research that animals can plan for future events.
  • Scientists make HIV strain that can infect monkeys

    03/03/2009 10:54:43 AM PST · by BGHater · 20 replies · 395+ views
    Reuters ^ | 03 Mar 2009 | Will Dunham
    Scientists have created a strain of the human AIDS virus able to infect and multiply in monkeys in a step toward testing future vaccines in monkeys before trying them in people, according to a new study. This strain of HIV, the human immunodeficiency virus, was developed by altering a single gene in the human version to allow it to infect a type of monkey called a pig-tailed macaque, the researchers said on Monday. The genetically engineered virus, once injected into this monkey, proliferates almost as much as it does in people, but the animal ultimately suppresses it and the virus...
  • Reporter fired for his inappropriately exposing his bright blue scrotum

    02/27/2009 9:14:38 AM PST · by slomark · 11 replies · 793+ views
    [photo of scrotum] A Baltimore television reporter been fired for creating the infamous John Gibson “bright blue scrotum” video. In the doctored video, comments Gibson made on Fox News about an escaped monkey were cut together with completely unrelated comments he made about U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. WBAL-TV, an NBC affiliate, admitted that one of its former employee had posted the video on YouTube without its knowledge. Other media outlets revealed that the WBAL reporter responsible for the doctored video had been fired. This seems unfair to us. What color is the attorney general’s scrotum? Do we know for...
  • My Monkey, My Self (NYT Interviews Owners of Dangerous Pampered Primates)

    02/26/2009 2:49:25 PM PST · by mojito · 10 replies · 561+ views
    NYT ^ | 2/26/2009 | Joyce Walder
    LIKE many longtime couples, Carlie and Bob, independent animal rescue workers in upstate New York who have been together 21 years, have a difference of opinion about one big issue in their relationship. In their case, it is about a 7-year-old Hamadryas baboon named Higgins, who spends a good part of most evenings watching HDTV in his heated monkey house, often holding hands with Bob. Carlie thinks that it is time to ship Higgins to a baboon preserve, and Bob wants to keep him at home. “Here’s the bottom line,” Carlie says. “I only believe people should have pets that...
  • My wife's a primate, and so are you

    02/26/2009 1:27:47 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 42 replies · 1,137+ views
    blog.nj.com ^ | February 26, 2009 | Paul Mulshine
    This whole controversy over the tragic incident involving Travis the chimpanzee has restored my faith in my fellow Americans. My faith that they're really dumb, I mean. Democrat or Republican, rural or urban, Americans are ignorant of the most basic facts of their own existence.
  • Fast action on the Hill

    02/25/2009 4:27:48 AM PST · by ninonitti · 13 replies · 1,311+ views
    Politico.com/Ben Smith's Blog ^ | February 24, 2009 | Ben Smith
    Forget the stimulus -- this one moved really fast. From the Humane Society: U.S. House of Representatives Passes Captive Primate Safety Act WASHINGTON (Feb. 24, 2009) — Eight days after a chimpanzee kept as a pet attacked and critically injured a Connecticut woman, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Captive Primate Safety Act, H.R. 80, introduced by U.S. Reps. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., and Mark Kirk, R-Ill., to stop interstate commerce in primates as pets. The bill passed by a vote of 323 to 95. The bill now moves for consideration to the U.S. Senate, where the effort to pass...
  • WaPo Gone Bananas (with Political Correctness)?

    02/23/2009 12:33:46 PM PST · by chuck_the_tv_out · 8 replies · 581+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | February 23, 2009 - 14:04 | Ken Shepherd
    Incredibly ridiculous. There's no other way to describe the over-the-top political correctness that leads a major newspaper to issue a prophylactic apology for an unoffensive cartoon in the anticipation that someone somewhere will raise a fuss. Yet that's what the Washington Post did yesterday in a correction posted on page A2 of the Sunday edition (via Jossip): So Gene Weingarten from The Washington Post wrote an article called "Monkey Business" about men and women and their sexual fluidity, based on that New York Times trend piece from a couple weeks ago. But since the title of the article had the...
  • Cartoon NY Post should of published. (spike lee)

    02/21/2009 11:35:09 AM PST · by tangchung · 8 replies · 1,336+ views
    n/a | 2-21-09 | shawn
    I would love to see the NY Post go with this cartoon next. (I already sent it to them)
  • Stimulus Author Alive and Well

