Monday, February 28, 2005

"Oh said he has revived an orangutan in a coma"

Singapore zoo elephant gets acupunture.

"highly unsettling, highly nauseating"

Nigeria's University of Ibadan Zoological Garden not up to snuff, says Adeyeye Joseph.


Freelance journalist squeezes out a column, barely, on seeing a hotel painting of chimps on toilets.

"monkeys were a nuisance"

Botswana researcher finds "go away bird" preferable to marauding monkeys.

"a vital part of telling the story of the entire ecosystem"

Kentucky's Louisville Zoo wins accreditation for its plant and botanical environment.

Sunday, February 27, 2005

"the crude and cruel method of capturing monkeys in cages"

Feeding monkeys may be outlawed in India's Himachal Pradesh.

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"a unique 13 day tour"

World Wildlife Fund to pimp Borneo orangutans.

"it’s not crowded"

Wisconsin's "NEW" Zoo opens early this year.

"donor fatigue"

New Jersey's Popcorn Park Zoo needs more money.

Saturday, February 26, 2005

"You are now a target for us"

UK "animal rights" anarchists in airport sabotage campaign.

"Cows look calm, but really they are gay nymphomaniacs"

Queen of the Chimps Jane Goodall to keynote Compassion in World Farming confab.

Hartford Follies a hit!

I can't believe it's not a Democrat: You must resign!
Harbormaster: I won't resign!
I can't believe it's not a Democrat: Oh. OK.

"She took it as a disagreeable duty of her employment"

Third woman sues Gorilla Foundation in nipple scandal.

"I want to see it succeed for the animals"

Uphill battle for new management at Zoo Nebraska.

Friday, February 25, 2005

"taught to chase off monkeys on sight"

Japan's Omachi Municipal Government to train dogs to harmlessly fight monkey menace.

"human T-lymphotropic virus"

Monkeys blamed for two recently-discovered retroviruses.

" it doesn't all taste like chicken"

Bushmeat trade goes worldwide.

"remember that there is the Bonsecours Basin skating rink"

IMAX Jane Goodall's Wild Chimpanzees to be foisted on entertainment-hungry Canadians.

"working for the welfare of animals"

Indian NGO sues producer-director Karan Johar claiming mistreatment of monkeys, other animals.

Won't someone think of the orangutans?

Your eyes are growing heavy, you feel sleepy, you don't want some Indonesian wood, intone Greenpeace and Rainforest Action Network.

"a nutritious evolutionary advantage"

Meat-eating a great benefit to our prehistoric ancestors, says University of Southern California in Los Angeles anthropologist.

International Eat an Animal for PETA Day March 15th.

"he will have a menagerie with him"

Jack Hanna to kick off Cincinnati Zoo's annual lecture series April 5.

Thursday, February 24, 2005

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

You win some, you lose some

Mixed results of Congo's chimpanzee release program deemed a success.

"an enchanting but obscure animal"

Florida's Lemur Conservation Foundation seeks to, uh, conserve lemurs.

"trained team of hairless marmosets"

Via Side Salad, Comic Book Gorillarama Gorilla Cover Gallery.

"We need to be shaken out of our complacency"

CDC chief considering root causes, asking herself why do they hate us.

"a holistic approach to community conservation"

Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International and Jane Goodall Institute to join forces in Eastern Congo, distribute largesse.

"the monkey was not from the zoo"

Monkey on the loose reported in Shropshire, UK

"if there are foreigners, they will be only working as trainers"

Work progresses on Malaysia's new Sabah Zoological and Botanical Park.

"a chimpanzee bit off much of a woman’s hand"

Wild Wilderness Drive-Thru Safari disclaims responsibility in October chimpanzee attack.

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Shocked, shocked

Indonesian government agencies implicated in animal smuggling, says anonymous tipster.

"Golden Monkeys in the Snow Land"

Kukla, Fran and Ollie it ain't.

"Presidential Tour of Ghana"

Boabeng Fiema Monkey Sanctuary, other points of interest, to be featured in Forest Sawyer's upcoming documentary for Discovery Channel.

