Sunday, October 31, 2004

Friday, October 29, 2004

"The facility attempts to avoid breeding"

Failed vasectomy or vasectomies at California's Wildlife WayStation yields bouncing 4-pound chimpanzee, another birth due in December.

"Pew, it smells"

Hayride of Horror, other amusements, at Alabama's Montgomery Zoo.

"sister and brother orangutans"

Orangutans getting used to new digs at the Great Ape Trust of Iowa.

Thursday, October 28, 2004

"Japanese studies on rats and monkeys"

Stress and missing teeth found to impair memory, say scientists.

"unique perspectives on the human-chimpanzee relationship"

Montreal chimpanzee lady comes to New York.

"She didn't even know they were coming"

Monkey, hundreds of others rescued from animal shelter gone wrong.

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Didn't even know he was sick

RIP, John Peel.

Monkey Jungle Park and Research Center gets strict

When they say "Where the humans are caged and the monkeys run wild," they're not kidding.

"The Bengal tiger is an endangered specie"

Soon after the death of Tinku, Pakistan's Lahore Zoo loses a tiger to "sharp bones."

"This is a proud moment for all of Atlanta"

Turner Broadcasting System gives $5 million to Zoo Atlanta. Announcement of all-animal/reality-based programming for 2005 to follow.

more structured time

Boo at the Zoo in Kansas City.

"tool-use among non-human large primates"

Can labor unions be far behind?

"a big step in the right direction"

Robotic monkeys: threat or menace?

"Over time, it is crippling"

Insecticide bad for monkeys, say scientists.

"exotic hoof stock"

Californians can take part in an "Wild Animal Encounter" next month.

"How many people here want to make the world a better place?"

Queen of the Chimps Jane Goodall begins aiming a little higher, calls it peace.

"a retro-virus which is the same family"

Prof says bushmeat tasty but potentially deadly. Or at least scary-sounding.

Monday, October 25, 2004

"how to choose a ripe coconut"

Monkeys put to work in Southeast Asian coconut harvest.

"There is no reason for us to tell two monkeys apart"

Before six months of age, babies can distinguish monkeys fron one another. After that, a monkey's a monkey.

"her family tree now reaches around the globe"

Betsy, elderly gorilla at Australia's Melbourne Zoo, making good recovery from infection, kidney problems.

"police say the animal has still not been caught"

India's atomic power, research, centers menaced by leopard.

"We have not confirmed this"

Sky may be falling, says International Primatological Society.

"Feeding the monkeys is fun"

Lopburi, Thailand, dependant on monkeys and tourists who want to see them.

Saturday, October 23, 2004

"from gorilla and whale"

Godzilla to get star on Hollywood Walk of Fame. Footprints not to scale.

Friday, October 22, 2004

"Don't forget the geese November 2nd"

Smug Monkey catches someone French-looking passing miracles.

"for breaches of animal security regulations"

Australia's Mareeba Wild Animal Park fined $10,000.

"along with 25 cats, all named Sam"

Massachusetts Audubon Visual Arts Center subjected to "Andy Warhol: Endangered Species".

"I don't see it as a terrible blight on humanity"

Artist grew close to orangutans in Borneo.

"Monkey dance"

Indonesian group teaches Namibians how to Kecak dance.

"The situation has been like this for several years"

China's Guangzhou Zoo full of elderly animals nobody really wants to see.

"Hitler had a soft spot for King Kong"

The Book of Useless Information is blurbed.

Thursday, October 21, 2004

"school lawyers denied all the charges"

University of California, San Francisco, says they didn't abuse animals.

"this virus is not known to cause disease"

Canadian public health officials note that simian foamy virus can be transmitted through blood transfusion, needle stick, bites.

"zoo workers will be able to wave a wand over Babec's chest"

Birmingham Zoo's Babec, gorilla with pacemaker, scheduled to be back on exhibit today.

"the esteemed Hutchison Award"

Scientist accepts award, works hard to get name in paper. This makes two days in a row. How long can he keep the streak going?

"The public will then vote on the five finalists"

North Carolina's N.C. Zoo soliciting lion names from kids.

