Friday, September 30, 2005

“to visit the mountain gorilla's of Uganda”

Florida woman realizes dream. Gorillas nonplussed.

“larger, stronger and slower”

Wild gorillas observed using tools.
Fairly or not, gorillas have been considered less capable than other great apes, in part because they have not been as extensively studied.

But not making tools, it seems.

Update: more

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

“they are my employees and I'm their boss”

Zookeeper at Budapest Zoo awfully sure of himself.

“arrogant abuse of a sacred trust”

I'm thinking if I knew how to save dwinding species, I wouldn't count on unsigned editorials to transmit that information.

Of course, if my way to do it was to tell zoos "breed them!", maybe I would.

“her coat remains free of ticks and fleas”

Dog fosters orphaned monkey in Thailand.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

You know what acid rain does to limestone?

Iowa's Great Ape Trust commissions life-size 7-ton limestone sculpture of Azy the Orangutan. Statue webcam here.

“I want to stop and see that monkey guy”

Racine, Wisconsin: Man in bigfoot suit leads opposition to auction of YMCA camp.

Monday, September 26, 2005

“agitated and anxious”

Zoo gorillas stressed by crowds of the Irish.

“forced zoo keepers to move tapirs and llamas”

Mississippi's flood-ravaged Hattiesburg Zoo to reopen Wednesday. The howler monkey will be howling from temporary digs.

What to believe, who to believe?

Here we have a story of an ex-Miami Metrozoo chimpanzee now living in terrible conditions.

But here's the Google cache of a story on the author playing the fool outside Neiman Marcus, and here the organization she represents is charged with ties to ALF thugs.

Saturday, September 24, 2005

First Yahoo, now the Chimps!

Jane Goodall's “Roots and Shoots” allies with Chinese government to hector school-children and Beijing Olympic Games visitors.

After the Games, when war over Taiwan gets hot, I think we know now who'll command a huge army of fearless blood-thirsty chimpanzees, and who won't.

“President Bongo has set a new standard for wildlife protection”

10% of Gabon to be declared protected wildlife parks.

“a record haul”

20,000 new species expected to be discovered, declared endangered, in 2005.

Friday, September 23, 2005

“and a ring-tail lemur”

Animals at Indiana “squalid exotic animal farm” to be found better homes.

“they failed to get permits”

South African conservationists shocked to learn that baboon festival will feature a baboon. At present, it appears baboon festival will go ahead, but baboon-lessly.

“the fight to ensure the survival of the orang-utan”

It's all about palm oiiiil!!!

Thursday, September 22, 2005

“in the Niagara River just north of Niagara Falls”

Teach a chimpanzee to fish and he will eat for a lifetime&rdquo to be tested at Wildlife Festival 2005 in Lewiston, N.Y.

“a particular kind of monkey that doesn’t hang around the rivers”

Pestering wildlife in the Amazon.
I was there a year and had typhoid fever and systemic staph infections. My hair would fall out. My shoes would turn green just from the moisture in the air." "It’s such a beautiful place."

“torture camp for monkeys”

Lurkers don't support them in email.

“the 1986 nuclear explosion at Chernobyl”

It was International Peace Day, and all Kofi Annan got you was these idiots.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

“bathe in a mixed-sex rotenburo with these primates”

Via Barking Moonbat Early Warning System, the Japanese fad for sharing a bath with wild monkeys.

“a silent but deadly fug”

Because the British don't lick doorknobs, I suppose.

“It was kind of freaky”

Dad chagrins California second-grader with gorilla-suit antics at Parent Teacher Club rally.

“My little boy loves watching the bears”

Record attendance at TX's Cameron Park Zoo, orangutans and komodo dragons to follow.

Monday, September 19, 2005

“monkeys also cause rabies”

Cows a major source of rabies in India, says India's National Institute of Communicable Diseases.

'Mhhh! O-h-h! O-h-h!'

As Aramaic was spoken in The Passion of the Christ, so Gorilla will be spoken in King Kong.

“209 rangers have been killed over the past 10 years”

Ugandan Wildlife Ranger may not be a career with a future.

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Paying for Katrina relief

Via Instapundit, N.Z. Bear is keeping a list of pork found by bloggers.

“like a little grenade”

Donut blaze prompts IBEW call for something costly to be done.

“$40 and some wire fencing”

Budding entrepreneurs without a business plan may want to consider a federal zoo license.

“learn about Jane Goodall’s Fifi”

Stalking Jane Goodall, with Google Earth

“1990: Komodo Dragon exhibit opens”

Some of the people behind Ohio's Cincinnati Zoo, and a timeline of that zoo.

“I needed to come out and see the monkey”

No room for pet monkeys in Pennsylvania, court reminds woman.

Friday, September 16, 2005

Thursday, September 15, 2005

“beavers came and gnawed down trees”

Canada's Metro Toronto Zoo adds “aboriginal traditional knowledge trail.” Since Indians are all wise and stuff.

“the most visited gag gift and novelty product web site”

PrankPlace Novelties, LLC, vendors of the "Nasty Little Bear" and the "Farting Monkey", relocates to Berlin, CT.

The Journey That Saved Curious George

How the creators of a "curious little monkey" fled from the Nazis.