    02/21/2009 6:20:25 AM PST · by jay1949 · 3 replies · 586+ views
    American Sentinel ^ | February 21, 2009 | Jay Henderson
    Relax, Al; the New York Post cartoon was simply a spoof.  The scrivener of the Stimulus bill is alive and well and back on the job.  The existence of Wilmer - - pictured at right - - was a well-kept secret, but now that the cat is out of the bag, his story can be told.
  • The Monkey That Became President

    02/20/2009 1:45:09 PM PST · by DakotaRed · 7 replies · 995+ views
    Right In A Left World ^ | February 20, 2009 | Lew Waters
    As many know I was absent from the United States for a period of 5 years while I was stationed overseas in the U.S. Army from 1969 to 1974. Upon my return in March 1974, I was amazed at how the country had changed and the attitude shown against then President, Richard M. Nixon. Assigned to Ft. Bragg in North Carolina, country music was gaining in popularity at the time and political discourse was making it way into that music venue, as it had earlier in rock music. One popular song that was still on the radio was Tom T....
  • Life Imitates Classic Donkey Kong Video Game

    02/20/2009 7:58:03 AM PST · by LeoOshkosh · 2 replies · 416+ views
    Crazy Leo Oshkosh ^ | 2/20/2009 | Crazy Leo Oshkosh
    Sandra Herold's chimp, Travis, was out of control.
  • New Yorkers to Boycott NY Post Over "Racist" Cartoon

    02/19/2009 4:40:16 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 80 replies · 1,897+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 02/018/2009 | Edith Honan
    NEW YORK (Reuters) – Hundreds of demonstrators rallied to boycott the New York Post on Thursday, branding the newspaper as racist for publishing a cartoon that appeared to compare President Barack Obama to a chimpanzee. Demonstrators led by civil rights activist Al Sharpton chanted "End racism now!" outside the parent company's skyscraper in midtown Manhattan and called for the jailing of Rupert Murdoch, whose international media conglomerate News Corp owns the Post. The newspaper has defended the cartoon as a parody of Washington politics, but Sharpton said it exploited a potent image in the history of racism toward blacks.
  • Mystery surrounds Cheeta, purportedly the world's oldest chimpanzee

    02/18/2009 2:04:50 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 27 replies · 1,989+ views
    latimesblogs ^ | February 14, 2009
    Could Cheeta the chimp, the famous performing primate who's said to have starred alongside Johnny Weissmuller in the Tarzan films and Rex Harrison in Dr. Doolittle, be an impostor?It's a story whose plot resembles a 1930s screwball comedy, but author R.D. Rosen says it's true: Cheeta the chimp, said to be the oldest nonhuman primate in the world at 76, is not who he claims to be. (Or rather, he's not who his deceased trainer, Tony Gentry, claimed he was.) In 2007, Rosen set out to write a book about Cheeta: his abduction from the wilds of his native Liberia;...
  • Is this cartoon racist?

    02/18/2009 12:46:48 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 84 replies · 2,920+ views
    Riddle me this: the New York Post, a famously combative, conservative newspaper owned by Fox News proprietor Rupert Murdoch, runs a cartoon implying that a crazed chimpanzee wrote the recent economic stimulus bill, which was actually championed and developed by our nation's first black president.Longtime civil rights activist Al Sharpton thinks it might be. New York Gov. David Paterson, who is that state's first black chief executive, has said "an explanation is in order."
  • Feces-throwing monkey on the loose in Tampa Bay

    01/14/2009 6:47:32 PM PST · by RDTF · 45 replies · 893+ views
    Breitbart ^ | Jan 14, 2009
    Wildlife officials said a rhesus monkey known to throw feces when mad is on the loose in Tampa Bay. Authorities have been trying to capture the primate since Tuesday afternoon, but it managed to evade a bucket truck and tranquilizer dart. -snip-
  • Liberian woman: 'I smuggled monkey meat for religious reasons'

    01/05/2009 12:48:52 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies · 641+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 04 Jan 2009
    <p>A judge in New York has ruled against a Liberian woman who cited religious reasons for smuggling meat from an endangered species of monkey into the United States.</p> <p>Raymond J Dearie, a federal US district judge, said that Mamie Manneh was wrong when she claimed that her faith - a sect of Christianity - meant that she did not need to apply for permits to import exotic food stuffs.</p>
  • Helper Parrots, Guide Horses Face Legal Challenges