"Everybody's gotten into the monkeys these days"

Famous roundy-rounder speculates on monkeys, etc.

Sunday, February 20, 2005

"along Diversion Highway, Barangay Ma-a Road"

Bonding with the baby orangutans at Davao Crocodile Park in the Philippines.

Saturday, February 19, 2005

"the great apes - have very low frequencies of malocclusion"

Anthropologist blames cooking for imperfact human teeth. Dentists remain close-mouthed.

"'Snowflake" isn't as cute as it looks"

Viewer beware of Nature: Snowflake: The White Gorilla, says New York Post review...
"unless you think your kids can benefit from seeing gorillas hacked to pieces with machetes and their flesh cooked over open flames"

"nobody was injured"

Two men, wearing gorilla or monkey masks, rob Tallahassee bank.

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

"not limited to monkeys"

Monkeypox wins Pathogen of the Week.

"more reliable human-based methods"

Animal drug testing imperfect, should be abandoned, says Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Also, no more eating tasty meat.

"You will be about 8 feet away from an orang"

New digs for orangutans at Nebraska's Henry Doorly Zoo.

"dressed as monkeys or penguins"

Kyoto Protocol cheating to begin today.

thylacine bid dropped

Via Irish Elk, the Australian Museum has abandoned attempts to clone the extinct marsupial "tiger," citing bunk DNA.

"it was never designed to fly on one engine"

Tales of the Gold Monkey plane destroyed in crash, fire. No serious injuries.

Tuesday, February 15, 2005


Last week's chimpanzee death at North Carolina Zoo due to heart attack.

"an unwelcome disruption"

Irish golfer Padraig Harrington menaced by laser-wielding monkey in Malaysia.

"a senior prank gone bad"

Student in gorilla costume prompts evacuation, FBI, bomb search. Charges to be filed against student.

Update: reckless endangerment, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and criminal trespass.

"they were in a very pathetic condition"

Kenyan authorities seize six infant chimpanzees, four guenons at Nairobi airport.

"puppies, monkeys, cats and rabbits"

New Jersey administers wrist-slap in trespass, contempt of court: $155 and out.

"a studbook - which is like a dating service"

While press awaited gorilla love at first sight, zookeepers were ready to throw fruit and hose 'em down if things turned ugly.

"The suit also alleges animal cruelty"

USDA investigates alleged violations at University of Louisiana's New Iberia Research Center.

Plaintiff's press release here.

Monday, February 14, 2005

Saturday, February 12, 2005

"extremely unique"

Great Ape Trust of Iowa's new liaison talks with the animals not-animals-in-the-conventional-sense.

"It’s romantic!"

Valentine’s Day presentation at Colorado's Cheyenne Mountain Zoo: What the Zookeeper Saw.

Friday, February 11, 2005

"one of his main interests is to create work with which people can interact"

Bill, 58-year-old chimpanzee at California's Sequoia Park Zoo to be sculpted. (The article doesn't mention Bill's prowess as a feces flinger or if that will play any part in public interaction with the statue.)

Job opening in Colorado!

President of Colorado's Cheyenne Mountain Zoo heads for sunnier climes.

Thursday, February 10, 2005

"You can't pretend it's not an issue, but it is safe"

Rwanda: now with less genocide!

"a fungal disease found in the soil"

Arizona's Wildlife World Zoo adds new animals. Continued absence of great apes is mentioned.

Yesterday's News Today!

Facts and factlike information about 1974's Planet Of The Apes TV Show.

"what we try not to do is make judgments"

Missing link sought at Berlin International Film Festival.

"Bill the chimpanzee is probably the most famous of our residents"

California's Sequoia Park Zoo to get $2.25 million upgrade, new redwood entry pavilion.

"alcohol, tobacco and corporate profits"

Jody Jodi Rell's approval ratings to tank.

Update: I shall call you I can't believe it's not Democrat.

"five bags of monkey-head fungus"

New Zealand smuggler not just glad to see you.

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Goodbye, Koby

Koby, 29-year-old chimpanzee at North Carolina Zoo, dies under anesthesia during annual physical.

