Thursday, March 31, 2005

"It is the green-eyed m"

Already April 1 in Germamy.

"without showing signs of disease"

Dogs proposed as Ebola vector.

"the human ha-ha"

Animals are laughing at us, says Laughter: A Scientific Investigation.

"insisted that he would contact higher authorities"

Ugandan wildlife exporter defends his blocked sale of 280 monkeys.

"The center is not open to the public"

Queen of the Chimps Jane Goodall visits Florida's Center for Great Apes for photo op, passing of chapatties.

"armed with a hangun (sic) and wearing a monkey-face mask"

Home break-in robbery in Chico, CA. by man in monkey mask. (Or by monkey, possibly in monkey mask).

"there were no human body parts in the chimps' stomachs"

California chimp attack case turned over to district attorney.

"of bad taste"

Belgian police trainers criticized for Bush / Chimp "humor".

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

"known for his hot temper"

Monkey foiled in bid for freedom from Chinese dental laboratory.

"has so far killed over 100 people"

Kenya issues alert on Angolan Marburg outbreak.

Running-dog lackeys suspected

China denies Ebola rumors

"leaves as big as a gorilla’s hand"

Philadelphia, Arkansas, Mid-Atlantic, Albuquerque, Atlanta, Kansas, and New York Gardeners Can Expect Success With Six New Favorites, says glut of press releases.

3/31 Update: Wisconsin, North Dakota, and Louisiana added. Eeeyargh!

"Two white-handed gibbons will be on loan"

Big improvements planned at Washington Park Zoo, in Michigan City, Indiana. Geography lessons planned, too.

"violent crimes, drugs, global warming and the extinction of species"

Drops of golden sunshine from the Queen of the Chimps Jane Goodall.

"those who actually do the work"


Recess Monkey on Guardian shortlist for blog award. Go vote.

"it was sinking its teeth into my arm"

Monkey menace, like plans to do something, unabated at India's favorite resort, Simla.

Monday, March 28, 2005

"The prestigious R01 grant"

$2 million NIH grant to National Tulane Primate Center for AIDS research.

"To avoid inbreeding"

China's Shenzhen Safari Park and Guangzhou Zoo monkey-swap.

"a female black spider monkey"

World's oldest monkey in captivity dies in Japan.

Sunday, March 27, 2005

Hangzhou Wild Animal World

Wanted: One female Sichuan golden monkey (Rhinopithecus roxellanae).

"Attitude is an important part of healing"

Babec damages his pacemaker in gorilla rumble at Birmingham (AL) Zoo, gets replacement.

"federal chimps owned by the federal government on a federal facility"

Alamogordo chimp abuse case lawyers go all lawyer-like. Newspaper stunned.

Saturday, March 26, 2005

"He’s even faster than a monkey"

Spidermen found in China's Guizhou province.

"see how monkeys are trained to pick coconuts"

Things to do on your visit to Thailand.

"Don't pee on my keyboard!"

Florida's Small World Zoological Gardens and Sanctuary, not open to the public, seeks donations from same.

But not so bouncy, it seems

Three recently-born lemurs on display at Scotland's Edinburgh Zoo.

"the bounciest members of the family"

Verreaux Sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi) go on display at Northern Ireland's Belfast Zoo.

"written out of the script"

Orangutan loses job, PETA cheers.

Friday, March 25, 2005

"4th Annual Orangutan Egg Hunt"

Florida's Lowry Park Zoo arranges Easter egg hunt for the orangutans.

"It’s a real learning experience for kids"

Wisconsin woman plans to spend summer dragging niece and nephew to area zoos. The name "Special Memories Zoo", in particular, fills me with a special dread.

Update: OK, now the whole thing fills me with a special dread.

"Monkeys are omnipresent"

Villagers in Sirthala, in India's Punjab, stick it to menacing monkeys.

"In short, they have the lemurs"

Duke sucks.

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Cryptozoologists, take note!

Via Tim Blair, conclusive proof of living Thylacines in the wild worth $1.25 million, Australian.

"unsuccessful "

More surgery for St. James Davis, victim of California chimp attack.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

And when I say there is no cannibalism in the British Navy...

No Ebola here, says Angola government.