    01/03/2009 9:27:06 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 35 replies · 1,153+ views
    Chances are you've seen a blind person accompanied by a guide dog. But what about a guide horse, a service parrot or a monkey trained to help an agoraphobic? These are just a few of the nontraditional service animals that are used across the country to help people with disabilities and psychological disorders. As their uses are expanding, however, the government is considering a proposal that would limit the definition of "service animal" to "a dog or other common domestic animal."
  • Abused Chinese monkeys beat up trainer

    12/17/2008 3:51:12 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 30 replies · 1,416+ views
    timesonline ^ | December 18, 2008
    A trio of performing monkeys turned on their trainer when he beat one of them with a stick as they rode mini bicycles in a market in Sizhou, eastern China. One twisted his ears and another pulled out his hair in handfuls and bit his neck. Then when the trainer dropped the cane, the third one picked it up and started hitting him around the head with it until the stick broke.
  • PHOTO : New Bizarre Monkey Group Found

    12/05/2008 5:19:35 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 58 replies · 2,451+ views
    nationalgeographic ^ | December 5, 2008
    No, these monkeys haven't gone ape for plastic surgery. The strange-looking Tonkin snub-nosed monkey, only found in two Vietnamese provinces, naturally has a narrow, upturned nose and full, pink lips.
  • Pitt pays fine for monkey's attack on lab worker

    12/05/2008 11:42:30 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 7 replies · 405+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | December 5, 2008 | David Templeton
    The University of Pittsburgh has paid $5,250 in fines for the Sept. 24 macaque attack that left a laboratory employee with serious hand injuries. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration cited the university on Nov. 21 for two "serious" violations, including failing to provide adequate training for lab technicians and insufficient safety equipment at Pitt's $18 million Regional Biocontainment Laboratory in Biomedical Science Tower 3 in Oakland. Inside the lab, the university uses primates to develop vaccines with a focus on dengue, influenza, avian flu and tuberculosis. Patricia "Trish" Boyle, 54, of Avalon, was feeding a macaque, known as a...
  • A monkey that loves to hate cops

    10/28/2008 4:30:58 PM PDT · by Shermy · 8 replies · 332+ views
    Times of India ^ | October 29, 2008
    NAGPUR: It is one monkey business even cops are finding difficult to deal with. Cops who do not fear criminals or their ways are now harassed by a monkey and its antics. A single monkey is troubling the policemen in three police stations— Sakkardara, Ajni and Imambada— of east Nagpur. The angry simian has already left a trail of terror having injured 10 uniformed cops from Sakkardara and Imambada police stations and traffic department with its teeth and nails. In the past two months, the monkey created havoc at Sakkardara police station on a couple of occasions. The latest victims...
  • Bailout: Monkey Shakedown

    10/21/2008 8:38:38 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies · 601+ views
    Market Watch ^ | 10/21/08
    Once upon a time a man appeared in a village and announced to the villagers that he would buy monkeys for $10 each. The villagers, seeing that there were many monkeys around, went out to the forest and started catching them. The man bought thousands at $10 and, as supply started to diminish, the villagers stopped their effort. He next announced that he would now buy monkeys at $20 each. This renewed the efforts of the villagers and they started catching monkeys again. Soon the supply diminished even further and people started going back to their farms. The offer increased...
  • Man At Palin Rally Displays Monkey Doll Donning Obama Sticker

    10/12/2008 7:09:46 PM PDT · by markomalley · 68 replies · 2,257+ views
    See BS ^ | 10/11/2008 | Scott Conroy
    As the crowd cheered at a Sarah Palin rally this morning in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, a man in the audience grinned as he held up a stuffed monkey doll with a Barack Obama bumper sticker wrapped across its forehead. The incident came at a time when McCain and Palin’s events have increasingly been fueled by angry crowds, since Palin began drawing a connection between Barack Obama and 1960s radical William Ayers, claiming that the Democratic nominee has a history of “palling around” with a terrorist. At a rally in Lakeville, Minnesota, on Friday, McCain was booed after he called on his...
  • L.A. Times Calls Governor Palin a 'Monkey'