“we do have high standards”

Gorilla-masked streaker of Syracuse, NY's Union Springs High School can't escape the Principal or the police.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

“never-before-seen gorilla behavior”

Wild Chronicles, new PBS wildlife series, to be diluted with tornado chasers. How I loath them.

Monday, September 12, 2005

Sunday, September 11, 2005

“weren't phased in the least by his multiple attempts to tranquilize them”

Three chimpanzees from Zoo Nebraska killed in nearby Royal after escape . A fourth animal, Ripley, was returned unharmed to the zoo.

Update: More.

“Or use banana chips for the ears”

Monkey-themed cupcakes.

Friday, September 09, 2005

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

"The key is being prepared"

Common sense and practical advice at Ripe Bananas.

“Apes and other vegetarians were given fruit-flavored popsicles”

Enrichment programs the hot ticket for zoos.

“Phoebe used a log in her enclosure to climb over a wall”

Chimpanzee recaptured unharmed as warning shots fired in Belfast Zoo escape bid.

“a coyote with mange”

Chicken-killing mystery critter shot and killed in Colemen, TX. Despite absence of sucked goats, el Chupacabras is invoked.

keep it in your pants!

Chinese monkey snatches, eats tourist's money.

Today in history

September 7, 1922: Tarzan of the Apes debuts at NYC's Broadhurst Theatre.

Monday, September 05, 2005


Whittle posts.

“This has led to an avalanche of work”

Reviled food additive sodium nitrite shows promising results in treatment of sickle cell anemia, heart attack, brain aneurysm, pulmonary hypertension .

“our projects in Madagascar”

The American Kestrel takes to the field, to be blogged at Lemur Epiphanies.

“a follow-up to similar talks in Paris two years ago”

Representatives of 23 governments and an assortment of conservationists to to ask "how can we save the apes" and "how much tax money can we spend in a week" in Kinshasa, Congo.

“his wife, Addie, wanted to return to the sea”

Terry L. Maple, gorilla behaviorist lately of Georgia's Zoo Atlanta, new chief of Florida's Palm Beach Zoo.

“There are no problems with them living together”

Capybara attacks and kills spider monkey at Japan's Asahiyama Zoo

Sunday, September 04, 2005

“three of the females have ovulated and made advances”

Jomo, new stud gorilla at Ohio's Cincinnati Zoo, introduced to the local talent.

“it disregards eons of history”

PETA loons taken to task.

“elephants, orangutans and rhinoceroses have fared relatively well”

Rough time for the critters at New Orleans Audubon Zoo, Aquarium of the Americas, and other Gulf Coast facilities.

"Once DeLuca picked up a monkey that worked for a disabled person"

Road-kill wrangler happy he's not stuck behind a desk.

"it's all the same once it's in the bowl"

Monkey meat a part of fine dining in Libreville, Gabon.

“They call it Wookie in Louisiana”

Swamp Ape faithful find a home at Florida Keys Community College.

Saturday, September 03, 2005

I need 500 buses, man!

JunkYardBlog has an even better photo, showing that you've been damn careless with the ones you had (seen at Instapundit.)

“the current national disgrace in New Orleans”

In a post that presages, I imagine, a bout of Rumplestilskin-like foot-stomping, Blue Mass. Group relays news that Gulf naval facilities will be repaired by Halliburton.

"This wretched ape got into my bungalow once and caused chaos"

Malaysian tea-grower has tales to tell.

"he's eaten monkey's brains, tiger penis soup, breast of lion"

GĂ©rard Depardieu will eat anything, it seems. Now, with the publication of his cookbook, you can as well.

Diverting the revenue stream

Lefter-than-thou FoA piles on PETA racism.

"free admission to refugees of Hurricane Katrina"

Katrina evacuees spend a day at Alabama's Montgomery Zoo.

"and even what we might recognise as political systems"

UK accepts EU money for great ape conservation, ignores impending EU demands for great ape self-determination.

"It is diabolic and demonic"

Monkey arrested in Nigeria, but I think police would have preferred arresting its owner.

Friday, September 02, 2005

“wild monkeys sinking down to their neck in the pools”

Thermophilic monkeys and archaea are considered. Well, monkeys are mentioned anyway.

"bears, monkeys, tigers, leopards and lions"

India's Jalpaiguri wildlife sanctuary to rehabilitate banned circus animals.

"the only ape found in India"

Superstition in China and Burma threatens India's endangered Hollock Gibbon.

“It is a double-edged sword”

Peace seen as harmful for orangutans.

“Hey, is that a monkey?”

Helping Hands trains Capuchin monkeys to assist quadriplegics.

"Jane Goodall's celebrity factor will attract plenty of interest to her causes"

Queen of the Chimps to pester Watertown, South Dakota on Sunday.

Random thing about New Orleans

The city's highest point is Monkey Hill inside the zoo

Thursday, September 01, 2005

"only 44 in captivity"

Diana monkey (Cercopithecus diana) born at Tulsa Zoo, who offer half-price admission in return for a donation to benefit hurricane victims.

"It's not their job. It's yours."

Feces Flinging Monkey talks sense.

As for donating, I trust the Salvation Army to make good use of the money I donated, and expect Noah's Wish to do likewise. Instapundit has a big list of charities.

"Its captors are demanding bar snacks"

Toy monkey held for ransom in UK.

"we reached a point beyond the horrific monkey’s power"

Famous last words after mountain climbers tempt fate.