Friday, July 31, 2009

“the twins enjoyed a treat of fruit salad”

Peanut and Pumpkin on Jungle Island.

“117 mechanical arms”

LEMUR: the League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots, an automated gamelan.

“I got to get away from this freak”

South Carolina faux gorilla attack.

Paragraph after paragraph from Discovery...

(and not a word of climate alarmism!)

Scientists report a better monkey scratcher invented by monkeys.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

“has been simmering ever since”

International Astronomical Union may downgrade Neil deGrasse Tyson from planet status.

Meta meta meta

I have, I see, lost a number of entries while editing the list of blogs on the right. I haven't purged anyone for cause recently.

“without their feet touching the ground”

Surprise! Orangutans particularly clever at moving through trees!

Monday, July 27, 2009

“Nineteen people were arrested ”

The rest of the country laughs derisively as Connecticut's canary
ring is exposed.

Like coals to Newcastle!

Man arrested for smuggling monkeys into India's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.

“lemurs could not stop crying”

Longest total solar eclipse of the 21st century upsets the animals at China's Hangzhou City Zoo.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

“stopped in Seoul, South Korea before arriving”

American volunteer at Indonesian orangutan rehabilitation center suspected to have been infected by the H1N1 virus.

Friday, July 24, 2009

“scientific methods will be employed”

Misbehaving Indian macaques to be taught their manners at monkey school.

Stay alive, don't buy Chinese!

Sevca LLC Recalls Sevylor® Tow Behinds; Quick Hitch Connectors Break, Posing Serious Hazard to Users

LeapFrog Recalls Electronic Plush Toys Due to Choking Hazard

“say there's no cause for concern”

No great apes at CT's Lionshare Farm, where Greenwich grandees raise their cheetahs and their peacock, porcupine, anteater, zebra, miniature horse, tortoise, camel, giraffe, two striped hyenas and several small monkeys.

“a healthy chimp in captivity should live as long as humans”

Two chimpanzees formerly at South Africa's Natal Zoological Gardens are said to be recovering well at Chimpanzee Eden.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Linkless musing

Should gross incompetence be classed as a high crime and misdemeanor? I don't suppose it'd get out of committee, regardless of the party in power.

“Five baby lemurs have been born”

It's lemurs-a-poppin' at Bronx Zoo's Madagascar exhibit.

Baby-strangling snakes A-OK, though

Connecticut bans private ownership of gorillas, chimpanzees, and orangutans

“he was trying to feed chocolate”

Emergency surgery reported for boy in China's Guangzhou after severe monkey bite.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Stay alive, don't buy Chinese!

Fiesta Recalls to Repair Gas Grills Due to Fire, Burn Hazards

“she asked police not to pursue the investigation”

Texas plant store owner finds a surprise on surveilance camera video:a thieving monkey and his human accomplice.

Monday, July 20, 2009

“an annoyance and danger”

Man against monkey. War in Viet Nam!

“monkeys who will take just about anything, including underwear”

It's parkway robbery as baboons learn to take advantage of motor tourists at UK's Knowsley Safari Park.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

“a really great age for a ring-tailed lemur”

23-year-old Stumpy, probably the oldest lemur in Europe, gets kids off his lawn at UK's Five Sisters Zoo.

“If people stopped feeding them, the monkeys would move on”

Please don't feed the monkeys, South African source advises.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

“The babies are in danger of dying”

Gibbon-nappers strike at France's Frejus Zoological Park.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Monday, July 13, 2009

“experiments in ferrets and monkeys”

New H1N1 influenza virus bears a disturbing resemblance to the virus strain that caused the 1918 flu pandemic, researchers say.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

“one of the oldest macaque monkeys living in captivity”

36th birthday for Trapper, Rhesus macaque at Oregon's Health Science University Primate Center.

“no visitors to the zoo were in any danger”

Australia's Perth Zoo looks to downplay the brief escape of an orangutan from its enclosure.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

“due to devastating budget cuts”

Boston Zoo animals threatened, as are taxpayers, by failed Obama presidency.

Friday, July 10, 2009

“rumours in the past”

Puerto de la Cruz, Canary Islands: The decrepit 'Casa Amarilla', once used by Wolfgang Köhler to investigate the intelligence of apes, may be restored so that it can be used as a museum.

“We will change the name to 'Okeke'”

Germany's Dresden Zoo renames new mandrill. It seems that "Obama" might be thought insensitive.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Monday, July 06, 2009

“but had yet to find a name”

Australia's Werribee Open Range Zoo welcomes a new vervet monkey.

“officials investigate the cause”

Barbary Macaques escape their enclosure at Scotland's Edinburgh Zoo.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Who says monkeys don't do irony?

Priest, worshippers attacked by menacing monkeys at India's Bade Hanuman Temple

“males may become frustrated”

Brazil's muriqui not entirely the peaceful and egalitarian primate some people enjoy imagining.

Friday, July 03, 2009

“Jocco was suffering from jaw cancer”

At UTs Hogle Zoo, Jocko the capuchin monkey, perhaps one of the world's oldest, is so no longer.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009