    10/07/2008 12:12:54 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 89 replies · 2,745+ views
    National Review ^ | Tuesday, October 07, 2008 | [Kevin D. Williamson]
    Politics on the sports page, this time from the L.A. Times in a display that is remarkably vulgar even by the low standards of that dying joke of a broadsheet: "On Saturday, John McCain’s rally monkey, Sarah Palin, popped up in Carson. Fresh off of her victory over herself at the debate, her campaign let Palin out of the cage to rev up the fan base."
  • Japan: Monkey triggers Tokyo subway chaos (monkey on the loose)

    08/21/2008 5:51:25 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 34 replies · 469+ views
    CNN ^ | 08/20/08
    Monkey triggers Tokyo subway chaos By Kyung Lah CNN TOKYO, Japan (CNN) -- A monkey stopped morning commuters in their tracks at one of Tokyo's busiest subway stations this week, as it curiously peered down at them from its perch atop the departures and arrivals board. Monday marked the third time a monkey has been spotted in the capital this month -- surprising, because the beasts usually live in the mountains and hills outside Tokyo, more than a two-hour train ride away from the city center.
  • Organ grinder and his toy monkey 'banned' from busking due to health and safety reasons

    08/05/2008 7:14:46 PM PDT · by PotatoHeadMick · 11 replies · 138+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 06th August 2008 | Daily Mail Reporter
    An organ grinder and his monkey were banned from the streets on health and safety grounds. Paddy Cooke, 64, from Matlock in Derbyshire, and his stuffed toy Simon cannot perform until they complete a risk assessment. Ripley Town Council in Derbyshire decided to cancel the act who were due to perform in the town centre during the summer holidays. The decision was made by licensing bosses at Amber Valley Borough Council.
  • ‘Germ warfare’ fear over African monkeys taken to Iran

    07/06/2008 1:58:33 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 30 replies · 139+ views
    Times of London ^ | 07/06/08 | Daniel Foggo
    ‘Germ warfare’ fear over African monkeys taken to Iran Daniel Foggo Hundreds of endangered monkeys are being taken from the African bush and sent to a “secretive” laboratory in Iran for scientific experiments. An undercover inquiry by The Sunday Times has revealed that wild monkeys, which are banned from experiments in Britain, are being freely supplied in large numbers to laboratories in other parts of the world. All will undergo invasive and maybe painful experiments leading ultimately to their death. One Tanzanian dealer, Nazir Manji, who runs African Primates, an animal-supplying company based in Dar es Salaam, said that in...
  • Obama to get Hanuman idol

    06/25/2008 10:25:38 AM PDT · by Sopater · 58 replies · 2,275+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 24 Jun 2008
    NEW DELHI: With Democrat senator Barack Obama busy in the run-up to the US presidential polls, a group of well-wishers in the capital have decided to send him a symbol of his lucky charm, Lord Hanuman, to help him emerge victorious. Obama's representative Carolyn Sauvage-Mar on Tuesday received a gold-plated two-feet-high idol which she will pass it on to the Obama after it is sanctified. The idol is being presented to Obama as he is reported to be a Lord Hanuman devotee and carries with him a locket of the monkey god along with other good luck charms. An hour-long...
  • Doctor attacks patient’s husband (hubby called doctor ‘dumber than a monkey’)

    06/19/2008 9:26:47 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 113 replies · 505+ views
    Victorville Daily Pres ^ | 6/18/08 | Patrick Thatcher
    VICTORVILLE — Sheriff's deputies arrested a physician after he lost patience with a patient's husband, punched him and threw a chair at him, sheriff's officials announced Wednesday. The victim received first aid from the injuries at the physicians office, officials said. Sukalpa John Dutta, 36, was booked into jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, according to San Bernardino County sheriff's officials from the Victorville station. San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies came to the 12600 block of Hesperia Road at 4:37 p.m. after receiving a report of the attack. Deputies said the victim was with his wife whose...
  • Monkey Business

    06/12/2008 11:48:12 AM PDT · by fings · 2 replies · 102+ views
    Bo (woof) In Commentary: Monkey see, monkey do. That’s the explanation I come up with as to why a damn, dirty ape won’t keep his mitts off the honor of being on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Clearly driven by the sight of Lassie’s and Rin Tin Tin’s names between his toes as he peruses the shops on Hollywood Blvd, Cheeta the monkey actor is pushing to get his name put there as well. (LOS ANGELES - Three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame have gone to the dogs, so why can’t Cheeta the chimp get some love? The...
  • Christina Ricci Sexually Harassed on Set by Chimpanzee

