Saturday, July 30, 2011

Bad idea, this is how trouble starts

Thai zoo uses captive chimpanzee labor to raise valuable tiger cub.

Thursday, July 28, 2011


Badongo the gorilla, newly arrived from La Vallee des Singes casts a speculative eye at the local talent at Jersey's Durrell wildlife park, where gorilla Jambo stood guard in 1968, protecting a boy who'd fallen into his enclosure.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

“but it is still a challenge”

Six orphaned gorillas come home to the DRC.

Monday, July 25, 2011

“increased by 54 percent”

What's that noise behind us? Was it an increasingly numerous Chimpanzee?

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Happy Birthday, Stumpy!

Europe's oldest ring tailed lemur celebrates 25th birthday at Five Sisters Zoo in Polbeth Scotland.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

“only a monkey without hair”

Mangy monkey serially mistaken for a bunny and a alien visitor.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

“titi monkey adenovirus”

In case there aren't enough diseases to kill you yet, monkeys invent more.

“Never touch a gorilla!”

Going out of your way to see the gorillas.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Chinese monkey menace, it seems

China needs more monkeys, if this isn't satire. Me, I got my doubts.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

“and dresses them up in tiny outfits”

Foreigners are mocking us because of you, dern old monkey lady!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Happy Birthday, Maggie!

Orangutan at Chicago's Brookfield Zoo marks a milestone with carrot-and-sweet-potato cake.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

“we can’t do anything but wait for the monkeys to leave”

As if monkey menace weren't enough before, now add rabies.

One paragraph for the story, one for the mission statement

One-week-old silver leaf monkey Thai removed from care of first-time mother who was doing it wrong, say San Diego Zoo animal care staff.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

“Red Ruffed Lemurs will have a large toy”

Animal Enrichment Day at Bloomington, IL's Miller Park Zoo.

Friday, July 15, 2011

“she was attacked from behind”

In Bangalore, monkey menace yields to monkey terror.

Even on radio, kids and animals

Bubba the Monkey: 0, Gorilla Glass: 1.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

I got your Ebsen sauce hangin, boy!

Bangor ME parolee banged up for getting high on monkey dust, as the kids call it.

Dick the Red to Primates:

Drop dead. Or 'take your stinking paws off of me, you damned dirty ape'. I can't decide between the Ed Koch reference or the Planet of the Apes one.

The bloggers lot is not a happy one. (You see what I did there? A gratuitous Gilbert and Sullivan hat tip!)

S/W slash FTW

I keep two copies of Elements of Style, third edition, on my desk at work in case one gets borrowed.