Monday, January 31, 2005

"they were absolutely petrified"

Macaques at Australia's Rockhampton city park unharmed as storm drops 100-foot tree on their enclosure.

"supplements his diet each day with Geritol and Herbalife"

Rudy, world's oldest captive lowland gorilla, turns 49, at Pennsylvania's Erie Zoo.

Sunday, January 30, 2005

Saturday, January 29, 2005

"The butchers say it is a cow"

Kenyans tricked into buying bushmeat, says Born Free Foundation.

"deeply emotional beings with high-pitched voices"

Archeologist takes a new look at the physiology of Neanderthals.

"the monkeys had not caused much damage"

Government offices in Chandigarh, India overrun by monkeys.

"Miss Baker, who shot into space in 1959"

Alabama Animal Hall of Fame to induct a monkey and an eagle.

Friday, January 28, 2005

"ring-tail lemurs are very curious animals"

Come the April thaw, baby ring-tail lemur will be on view at Idaho Falls Tautphaus Park Zoo.

"a research center that studies the intelligence of apes"

Great Ape Trust of Iowa hot on the trail of a replacement orangutan.

"monkey turning into a voter"

Spain seeks to remedy voter apathy with a monkey poster.

"a monkey bit off two of her fingers"

Arkansas chimpanzee feeder, missing two fingers, sues Wild Wilderness Drive-Through Safari.

Thursday, January 27, 2005

"to view female hindquarters"

Duke University Medical Center researchers sell monkey-porn to monkeys.

“history is calling us”

13 monkeys to remember:

Daniel Akaka (D-HI)
Evan Bayh (D-IN)
Barbara Boxer (D-CA)
Robert C. Byrd (D-WV)
Mark Dayton (D-MN)
Dick Durbin (D-IL)
Tom Harkin (D-IA)
James Jeffords (I-VT)
Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA)
John Kerry (D-MA)
Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Carl Levin (D-MI)
Jack Reed (D-RI)

He played Cousin Itt on "The Addams Family"

Actor, stunt double Felix Silla retires.

"Jane Goodall in a monkey suit"

A theatre review, perhaps of interest to those in Phoenix, AZ. But it does dismiss the play's author as "Jane Goodall in a monkey suit," and that image improves my morning.

"Sometimes, it squeaks"

Virginia elderly said amused by Florence Wilson and her monkey puppet, Leroy.

"received proper treatment shortly afterward"

Baby chimpanzee treated for pneumonia at children's hospital in China.

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

"the pure joy of owning a gigantic snake"

Washington considers banning exotic wild animals.

"may even be increasing in numbers"

Grauer's gorillas in Congo apparently thriving despite poachers, guerilla warfare.

Almost as good as a real present

"Adopt" a gorilla for Valentine's Day from the North Carolina Zoo society.

"Our members are not comfortable"

Pan Africa Sanctuaries Alliance upset that they aren't in charge of Kenyan wildlife.

"They would have made the Great Depression worse"

New Zealand's Dear Leader makes the most of "King Kong" photo op.

"We all know Nina is doing the talking rather than the monkey"

Nina Conti hopes to revive ventriloquism with fresh new gimmick: she works blue.

"whilst being responsible, respectful and considerate of local communities"

Now you needn't get lost while eco-touring Vietnam.

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

"more than 10,000 foreign and local visitors visited the sanctuary last year"

Ghanaians in Boabeng and Fiema protect Monkey Sanctuary from bushfire.

"The 25-year-old bachelor may also be getting a lady friend"

New home for Rusti the orangutan fully funded after anonymous $100k donation.

"an isolated, unsophisticated type of prehistoric ape-like man"

Prehistoric Britons may have engaged in species warfare, says British Archaeology.

"both are doing well"

Twin cotton-top tamarins on display at UK's Linton Zoo.

"Nobody was injured in the incident"

Monkey-clad criminal unsuccessful in robbery attempt in Japan.

Monday, January 24, 2005

"I am so back"

Super Intelligent Mystery Monkeys has returned to blogging.

"unqualified statistics of animal deaths"

Australia's Western Plains Zoo claims animal deaths taken out of context in recent newspaper exposé.

"Modern people prefer not to think about cannibalism"

Pravda declares "Prehistoric cannibalism triggered human evolution".

"a look into some weird things"

Passing reference is made to the great monkey hoax of 1953.

"It is not known where the monkeys came from"

Monkey home-invasion in South Africa.

Sunday, January 23, 2005

"known to make gifts anonymously"

$55,000 for the Chimpanzee house at Zoo Nebraska among Johnny Carson's charitable contributions.

"chimpanzees and humans share various social behaviors"

Chimpanzee named fourth most popular animal at Oregon Zoo.

"others face down in cesspools of stagnant water"

Columnist in Indonesian tsunami zone appalled by charnel house of rotting bodies, jet-lag..

"eaten by wild monkeys"

Newsweek blames logging for Japan's human/animal conflicts.

Saturday, January 22, 2005

Back, back to the trees!

Pop-philostopher Mark Rowlands no advocate for modernity, says Belfast Telegraph. Butt monkeys are invoked.

"to end four years of controversy"

Former nightclub monkeys sent to Hawaii's Panaewa Rainforest Zoo.

Thursday, January 20, 2005

"depressed female monkeys become socially withdrawn"

Scientists depress monkeys, study them, hope for new insights.

"She spends a lot of time standing by the bars preening herself"

Johannesburg Zoo to be formally introduced to prospective mate Makoko on Valentine's Day.

"Bride price" angle gets play in South African press.

"the popular automaker has decided to stop airing an ad"

Honda cowed, awarded by PETA.

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

"Then she tried some IVF work on Monkeys!"