    04/23/2008 6:17:55 AM PDT · by Joiseydude · 96 replies · 325+ views
    FoxNews ^ | Wednesday, April 23, 2008 | Hollie McKay
    LOS ANGELES — This is no spoof. Christina Ricci has had to get steamy on set several times in her acting career, having romped with the likes of Justin Timberlake, Johnny Depp and even Charlize Theron; however, we're assuming that when she signed on to the family-friendly flick "Speed Racer" she wasn't expecting to be groped by a zoo animal on her very first day. "The chimp jumped over and grabbed my left breast and hung off me," Ricci told Pop Tarts with a slightly embarrassed smile. "It happened in the middle of the first take on the first day...
  • Six-Year-Old Girl Bitten By Exotic Monkey

    04/11/2008 5:22:53 AM PDT · by ShadowDancer · 37 replies · 277+ views
    ClickonDetroit ^ | April 11, 2008
    Six-Year-Old Girl Bitten By Exotic MonkeyPOSTED: 6:40 am EDT April 11, 2008 UPDATED: 8:04 am EDT April 11, 2008 TRENTON, Mich. -- A 6-year-old girl will need to undergo several tests after being bitten by a neighbor's pet monkey. The girl, whose name is Reece, was playing near the Trenton Assembly of God when she spotted the monkey being walked on a leash. Reece said it ran up to her and bit her on the finger. "We were playing and I said, 'look there's a monkey'. And then, um, it bit me," said Reece. The monkey, named Mikey, is from...
  • Obama Delegate Quits After Campaign Finds Remarks to Neighbor Kids to be ‘Unacceptable’

    04/08/2008 11:34:49 AM PDT · by JRochelle · 55 replies · 667+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 04/08/2008 | Staff
    A Barack Obama supporter has given up her role as a pledged delegate after the campaign found “unacceptable” her description of her neighbor’s children as “monkeys,” which she says she called them because they were climbing in trees. Linda Ramirez-Sliwinski, an a Hispanic trustee for the Village of Carpentersville, Ill., was accused of racism following the interaction with her African-American neighbors. “Given the incident, she is stepping down and will be replaced as delegate,” Ben Labolt, a spokesman for the Obama campaign told FOXNews.com, calling Sliwinski’s remarks “unacceptable.” The campaign discussed the incident with Ramirez-Sliwinski, who decided to step aside...
  • First American Primate Scurried In Through Alaska

    03/04/2008 11:10:22 AM PST · by blam · 21 replies · 127+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 3-3-2008 | Andy Coghlan
    First American primate scurried in through Alaska 22:00 03 March 2008 NewScientist.com news service Andy Coghlan Fossil teeth of the mouse-sized monkey were found in Mississippi and dated to around 55 million years ago (Illustration: Mark A. Klingler/CMNH)The primate's teeth indicate that it lived on a diet of fruit and berries (Image: Joe Suhan/CMU and Mark A Klingler/CMNH)It was only the size of a mouse, but it has the distinction of being the first primate to scurry into the New World. Fossilised teeth of the monkey Teilhardina magnoliana have been found in rocks in Mississippi. They were dated as younger...
  • Since when did monkey become a bad word?

    01/07/2008 9:01:24 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 18 replies · 445+ views
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | January 07, 2008 | Gautam Sheth
    Since when did monkey become a bad word? Gautam Sheth Bhajji’s alleged slur of calling Symmo a ‘big monkey’ is no big deal if we look in the past what other Aussie players have uttered. Gautam Sheth brings to your notice the not so famous words from down under. Hard-hitting headlines like “Umpires give Oz 2-0 lead”, “Team India: c Benson b Bucknor,” “Umpires beat India” have ruled the roost in Indian media after dim-witted umpiring errors from Jamaican Steve Bucknor and English Mark Benson. But what has become the point of controversy is the word ‘big monkey’ which apparently...
  • Tiny Monkey Dies After Being Smuggled Into NYC Under Owner's Hat

    12/27/2007 4:03:50 PM PST · by ShadowDancer · 35 replies · 458+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | December 27, 2007 | AP
    Tiny Monkey Dies After Being Smuggled Into NYC Under Owner's HatThursday, December 27, 2007 NEW YORK — A small monkey stashed in a man's hat during a flight to New York has died, but federal health authorities don't know why. The fist-sized tamarin showed no signs of illness during a quarantine period, Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention spokeswoman Shelly Diaz said Wednesday. The agency had lifted the quarantine and was trying to find the animal a permanent home when it died, she said.
  • Monkeys and college students as good at mental maths (monkeys named "Boxer" and "Feinstein")

