Wednesday, August 31, 2011

“Marjorie Partch just wants the right to bring her mother home”

Primacy of freely-signed contracts between individuals empowered to do so and crony capitalism.

“Mental Floss ”

Capuchin monkeys 'cautious, observant shoppers,' reports Yale University Department of Psychology. Remarkably, monkeys not yet said to act just like members of any socio-political group. Later today when bloggers take note, I bet.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

“A possible new species of monkey has been discovered”

A new species of Callicebus monkey may have been discovered, with remarkable features at head and tail, this MSNBC article fails to explain, doing for internet journalism what their common-law parents did for the community's daily newspaper.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Goodbye, Hondo

36-year-old male chimpanzee dies at North Carolina Zoo of the effects of amyloidosis.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

“before the rest of us felt the shaking”

Always one of my favorite logical fallacies: confirmation bias.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

“readier to use sex”

Chimpanzee sore losers complain that bonobo victor slept her way to the top.

Monday, August 22, 2011

“the orangutan refused to share the wet towel”

Orangutan at Japan's Tama Zoological Park observed wetting a cloth to cool itself.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Happy Birthday, Kiki!

Western lowland gorilla at Boston's Franklin Park Zoo celebrated her 30th birthday with special treats Sunday, with her daughters Kira, 12, Kimani, 6, and Kambiri, 9 months.

“people who buy monkeys from breeders will come to regret the purchase”

Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary, in Texas, takes stand against the breeding and sale of pet monkeys.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

“Mandrills are the largest monkey”

Curious behavior of an understimulated infant mandrill in Yageer Zoo in Ningbo, China. Everybody laughing now, please.

Friday, August 19, 2011

“Great Ape Heart Healthy program”

Dara, orangutan at Rochester NY's Seneca Park Zoo, gets a clean bill of health.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Goodbye, Harvey

Last surviving chimpanzee at the Toledo Zoo succumbs.

“Just a scratch”

8 year old girl in Springfield, MO victimized by macaque at Walmart.

Rolo, Twix, Flake, Rocky, Snickers, Minstrel, Malteser, Yorkie, Wisper, Kit Kat and Twirl

Bolivian squirrel monkey Bounty, at London Zoo, fathered his 11th offspring Rolo, last month.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A note from my friend, Marjorie Partch:

We have been reluctant to intrude with this tragic story, but also hoping that this community would rally around one of its longtime members in her time of dire need. Mrs. Dorothy Partch taught English at Brien McMahon High School for 20 years, retiring in 1994. In 2003, she suffered a mild stroke, and her daughter Marjorie (Class of 1975) moved back home to take care of her. Last year, Mrs. Partch had a more severe stroke, and Marjorie, her POA, Health Care Representative, etc. etc., brought her to a nursing home for rehab. She was due to come home last Summer. But when the nursing home learned that the house was still in Mrs. Partch's name, they decided instead to bypass her daughter's legal authority and keep Mrs. Partch against their wishes. They had a real estate attorney appointed as Mrs. Partch's Conservator (guardian), seized all their joint accounts, and are trying to take all their belongings and property to keep Mrs. Partch isolated, neglected and abused (according to the Dept. of Public Health), rather than letting her come home, where she would be treated by her own neurologist, therapists and her loving daughter.

To learn more, and to help, click here.

“£465,000 in royalties”

Celebrity-primatologist Dame Jane Goodall sues baby food firm Sprout Foods in dispute over payments for Janey Baby brand.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

“in northwestern Wyoming”

Oldest fingernails in modern primates discovered in Teilhardina brandti.

Monday, August 15, 2011

“he puts the baboons first ”

"Wild About Monkeys" at MontanaFair, Billings.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Friday, August 12, 2011

Also Ted Nugent and free lunch!

LemurLand representing at Sioux Empire Fair up close and personal

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Or so the Grauniad says:

Bonobos share stuff and enjoy the odd orgy while Pan troglodytes is too busy fighting over every little thing.

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

“estimated at about 8-months-old”

Baby Mountain Gorilla confiscated from poachers by Rwandan police on the border of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Thursday, August 04, 2011

“extraordinary monkeys”

Milly the mandrill at UK's Colchester Zoo plays peekaboo.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Goodbye, Timmy!

Timmy, a 52-year-old Silverback gorilla, was euthanized Tuesday at Louisville Zoo due to declining heart health and other quality of life issues.

“the cotton top shares its hairstyle”

Huh, who knew, otherwise socially conscious Canada a hot-bed of speciesism!

Tuesday, August 02, 2011


20 million year old ape skull found in Uganda.