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Nice and gloomy!

Malaysia's Sematan mangrove swamp just crawling with life!

"ecosystem health of the national forests"

Scientists demand that only they be allowed in national forests, insist that they're not helping Queen of the Chimps Jane Goodall breed race of transnational attack apes.

"about 1,600 monkeys having been trapped"

Monkey-catchers in Shimla, India estimated to have caught, relocated, about 3/4 the population.

"because she is not a Canadian"

Queen of the chimps Jane Goodall urges Canadian PM to outlaw hurting animal's feelings.

"it's always a learning experience around here"

Lots of baby animals at the Zoo in Forest Park, in Massachusetts.

Monday, October 18, 2004

"The gorillas are here"

Giving the gorilla tourists a story to take home from Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park.

"Lowell got plenty of gifts"

Rochester NY's Seneca Park Zoo celebrates 20th birthday of Lowell the orangutan.

"Zoo to unveil new $5 million nature area for children"

I wouldn't have guessed it was legal.

"like a couple of monkeys from the zoo came in and went crazy"

Meals on Wheels vandalized in Pennsylvania.

"Angry protestors dressed as giant tampons"

Your friends at PETA, at it again.


Advances in spam!

"it is a very big step forward"

Positive results seen with malaria vaccine.

"animal trials on monkey and mice would follow soon"

Indian scientists work on turning Epstein-Barr Virus into a cure for hemophilia, other genetic blood disorders.

Sunday, October 17, 2004

"emotions often ran high"

CITES conference wrapup: Enemies, baseless promises, made.

"Police say that they have no leads"

Interpol to investigate British zoo monkey-thefts.

"appears to prevent infection of cells in a test tube"

First gin-soaked raisins for gin-soaked arthritis, now cranberries for herpes.

"sometimes, you just have to ignore reality"

The Bear goes all Farscape.

"I like the monkeys the best"

Free days for locals at Florida's Caribbean Gardens: The Zoo in Naples.

Update: Ah.

"they have to find out what happened"

Undisclosed problems on set of Peter Jackson's King Kong.

Friday, October 15, 2004

"our `family' is finally together again"

California couple who raised chimpanzee get visitation rights.

"Lahore Zoo did not have a veterinary hospital"

If this somewhat breathless report is correct, Tinku, a 4-year old chimpanzee at Pakistan's Lahore Zoo has died, and the zoo is to blame.

Eeyew, dead fish!

Lagmonkey notices something disturbing.

"it's easy to get it wrong"

Stuttgart's Wilhelmina Zoo finds that Berlin Zoo can't tell a baby girl gorilla from a baby boy gorilla. Berlin Zoo vet denies all responsibility.

"She returned on her own to the exhibit within ten minutes"

Orangutan at Fresno's Chaffee Zoo escapes, doesn't care for the outside.

Thursday, October 14, 2004

Thanks, Dick!

Seniors standing in supermarket parking lots for hours to get subsidized flu vaccine, no problem. Alternatives: "price gouging", "profiteering."

"murder by food poisoning"

More animal deaths at India's Mysore Zoo.

MonkeyWatch wants to know: any staff hired this year with experience at Sao Paolo Zoo?

"Babec is eating and drinking better, and his attitude is getting back to normal"

Gorilla at Alabama's Birmingham Zoo recuperating well after Sept. 25 pacemaker implantation.

"cultural imperialism"

Japan takes umbrage at CITES conference for not granting it permission to sell more whales (and whale byproducts.)

"Should we eat shark as much as we can?"

Some questions China's says were raised at CITES conference.

"My concern is for their safety"

Thai government to move ex-Safari World orangutans to secure undisclosed location.

"after digging a 120-metre-long tunnel from a nearby house"

Brazilian cash company robbed by thieves in gorilla, clown, masks.

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

"Waco philanthropists, Jim and Nell Hawkins"

Texas's Cameron Park Zoo gets $1 million for new facilities for orangutans and komodo dragons.


Scientist find the decision-making part of the brain: "the lateral intraparietal (LIP) area".

"The diocese has never changed in its antimining positions"

Monkey-Eating Eagle threatened by copper and gold mining in the Phillipines.

