Tuesday, September 30, 2003

That's gonna leave a mark

Miami Metrozoo vet bitten by Orangutan.

"The monkeys live in harmony with the people of Boabeng- Fiema"

Boabeng/Fiema is the only village in Ghana and Africa with over two hundred Geoffroy's Pied Colobus and five hundred Campbell's Mona Monkeys. Whether this is a good thing or a bad thing is left to the reader's tastes.

What tranquilizer gun?

History of problems at Franklin Park, allied zoos.

'cause we can't find reverse

Gorilla trekking in Uganda

What crime wave?

UK monkey breeder burgled out of business. Police hoping malefactors turn themselves in.

"Zoo officials said some problems had been fixed"

Inspection finds Washington D.C. National Zoo slumlike.

Neener, neener, neener

Columbus Zoo reminds us that none of their gorillas ever escaped into public areas. I blame Teddy.

Update: They admit they're concerned about the Orangutans, though.

Them or Us!

Harvard Anthropologist predicts extinction of wild Orangutans in 10-20 years, World Wide Fund for Nature calls shenanigans.

Monday, September 29, 2003

Locking the Zoo Door After the Gorilla's Gone

Franklin Park Zoo announces new security measures.

Be Glad it Wasn't Hoss

New York Post plays Boston escape story for laughs.

Update: with small blurry photo of gorilla at bus shelter.

Update: Same photo, I think, cropped wider to show police.

Update: Rantburg's view

Sunday, September 28, 2003

What's going on in Boston?

A New Zealand news site reports one person injured by a gorilla, escaped from Franklin Park Zoo, roaming Roxbury. I don't see any more local confirmation, though.

Update: not to be confused with this Franklin Park Zoo escape.

Update: UK Reuters has it

Update: Newsday AP confirms, two injured, and apparently it was Little Joe, the August escapee referenced above.

Update: A few more details.

Yeah, that oughta do it

A Hindu priest performs marriage ceremonies for snakes, fish, lizards, crabs, crows, ducks, parrots, dogs, donkeys, monkeys, cows and horses. Also people. "The marriage ceremony was held for the sake of peace."

"any monkey crossing the road otherwise than by the bridge will be fined"

Thailand builds brachiating bridge.

"If I die it is not going to be from a sudden cardiac arrest"

Wyoming CPR instructors don the traditional gorilla costumes.

Splish Splash

Sock Monkey Goes to Hollywood.

Friday, September 26, 2003

You're harshing our tourism mellow!

Nepalese yeti-mongers outraged by claim that yeti is a bear.

If At First You Don't Succeed

Obsessive North Carolina gardener hopes to get in a banana crop.

Hollywood still out of ideas

Animated feature of Curious George looms.

Wednesday, September 24, 2003

Paging Tom Ridge

Researchers under attack by terrorists.

Every word, including "the" and "and"

China claims to establish nature reserve to protect golden monkeys.

Another mouth to feed

Louisville Zoo gorilla pregnant.

Tuesday, September 23, 2003

It's just common sense

Don't drink river water without boiling it, don't eat monkey unless it's well-done.

If there are no eyes, avoid all contact

"The Action Heroine's Handbook" on sasquatch encounters: avoid eye contact.

Great for monkeys, what about people?

Wake Forest researchers develop line of monkey stem cells from gamete, not zygote.

Monday, September 22, 2003

Glenville NY escapee reported

Capuchin on the loose! "Mary Malewicz said, 'Grab his tail. He's prehensile...'"

Update: still missing

I blame Gray Davis

I don't like the look of this!

In your case, I'll make an exception!

Texas I.D. advocates preach to the choir.

Sunday, September 21, 2003

Back in the box, Debbie!

Zoo vets inflict Skinnerian behavior mods on their charges.

Saturday, September 20, 2003

Friday, September 19, 2003

Bad News for Monkeys!

Hawaiian banana output declines 30%. Banana bunchy top virus remains a concern for growers.

Thursday, September 18, 2003

"Rumans said the zoo poses no health risk to humans"

Diagnosis in Topeka Zoo orangutan death: rabbit fever.

$12 million / 12 gorillas

Louisville Zoo wins national award for Gorilla Forest exhibit.

"Then along came eBay"

Cleveland man collects "see no evil" monkeys. Local paper finds it newsworthy.

Wednesday, September 17, 2003

Your Tax Dollars at Work

Emory University says capuchins want what they see other capuchins get.

"more intelligent than other monkeys of the same size"

Scranton, PA to build "Wildlife Center" full of non-native species. I say it's a zoo, and I say to hell with it!

Update: Curator is durned old bird lady.

Monday, September 15, 2003

"the monkey poses a safety and health risk"

One and a half months later, Green Bay says no, and means it this time. Bellevue, watch out.

Your Tax Dollars at Work

Duke researchers say monkeys tend to look in the same direction that they see other monkeys look.

"probably only has weeks left to live"

Crowds flock to Barcelona Zoo to watch Snowflake, world's only albino gorilla, die.

Friday, September 12, 2003

it still moves

Texas Board of Education is lobbied by friends, foes of science.

Your Tax Dollars at Work

Three year study says male baboons aren't bad parents.

I Don't Even Believe in Jeebus!

Arizona assistant pastor thinks African Eve disproves evolution.

"I have never done any physical exercise before this "

Normally sedentary man to raise money for monkeys by running through London in gorilla suit.

Thursday, September 11, 2003

No blogging today

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Wednesday, September 10, 2003


New Zealand vets repair broken golden lion tamarin. That's one ugly little monkey.

Update: Pictures of the surgery

Monday, September 08, 2003

Westerns looking better all the time

Lucy Lawless to join cast of new Tarzan series.

All is not well in New Zealand

Auckland Zoo deaths continue.


Erma Bombeck wannabe reports "Cheetah still not dead. Tarzan, Jane not so lucky."

Greatest Hits

Faced with deadline, columnist reports on 1923 Ape-Man On The Loose column

Let them eat cane rats!

Zoological Society of London to encourage consumption of less photogenic Bushmeat species.

Sunday, September 07, 2003

Tie a string to a banana, that'll do it

Idaho high-schoolers tempt fate, attempt to attract noted monkey lady.

You could go unnoticed in such a place

"'Donde esta el mono?" Travel writer visits monkeys in Nicaragua.

Now what'll the tourists watch?

Wayan Limbak, originator of Ketjak, dead at 106.

Saturday, September 06, 2003

Thursday, September 04, 2003