Update: Never mind, it's only Marburg, which'll be a comfort to know, as you bleed out from every orifice.

"our fifth Gulf of Mexico jack-up"

Tarzan class, Super Gorilla class: it's all about oil!

"computers and animatronics and such"

Employment outlook for chimps poor.

"fast food monkeys"

Monkey menace in Shimla, India, to be opposed with "increasing the natural food base in forests, creating awareness among public and controlling the monkey population by sterilising males".

Monday, March 21, 2005

Sunday, March 20, 2005

Ah, to spend an afternoon at the monkey house!

Louisiana residents flock to last-chance view of Chimp Haven living quarters.

"Screw the others. They have it coming to them"

Politics galore at Ohio's Toledo Zoo.

"taking a ladder and looking over your neighbour's yard"

South Africa's Monkeyland calls for a little old-fashioned snooping on next door.

"It was top-of-the-line catering"

Filming of King Kong remake concludes.

"She didn't even know what we were doing"

Indiana teacher who sponsors elementary school student council petition against Potawatomi Zoo's plan to "deacquisition" chimps learns her adult daughter won't be interning at the zoo.

Saturday, March 19, 2005

"the troop of over 2,000 monkeys"

Monkey menace in southern Thailand.

"a durbar of Lord Hanuman"

Action against rampaging monkeys in India paralyzed by legal, religious considerations.

Goodbye, Brooks

Brooks, 21-year-old lowland gorilla, dies at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo after anesthesis for an examination.

Friday, March 18, 2005

"they do not eat humans"

Colobus monkey at Sedgwick County zoo, in Kansas, makes futile escape attempt.

"in the village of Bolsherechye"

Russian monkeys said to demand more onions.

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

"nothing has been done so far"

Monkey menace grows in Kanpur, other Indian cities. Civil servants point fingers at each other.

meta, meta, meta

Haloscan users who haven't done so lately may want to visit and see whether their blog template may benefit from an update. Doing so got the comment counter working again!

"unconscious in intensive care"

More surgery for St. James Davis, victim of California chimp attack.


Architects vie for £4 million contract to build Edinburgh Zoo's new chimpanzee enclosure, "unlike anything ever constructed before in the UK"

Sunday, March 13, 2005

Saturday, March 12, 2005

"Often humorous"

Recent sidebar addition Catholic Ragemonkey gets a mention in the Miami Herald.

"careers in the entertainment industry"

Aggressors in California chimp attack retired show business people. And
On Friday, LaDonna Davis' close friends said she told them St. James Davis had made a "slight" improvement.

"three large chimp areas linked to research facilities, exhibition space and an auditorium"

City planners give OK for new chimpanzee facility at Scotland's Edinburgh Zoo.

''superhuman strength"

Suit brought in 2003 Franklin Park Zoo gorilla attack.

Friday, March 11, 2005

"We would like her to be a girl"

Western lowland gorilla born at Toronto Zoo.

Thursday, March 10, 2005

"Well, orangutans are as intelligent as a 5 or 6-year-old child"

The sorry state of great apes in the wild is discussed. Root causes are considered:
IAN REDMOND: It's that world market for computers and PlayStations and that sort of thing which has led to, we fear, something like 70 per cent or 80 per cent of the eastern lowland gorilla population gone.
If only we'd be content to just squat in the mud, like our environmentally-friendly noble ancestors, why then, everything would be right as rain!

Update:Boy, he hates everything!:
raw materials for our gadgets, for our hardwood decking and our window frames and whatever else we use, whether it's timber or coltan or palm oil
I sense an expansion of terms for the Kyoto treaty any time now!

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

"It's business as usual here"

Stung by nipple scandal, Gorilla Foundation fund-raising slow going.

"no tapirs, spotted leopards, hornbills or monkeys"

Poachers at work in Malaysia's Shah Alam Bukit Cahaya Agricultural Park.

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Goodbye, Rudy

Rudy, 49 year old Western Lowland Gorilla at Pennsylvania's Erie Zoo, dies in his sleep.

Sunday, March 06, 2005

"It has become a tough job to get monkey-catchers this season"

Indian state of Hyderabad overrun with stray wildlife.