"Native Americans used to make decisions based on how it would affect seven generations ahead"

Queen of the chimps Jane Goodall spreads it pretty thick in this Newsweek interview.

"special rapid response squad armed with tracker dogs and tranquiliser darts"

Gorilla-suited Austrian arrested for frightening elderly hikers.

"The price of monkeys has risen with the drop in supply"

Via Infinite Monkeys, DARPA anti-biowarfare research suffers from monkey shortage!
"the development of countermeasures to biological agents, many scientists say, rests largely on the shoulders of the monkey"

"John Rowland has no specific employment plans"

Disgraced ex-Governor John Roland regains state license to sell insurance.

"a 340-pound gorilla named Jabari leaped across a moat and wall"

USDA to fine Dallas $10,000 for gorilla zoo escape in March.

"All the other lots have been donated by local people and businesses"

UK auction to include work by Ding Ding, an orangutan at Canada's Toronto Zoo.

"No animals were injured during the storms"

Florida's Genesis Zoo and Wildlife Rescue in a bad way, following damage from hurricanes.

"the Caddo Critter, the Haskell Rascal and the Hawley Him"

Texas Bigfoot Conference, Oct. 22-23, Jefferson, Texas

"unaware the meat they bought came from wild animals"

Report says a lot of bushmeat is sold in Nairobi, not all of it openly.

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

"any wild animals they're harboring must be registered annually"

First they register the guns, now this!

"Previously, scientists thought it impossible for the smallpox virus to sicken any species other than humans"

Scientists infect monkeys with smallpox, learn more about how it infects.

"I think I missed one on the road"

Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page unable to find monkeys in Hyderabad, India.

Nor is it as easy as it might seem.

"on all platforms in time for the film's release"

Video game announced as part of Peter Jackson King Kong merchandising.

"the species could become extinct in as little as 20 years"

Increasing clamor for sending the ex-Safari World orangutans to Indonesia. DNA test results still pending.

modelled on the orang-utan rehabilitation centres of Borneo and Malaysia"

Plans afoot to replace orangutan enclosure, other facilities, at Australia's Melbourne Zoo.

"We see the light at the end of the tunnel"

California's Wildlife Waystation putting things in order.

"We're having a good time"

Iowa biting monkey returned to owner.

"The town council had been ready to foot half the bill"

Statue of sasquatch with a case of beer erected in Canadian town.

Monday, October 11, 2004

Sunday, October 10, 2004

Saturday, October 09, 2004

"the ethereal beauty she still possesses"

I think somebody's got a little crush on the Queen of the Chimps.

"make a normal meal then throw a can of soup over it"

Via Bacon and Eh's, a Brtish site, The World's Worst Food, a tribute site to Lileks's Gallery of Regrettable Food, with British cookbooks!

No monkeys harmed

Libertarian presidential candidate Michael Badnarik and his Green counterpart David Cobb accused of conspiring to steal Ralph Nader's looniest candidate title.

"monkeys who "monkeyed" around with Kohlrieser"

Illinois school-children, parents, amused by auditorium animal act.
"It is a part of our reward system every six weeks," Crawford explained.

"the project used timber from the rainforests of central Africa"

Stop the presses! Greenpeace is outraged about some doors.

"we have been living with monkeys (since) time immemorial"

Oh, the surprise, she's insane! New Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai says AIDS "a deliberately created biological agent."

Update: began hearing voices after police beating.

Friday, October 08, 2004

You can live on it, but it tastes like shit

Studies in monkeys suggest soy-based diet beneficial for premenopausal women.

"a throat sac that can inflate to the size of their heads"

Illegal tree-felling threatens Sumatrans gibbons.

"expecting her second child"

Kiki, a gorilla at Boston's Franklin Park Zoo, expected to deliver in the next month or so. I don't think "child" is apt, though.

"those who eat brains of squirrel, deer, monkey and rabbit"

Reasons for Michigan squirrels drowning themselves like apocryphal lemmings remain uncertain.

Blame Ashcroft! Blogspot!

