Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Goodbye, Washoe

Washoe. famous signing chimpanzee, dead of natural causes at 42 years of age at Central Washington University.

Influenza implicated.

Update: Cruel, but fair.


The first time I saw Frank Zappa perform was 9/23/1972 at the Felt Forum in NYC. Soon. the next day, recorded at the Music Hall in Boston, will be released.

Update 10/06: In my hands today!

“a family history of feces flinging”

An inflatable gorilla's experience to the ER is documented at Emergiblog.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

“baboon crime”

Baboons enforce their demands for rights, reparations at the People's Cube. (H/T to Sissy Willis)

Monday, October 29, 2007

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Goodbye, Mamu

Mamu, 37-year-old ring-tailed lemur, dead of undetermined causes at Colorado's Pueblo Zoo.

“Initially the parents were worried for their son's safety”

Disaster is foreshadowed: monkey babysitter.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Thursday, October 25, 2007


Instapundit links to this story of the search for the skunk ape.

“just a few thousand dollars”

Conservationists warn of imminent peril for primates. Regrettably, conservationists say their funds are all spent, so saving the primates is on you. Rotten luck.

“and roasted them on the spit”

Looking back to a simpler time, in Spain, when running over monkeys was commonplace.

“oddly unafraid”

Adventure holiday in Rwanda, with gorillas.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

“most professional monkey catchers are illiterate”

More of the same medicine prescribed as New Delhi monkey menace continues.

Yapping from the left

Chomsky or chimpsky?

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

“a week early than expected”

Chimpanzee born at New Zealand's Wellington Zoo

“big, big trouble”

Left in the cold by Nobel Peace Prize lobbying, is this the year Jane Goodall releases her chimpanzee armies to kill us all?

“They're at the bottom”

As much as you wanted to know, at least, about lemurs, in Moreau, NY.

Monday, October 22, 2007

“plague of monkeys”

Deputy mayor of Delhi dies after monkey attack in rooftop misadventure.


Saturday, October 20, 2007

“Sumatran Orang-utan Conservation Program”

Temara, orangutan from Australia's Perth Zoo, deported to Sumatran jungle.

Friday, October 19, 2007

“an ad he placed seeking spanking partners”

Life for killer of Man in the Yellow Hat.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Amazing discovery

Google says Monkeywatch favorite Silfray Hraka is the top hit for paralytic drunk kennedy.

Or from singer poor to Sinatra

From Singapore to Sumatra, they're writing sternly-worded memos on saving orangutans.

“Gorilla Inc”

Chinese-built ladder stands recalled. Look out below!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

“fans making monkey noises”

Cricket, motor racing suffer racism charges.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

“a nursery nurse”

Monkeys puzzled by theft of tree from front garden in UK.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

“6,000 parts per million”

Man in the Yellow Hat suffers lead poisoning, Environmental health officials baffled.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

“A means of connection”

Recipient of MonkeyWatch awe, N.Z. Bear of the indispensable Truth Laid Bear, has opened commercial media tool Kithbridge.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Headlines in the News

I originally misread this as Useless Space Monkey Invented. Admittedly, misreading is commoner, yet less amusing, since my stroke.

"No throwing grapes"

Grape stompers at Reno, NV's, Great Italian Festival entertained by Hobo the Monkey.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Still awaiting the withering away of the state, I think

Max Planck Institute of Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany applies some dodgy economic theory to chimpanzee behavior.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

“Thirteen animals have been stolen”

Maltese cross as Animal Park at Razzett tal-Hbiberija is burgled.

“the Freedom of Information Act”

The contagion-filled sky is falling! It's George Bush's fault, apparently.


Killing a monkey is expensive.

Monday, October 01, 2007