    12/19/2007 3:14:04 PM PST · by atomic conspiracy · 7 replies · 148+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 12-18-07 | Julie Steenhuysen
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Monkeys performed about as well as college students at mental addition, U.S. researchers said on Monday in a finding that suggests nonverbal math skills are not unique to humans. The research from Duke University follows the finding by Japanese researchers earlier this month that young chimpanzees performed better than human adults at a memory game. Prior studies have found non-human primates can match numbers of objects, compare numbers and choose the larger number of two sets of objects. "This is the first study that looked at whether or not they could make explicit decisions that were based...
  • "No Monkey Business" CARTOON featuring Fred Thompson at the GOP debate...

    12/13/2007 1:21:24 PM PST · by IPWGOP · 33 replies · 445+ views
    IowaPresidentialWatch.com ^ | 12/13/2007 | IPWGOP
     Dec. 13, 2007... based on the following news stories: Thompson: debate "monkey business"  At a post-debate campaign stop, Republican candidate Fred Thompson explained his reason for refusing to answer a debate question by a show of hands, calling it "monkey business."  "I just decided that I wasn't going to engage in any of this monkey business that they like to engage us on sometimes -- making us look like trained monkeys reaching for peanut or something ... 30 seconds is brief enough and when they try to reduce your answer to just a hand raise -- I 'aint going...
  • Judge orders monkey returned to bipolar owner in Fort Worth

    12/06/2007 3:33:38 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 1 replies · 108+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | December 6, 2007 | Chris Hawes
    Judge orders monkey returned to bipolar owner in Fort Worth 09:40 AM CST on Thursday, December 6, 2007 By CHRIS HAWES / WFAA-TV Zoe A monkey that became caught in the middle of a battle between her owner and the Humane Society was returned home Wednesday. Heather Grady, who is bipolar, said she depends on "Zoe," a 3.5 pound monkey, to keep her stable. "She came to know my symptoms, and one day she brought me my medicine bottle as if to say, 'Momma, you're not right. Momma, something's wrong."
  • Erin Burnett Apologizes, Wishes Bush a Great Weekend

    11/30/2007 5:42:08 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 81 replies · 478+ views
    It looks like Monkey-gate may be over. Earlier this week, Erin Burnett raised some eyebrows as she flippantly referred to President Bush as a "monkey" during Monday's broadcast of Morning Joe. The video on YouTube has over 60,000 views. Today, on Hardball, she apologized to President Bush. "Earlier this week I was on MSNBC, on Morning Joe, and I made a bad attempt at humor...I said something stupid, I just want to make sure I apologize if I offended anyone. I do have the upmost respect for the President, I hope he has a great weekend, and Chris, I hope...
  • Big squirrel, not Big Foot, in north Florida[Fox Squirrel]

    11/17/2007 10:56:40 AM PST · by BGHater · 55 replies · 9,525+ views
    AP ^ | 16 Nov 2007 | AP
    MACCLENNY, Fla. (AP) — State wildlife officials say an animal sneaking around Baker County is not an orangutan as originally thought but likely a fox squirrel. Officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission laid doughnuts at a base of a tree after residents reported seeing a — quote — “big orange ball of fur.” Fish and Wildlife investigator Ken Holmes says the animal was probably an orange phase fox squirrel. The Florida Times-Union reports the red-orange animals can grow to be about two feet tall and can climb in trees. (Copyright 2007 by
  • Scientists Use Monkey Clones for Stem Cells

    11/14/2007 11:05:58 PM PST · by neverdem · 8 replies · 463+ views
    NY Times ^ | November 15, 2007 | GINA KOLATA
    Researchers in Oregon are reporting that they used cloning to produce monkey embryos and then extracted stem cells from the embryos. Not only is this the first time such cells have been produced in any animal other than a mouse, but the method, the researchers say, should also work in humans. In 2004, South Korean researchers reported making stem cells from cloned human embryos, but the claim turned out fraudulent. “We hope the technology will be useful for other labs that are working on human eggs and human cells,” the lead researcher of the group, Shoukhrat Mitalipov at Oregon Health...
  • Small Town Overcome By Mysterious Ape Sightings-Some Believe Animal Is An Orangutan[FL]