"Investigators have yet to determine why the animals attacked"

LaDonna Davis describes her husband's condition as stable.

Expert speculates on motive for the attack.
Either the chimp was very, very angry with Mr. Davis, or had a dislike for Mr. Davis, or Mr. Davis did something
Consider root causes!

"They're gang members"

Hollywood animal trainer speaks out on chimpanzees, hooligans of the animal world.

California chimp attack backgrounder

"Davis Family faces serious challenge after chimpanzee attack." Uh, yeah.

Saturday, March 05, 2005

"somebody took my thumb off"

I see Gloria Allred's involved in California chimp attack aftermath, as she was when Moe was taken from the Davises.

"vicious, vicious animals that can pick you up and throw you across the room"

Further gruesome details on California chimp attack.
He lost all the fingers from both hands, an eye, part of his nose, cheek and lips, and part of his buttocks. Other injuries included a mutilated foot and cracked heel bone.

"8 feet of fence crowned with 3 feet of electrified chain-link fence"

Florida's Myakka City Lemur Preserve hopes to pacify animal population with prestidigitation.

"she let out loud shrieks"

Wildlife TV personality Lyndal Davies is profiled.

"They are psychotic"

Careening hodge-podge of an article, touching on chimps, California chimp attack, Queen of the Chimps Jane Goodall, Humane Society of the United States, without reaching any sort of a conclusion.

"it’s just too cold"

Animals cope with cold weather at Taiwan zoo.

"the Celebrity Downhill"

A few moments with Queen of the Chimps Jane Goodall to be auctioned to benefit Aspen Youth Experience.

"3.8 to 4 million years old"

12 early hominid fossils, apparently older than "Lucy," discovered in eastern Ethiopia.

California chimp attack trivia

Victim St. James Davis is a veteran of what was then NASCAR's Winston West Series.

Friday, March 04, 2005

California chimp attack update

Lots of good quotes in this one.
"experts said Friday they weren't surprised by the gruesome attack"
Astrologers are rarely surprised either, after the fact.
"This is the only incident in 20 years of operation"
Doesn't take many like this in 20 years, tho.
"These are good chimps"
They're just misunderstood.

"Animals bite, people bite, Mike Tyson bites. So what?"

Investigation of California chimp attack begins.

Thursday, March 03, 2005

California chimp attack latest

The people injured, St. James and La Donna Davis, have appeared on MonkeyWatch twice in 2004: January and October.

Update: "reportedly undergone surgery to reconstruct his face and reattach his nose"

Update: "His testicles and a foot also were severed".

Chimp attack, escape at California's Animal Haven Ranch

One person critical, another seriously injured. Two chimpanzees dead, four two others on the loose in Caliente, CA, near Bakersfield.


Update: Escapees recaptured.

"the Red Hat Society was out in full force"

Good eating at Minnesota's Como Zoo.

"Creepy and cool"

Robotic chimpanzee head said big hit at American International Toy Fair.

"It was a lot of fun"

Root canal for Schmidt's guenon at Utah's Hogle Zoo.

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Monkeys on eBay

When I think of monkeys, perfume's the first thing that comes to mind.

"monkeys get fed a lot of fruit at the moment"

Strict German zookeepers put zoo animals on health regimen for their own good.

Rhinopithecus avunculus

Grim outlook for Tonkin snub-nosed monkey blamed on withdrawal of German funds.

Macacque nurple

Via Possumblog, a photo that suggests that Koko isn't alone.

Update: Michele at a small victory adds a even more disturbing note.

"a healthy curiosity from the female gorilla"

Gorilla Foundation supporters pooh-pooh nipple suit.

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

"to inform and empower them"

As lunatics have abandoned the delusion of being Napoleon, a new model has appeared.

"It's kind of hard to know what you're looking at"

Bigfoot and the believers.

"a 14,000-man United Nations peacekeeping mission"

Gold-miners, UN peace-keepers, threaten Liberian wildlife, children.

Coulda lived my whole life without seeing that and not been disappointed

Thought the Koko nipple scandal was the low point. Monkeys in the News finds something worse.

"because the state had to bail us out"

Baltimore Zoo set to reopen as Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. The unproductive story of gorillas Jack and Hazel is retold.