Scott at pinkmonkeybird is struggling with a corrupt template, and waiting for blogspot support folks to straighten him out. He wants his readers to know he'll be back.

Update: just bumping this up top where it'll be easily seen.

He's back!

"we'll concentrate on orangutans instead"

New Zealand chimps transferred from Auckland Zoo to Hamilton Zoo.

"they broke into a ward and flung glucose bottles around"

India's AIIMS hospital latest victim of monkey menace, calling in the langurs.

"animals often spent the day sleeping"

Japan's Chiba Zoological Park to offer visitors exciting pictures of often-boring animals.

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

MonkeyWatch Public Service Announcement

Mount St. Helens VolcanoCam back on the air!

"The harpy's diet includes monkeys, sloths, parrots and certain reptiles"

Monkey-eating eagle making a comeback in the Phillipines.

"a new species of great primate"

Primatologist affiliated with the Jane Goodall Institute apparently has video and feces of uncertain great ape. Or unexpected hybrid. Or something.

Update: found a link to the story that doesn't require a userid/password.

"In special memory of the 38 rhesus monkeys"

China erects 16-ton granite memorial to 38 monkeys killed by Chinese SARS research. Nothing for people killed by Chinese SARS denials.

"the macaques repeatedly wreak havoc to farmland"

Government-protected monkey menace in Taiwan.

"which resembles the cowl worn by Capuchin monks"

MA's "the Zoo in Forest Park" has many fall promotions planned.

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

"six tons of Cavendish bananas"

Monkey invasion of London imminent.

MonkeyWatch Unsolicited Health Advice

Don't dawdle, get your flu shot.

"orangutan with a fetish for cleaning"

(Mind your volume control, movie clip with sound automatically plays at the link.) Tokyo Zoo just had to push this story while the CITES conference is being held in Thailand. Activists, ho!

"Matt was suddenly hit on the head by a hard-thrown fig"

If you're looking for a place to look at monkeys, try Costa Rica, says Christian Science Monitor. CIA World Factbook says "a Central American success story." So, why not? If you're looking for monkeys.

"ramin, a hardwood in high demand for furniture production"

If only we'd all agree to squat on dirt floors, the orangutans, other great apes, would be fine, says U.N.'s Great Apes Survival Project.

"and, yes, Mojo the monkey"

Roundy-rounder Tony Stewart has too damned many pets.

Monday, October 04, 2004

"Kids today have head lice that evolved on two species of cave men"

Scientists compare and contrast lice and other parasites as a means of learning relatedness of human populations.

"the United States government is marshalling every resource it can to control the American people"

Plans to study 1918's deadly flu strain in vitro part of US plan for biowarfare, world domination, charges lefty with a runny nose.

"the United States government is marshalling every resource it can to control the American people"

Plans to revive 1918's deadly flu strain part of US plan for biowarfare, world domination, charges lefty with a runny nose.

"It is a gift from the Government of India to them"

Tajikstan to India: send more monkeys!

Sunday, October 03, 2004

Saturday, October 02, 2004

MonkeyWatch Free Advice:

Next time, use both hands. And a map.

"Activists dressed in orang-utan costumes paraded"

You can't tell the activists from the birthday party clowns without a scorecard.

"martini-and-wine tasting party and help save the orangutans"

Who says irony is dead?

"may also prove conducive to the local eco-tourism industry"

Residents of monkey-infested neighborhoods in Brunei call for relocating monkeys to "sanctuary."

"When he exhales, he leaves fish guts and fish scales on you"

Houston Zoo now available as a wedding venue.

Friday, October 01, 2004

"proboscis monkeys are loveable, the long-tailed macaques are less so"

Travel writer Mark Rowe no fan of macaques. Giant flowers that stink like rotting meat, them he's OK with.

"the red howler monkey, a resident of the forest, is the host of the yellow fever virus"

Trinidad & Tabago opens hunting season. Snakes, pre-whacked and otherwise, off-limits.

"Stay out of the woods, you idiot"

Old-school East Coast Bigfooters disrespected by mainstream West Coast sasquatchers.

"OBL holding up a copy of 2004 TV Guide Fall Season edition"

Chock full of screedy goodness.