"saying just what makes up a species of bacteria"

Biologists befuddled by baffling bacteria.

"each child in the school to sell 10 T-shirts"

The Nature Conservancy puts Texas elementary school students to work selling sweatshop product.

"People love primates"

USA Today article touts apes in commercials.

"sort of fluffy looking"

Wildlife Conservation Society to auction naming rights for newly-discovered monkey in genus callicebus.

"Orangutans are amorous apes"

Great Ape Trust of Iowa to add loaner orangutan.

"a search for the missing link between man and ape"

Moody, atmospheric Euro talkfests to crush Hollywood action blockbusters any day now, says Berlin Film Festival director.

Monday, February 07, 2005

"Total attendance in 2004 was 591,687"

Kansas's Downing Gorilla Forest a major tourist draw, says Sedgwick County Zoo.

"the Chimpanzee Collaboratory"

And you thought no one would be offended by this year's Super Bowl ads!

"utterly shameful"

Shrill UK anti-vivisectionists find it easier to get traction in the press than in court.

Update: Earplugs recommended for researchers.

Hold me...

I'm scared.

"He's very interested in human males"

Oscar, San Francisco Zoo's new stud gorilla, so far shows little interest in the ladies, says San Francisco Chronicle.

Sunday, February 06, 2005

"we are taking precautionary measures"

Menacing Malaysian monkey problem to be solved.

"These crows never make mistakes"

Brain nomenclature consortium first to welcome our avian overlords.

"It is not by coincidence"

Congo rainforest conference names Wangari Maathai (backgrounder) to be roving ambassador for the Congo Basin.

"monkeys were seen leaping through the trees"

UK explorers summit Edinburgh, Kilimanjaro.

Saturday, February 05, 2005

"her grandson wouldn't let her grab the New England Patriot's shirt"

Inji, orangutan at Oregon's Portland Zoo, picks Eagles.

"She ate so much formula, she threw up"

Two arrests in Maryland monkey theft. But owners may be in violation of county exotic animal regulations.

"Each of the 900 or so bags weighs about 50 pounds"

It's one thing to say "if I had a nickel for every idiot who cut me off in traffic..." It's another thing entirely to make good on it.

"for the last three years"

Monkey menace in Malaysia

Friday, February 04, 2005

"Much remains unknown about leprosy"

Book review of Don't Fence Me In: Leprosy In Modern Times waits to the end to reveal that the sooty mangabey brings to three the number of vulnerable species.

Our stomachs will roast in hell any day now

American power on the wane, say tone-deaf "experts" at UC Berkeley gabfest. An 800-pound gorilla is invoked, and found wanting versus overwhelming international frowny-faces.

"to avoid excessive contact with humans"

Gorilla touring in Uganda remains strong despite the season.

"we are not going to keep the chimps"

Indiana's Potawatomi Zoo seeks to trade chimpanzees for giraffes.

"reunited with her adoring owners"

Maryland stolen monkey returned to home, charges expected.

"Alright, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my closeup"

A gorilla in Congo's Kahuzi-Biega National Park.

And if that doesn't work, stern looks and strongly-worded memos!

Central African leaders call for bold measures to save Congo Basin forests.

"we often refer to him as The Silverback"

Superannuated publishing exec becomes ape-fancying college professor, earns pro-forma kudo from Queen of the Chimps.

"the monkeys may spread disease"

Delhi looks for new dumping ground as Madhya Pradesh says no more monkeys.

Goodbye, Scottie

Scotty, a 36-year-old silverback gorilla, dead at Colorado's Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

OK, everybody come back now

Connecticut, come home!

"ON, more ON and completely OUT"

Two more gorillas to be placed on view at Kansas's Sedgwick County Zoo Downing Gorilla Forest.

"I'm not dead"

News at Dr. Weevil

"22 exhausted and very funky climbers"

Harvard Business School field-trip to Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Fun facts, etc.

The Toque Monkey is not native to Canada.

"the alternate reality that the democrats inhabit"

Feces Flinging Monkey finds The New Republic bemoaning "The Death of Liberalism in Iraq." 'Cause elections are bad, mmm'kay?