Stand-in veterinarian at Australia's Western Plains Zoo.

"a unique habitat for wildlife like migratory birds, monkeys, lizards and turtles"

UN silences doubters, initiates tsunami relief by urging beaches be planted over in mangroves, except where one or more environmental activists raise objections.

Ardipithicus ramidus

Fossil remains of at least nine human ancestors found in Ethiopia. ID advocates are, doubtless, unimpressed.

Monday, January 17, 2005

"carved titles of the Monkey King and his brother"

China Daily reports discovery of apparent tomb of the Monkey King and his brother.

"Orangutans: None harmed"

Tsunami Animal Rescue Situation Report 17 Jan.

"it could be that a starling tried to nest in a heater"

Waterbucks, cranes dead in fire at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo.

"a decrepit factory populated by bats and monkeys"

Canadian disaster response team makes base in squalid conditions, gains sympathy of devastated locals.

Saturday, January 15, 2005

"poachers who hail from the same ethnic group as the Janjaweed"

Wild white rhinos to be airlifted out of Democratic Republic of Congo to Kenya.

"attempted to attack a pack of monkeys"

Philippine Eagle Foundation having mixed success raising Philippine ("Monkey-Eating") Eagles.

"he had purchased it off the person who had stolen it"

Stolen statue of Cheeta returned.

Thursday, January 13, 2005

the other other plan

Massachusetts high-schoolers to sell donuts to raise funds for Helping Hands, trainers of monkey helpers.

"The school lost 4,700 animals, including 78 monkeys and 35 dogs"

Underground structures vulnerable in floods, earthquakes, say United Nations University disaster experts.

"inherently a religious argument"

Court rules Georgia's "a theory, not a fact" disclaimer stickers in violation of establishment clause.

"the Loser Gets Voted Off the Planet"

Animal planet to air ""Search for the Ultimate Survivor," a rather speculative view of current thoughts on human evolution.


Coming soon to the small screen, the Queen of the Chimps Jane Goodall's When Animals Talk.

"gangrene of the animal's limb"

Two acquitted in 2003 chimpanzee death at Mysore Zoo.

Goodbye, Omega

Omega, patriarch of gorilla family at New York's Buffalo Zoo, euthanized on Monday.

"to raise community awareness"

Baby western lowland gorilla makes first public appearance at Australia's Taronga Zoo. (registration required or use bugmenot.

Update: found a non-registered version of the story.

"It is not easy to find suitable mates for gorillas"

Makoko, new gorilla at Johannesburg Zoo about ready for exhibition and, it's hoped, stud duty.

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

"Most of us are average"

The long evolution of human beauty.

"There must be a line drawn"

Indian news site calls for increased animal rights.

"had a shabby look"

Pakistan approves over $1.5 million for Lahore Zoo improvements.

"Is that what I think it is?"

California tow-truck driver called to haul dead tiger off Highway 99. (The tiger had been euthanized earlier that day.)

"an experimental playground for cool technology that matters to people"

Monkey Methods Research Group

"Similar work has been performed with cats and monkeys"

They Saved Einstein's Brain. Sorta.

"The next step in this research is to test the SDF-1 antibody in monkeys"

University of Florida study offers hope that blindness from retinopathy can be prevented.

"thought Johannesburg Zoo would be a good place to hide"

How not to be seen.

Bona fides

Just to keep things clear, I have not been offered, nor accepted, any fee, stipend, or emolument to show favor to any one or more species of primate.

"Dirty Monkey Images"

NSFW, if you work in a zoo. Probably inadvisable anywhere else. Must be bonobos.

"In the winter we are counting our pennies every month"

Massachusetts's Lupa Zoo to hold fund-raising dinner.

Monday, January 10, 2005

"Soldiers snapped photos of monkeys"

Canada's Disaster Assistance Response Team requires some rescuing by locals in Sri Lanka.

"What's your favorite meal?"

President and CEO of the Jane Goodall Institute is thrown nine innings of softballs by Grist.

"These messages have not been on SoBe bottles for at least two years"

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal protects residents from past health claims on juice, tea. Coming soon, an investigation as to whether it did, or did not Cott to be good.

"A gene called Trim 5 alpha"

Monkey-gene therapy may block HIV replication.

"Everybody has to try it"

Orangutan habitat imperiled in tsumami aftermath, says activist.

"a small primate weighing no more than 20 pounds"

Woman avoids tsunami by being elsewhere, studying Phayre's leaf monkey.

Friday, January 07, 2005

Thursday, January 06, 2005

"The Max Factor"

Johannesburg restaurant named for dead gorilla. Somebody's going to hear from Procter & Gamble's lawyers.

It stinks!

The Ochopee Skunk Ape set for April release.

"high quality primates of known pedigree"

India's National Centre for Primate Breeding and Research may begin breeding primates.

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

"almost all known orangutans are safe"

Banda Aceh update.

Like owls from Athens

India's National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health to breed monkeys.

And apparently they have a ready market.

"about 120 years old in human terms"

Spider monkey at New Zealand's Wellington Zoo diagnosed with congestive heart failure, responding well to treatment.

Monday, January 03, 2005

Saturday, January 01, 2005

"water buffalo riding, piranha fishing and alligator hunting"

Luxury and adventure, cruising the Amazon.

"Usually at school we tell them how to do things"

Your children more playful than gorillas are.

"he was upset about it,"

Bronze statue of Cheeta stolen in Palm Springs,CA.

"via accidental or deliberate vaccine contamination"

Just by the by: if you wanted something to be believed, would you choose to publish it at someplace called Conspiracy Planet? 'Cause I'm thinking that'd be a bit, well, self-defeating, selecting for the double-layer tinfoil hat crowd and all.

In either case, Happy New Year.