Friday, October 31, 2008


Dateline Dallas: Out-of-control unidentified Christianist, probably maddened with churchification, attacks inflatable gorilla.

“It is their declaration of power”

Big cats nabbed in Mexican drug bust. Was the monkey the mastermind?

Thursday, October 30, 2008

“had lost about 800 pounds”

I'm sure it speaks poorly of me, but my first thought on seeing news of the death at Zoo Atlanta of the pregnant elephant was 'how do you clean up after a thing like that?' Practical, not thoughtful, that's me.

“a primitive primate”

Pygmy slow loris debuts at Kansas's Lee Richardson Zoo. Small and easily caught, I assume.

Update: but thin on the ground (sorry, couldn't resist).

“The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species”

South Carolina chimpanzee fosters a pair of tiger cubs separated from their mother.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

“ensuring optimum sunlight”

The monkey-shaped energy-saving lightbulb is pretty cool, but the flower pot that seeks out sunlight as it moves, presumably disturbing the cat, is unsettling.

“when triplets are born, one is usually abandoned”

Tiny newborn marmoset at UK's Knowsley safari park being reared by staff after mother, unable to feed three babies, abandons it.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Goodbye, Djambe

30-year-old female orangutan dead at UK's Colchester Zoo. Cause will be determined by a post mortem examination.

Monday, October 27, 2008

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Will KMXB join WFTV on the nekulturny list?

WBEZ joins the lèse majesté.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

“corn has vanished at an alarming rate from deer feeders”

Escaped monkeys from Florida's Safari Wild are found, but still on the loose.

“in a hero-worship phase”

Sacramento Zoo welcomes their new chimpanzee, Doug.

Friday, October 24, 2008

“treating the monkey like his own child”

The special bond between a monkey and his dog, seen at Jiaozuo China's zoo.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

“a search for an orangutan companion was unsuccessful”

Oldest U.S. registered orangutan in captivity, Tonda, and her cat T.K., see the sights at Panama City Beach's ZooWorld.

“bilingual and good-natured”

Mysore's zoo seeks a mate for its gorilla, Polo, fruitlessly.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Goodbye, Mumba

48-year-old silverback at Canada's Granby Zoo dead of natural causes.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

“brown fur, hairless black face and long muzzle”

Detroit Zoo welcomes a pair of drills, absent from there for nearly 70 years. Damn dirty scientists let monkeys into the Great Apes of Harambee exhibit!

Monday, October 20, 2008

“proof enough”

A team of Japanese adventurers in Nepal have discovered, they say, yeti footprints.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

“250,000 dollars”

Roadkill guts in Halloween costume bigfoot hoax sold on eBay.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Thursday, October 16, 2008

“charged with receiving stolen property”

Smoking is prejudicial to your health and your freedom!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Monday, October 13, 2008

Meta, meta, meta

Had my flu shot today. All's well.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Friday, October 10, 2008

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Stay alive, don't buy Chinese!

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issues recall of Chinese-made MP3 players and necklaces for excessive lead.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

“female dominance in lemurs has never been fully explained”

An interview with ringtailed lemur expert Alison Jolly. The lemurs have ring tails, not the expert, as I read it.

“amazingly clever and utterly foolish two-legged ape”

There's no future in politics science for you unless you loathe the human race.

Monday, October 06, 2008

“A tavern just north of Tokyo”

A Japanese restaurant where the waiters are monkeys.

Update: More with video.

“you’ll get to see the House with the Monkey”

Veliko Turnovo, a site to see when in Bulgaria.

(Background. "Between the two windows above the shop Kolyo Fitcheto has engraved a plate with the name of the owner and a talisman of the house - a frowned hunchbacked little man, his hands on his knees. A local wit compared him with a monkey and thus the house was given its nickname - the House with the Monkey.")

Saturday, October 04, 2008

“There were no safety precautions”

Monkey at University of Pittsburgh bites laboratory worker, whose injuries include severe injury to her hand.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008