    11/13/2007 7:03:55 PM PST · by BGHater · 38 replies · 6,418+ views
    NBC10 ^ | 13 Nov 2007
    GLEN ST. MARY, Fla. -- Mysterious ape sightings are bringing excitement to a sleepy Florida town. Residents have been hearing screeches in the night and stories of sightings echo on every corner. The local newspaper even ran a story about the sightings. "There is kind of that 'I've seen a bigfoot' type of feel to it," said resident Eric Lawson. "They said it made a nest in that tree, so it's probably somewhere here in the area." Some believe the mysterious animal is an orangutan -- one local family had found what looked to be an orange ape up high...
  • Monkey babysitter (video)

    11/01/2007 10:32:50 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 6 replies · 60+ views
    LiveLeak.com ^ | October 31, 2007
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  • The abandoned monkey who has found love with a pigeon

    09/14/2007 7:57:45 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 2 replies · 142+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 13th September 2007
    They're an odd couple in every sense but a monkey and a pigeon have become inseparable at an animal sanctuary in China. The 12-week-old macaque - who was abandoned by his mother - was close to death when it was rescued on Neilingding Island, in Goangdong Province. After being taken to an animal hospital his health began to improve but he seemed spiritless - until he developed a friendship with a white pigeon. The blossoming relationship helped to revive the macaque who has developed a new lease of life, say staff at the sanctuary. Now the unlikely duo are never...
  • The abandoned monkey who has found love with a pigeon

    09/13/2007 10:35:28 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 23 replies · 582+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | Sept. 13, 2007
    The abandoned monkey who has found love with a pigeon Sept. 13, 2007 They're an odd couple in every sense but a monkey and a pigeon have become inseparable at an animal sanctuary in China. The 12-week-old macaque - who was abandoned by his mother - was close to death when it was rescued on Neilingding Island, in Goangdong Province. After being taken to an animal hospital his health began to improve but he seemed spiritless - until he developed a friendship with a white pigeon. The blossoming relationship helped to revive the macaque who has developed a new lease...
  • Kenyan Monkeys Make 'Lewd Signs' At Women

    08/24/2007 5:59:34 PM PDT · by blam · 53 replies · 1,289+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-24-2007 | Nick Wadhams
    Kenyan monkeys make 'lewd signs' at women By Nick Wadhams in Nairobi Last Updated: 3:10pm BST 24/08/2007 A troop of monkeys has been making "lewd signs" at women and children trying to harvest crops south of Nairobi, and the farmers feel so harassed that Kenya’s Wildlife Service is sending in animal-control teams to confront the animals. The creatures apparently have no respect for women The monkeys in the Kabete area even earned a mention in parliament last month when the local MP Paul Muite said his constituents feared the monkeys would sexually harass them. "Can the minister deploy game rangers...
  • Monkey apparently picks lock, escapes

    08/14/2007 7:31:28 PM PDT · by Dysart · 11 replies · 219+ views
    TUPELO, Mississippi -- A monkey that freed himself two weeks ago from a Mississippi zoo has escaped again, zoo officials said. Tupelo Buffalo Park and Zoo Manager Kirk Nemecheck and other employees noticed the white-faced capuchin's cage open and lock on the ground around 8:30 a.m. Monday.Oliver and another capuchin named Baby were found wandering nearby. Workers easily captured Baby, but Oliver fled the park headed in the direction of the Tupelo Country Club, Nemecheck said."This is the craziest thing I have ever seen," Nemecheck said. "I have heard of chimps and orangutans that can pick locks. I've also heard...
  • Airline passenger hides monkey under hat, smuggles it into NYC airport

    08/07/2007 8:51:01 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 45 replies · 2,041+ views
    AP ^ | August 7, 2007
    NEW YORK - A man smuggled a monkey onto an airplane Tuesday, stashing the furry fist-size primate under his hat until passengers spotted it perched on his ponytail, an airline official said. The monkey escapade began in Lima, Peru, late Monday, when the man boarded a flight to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., said Spirit Airlines spokeswoman Alison Russell. After landing Tuesday morning, the man waited several hours before catching a connecting flight to LaGuardia Airport. During the flight, people around the man noticed that the marmoset, which normally lives in forests and eats fruit and insects, had emerged from underneath his...