Saturday, May 31, 2008

Max, we hardly knew ye!

Bernie delivers a spanking.

“get its own plastic action figure”

There's not a reporter alive who doesn't need to hear about Christina Ricci being groped by a chimpanzee while making Speed Racer.

“save endangered orangutans”

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd knows: subsidize it, get more of it.

“This baby is very important to us”

Calgary Zoo's baby gorilla in fine fettle.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Quick! Call Maury Povich!!

Big surprise in Switzerland as father of gorilla Chelewa is determined.

“weighed just 89 grams”

Welsh lemur is fostered.

“using brain signals”

The long-feared cross-breeding of monkey and SkyNet, paid for by your tax dollars.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

“its nearly fatal flirt with freedom”

Escaped monkey in Germany darted, falls into river, is saved from drowning

“after going out to observe bonobo primates”

German biology student sought in central Congo.

Hylobates lar yunnanensis

Yunnan white-handed gibbon thought extinct, say Gibbon Conservation Alliance scientists and colleagues.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

“baboons, lemurs and other monkeys”

New primate house to open at Indiana's Washington Park Zoo

“She can always outsmart me”

Veterinary technician reminisces about her career and about Koko the signing gorilla.

Friday, May 23, 2008

“an illusive ape like creature”

The search for 'mande burung' in India continues.

“black-and-white ruffed lemurs”

Good things come in threes at Sacramento Zoo.

“births of a host of young monkeys”

Bumper baby year declared at the monkey house of UK's Banham Zoo.

And so say all of us!

President Bush taken to task for failing to kick Mahmoud Abbas, China, Sudan, Hugo Chavez, Ahmadinejad, or Hezbollah down an ornate marble staircase.

“They did a lot of playing”

Gorilla Kingdom at London Zoo Zookeepers think that recently-arrived Jookie the gorilla may be pregnant.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

“monkey's don't make good pets”

Former open-wheeler Tony Stewart has given his monkey to the Louisville Zoo. (Blame the apostrophe on the Courier Journal. Update: Apostrophe fixed, MonkeyWatch makes the world a slightly better place.)

“Give the money back, right now!”

Monkey-Boy Steve Balmer displays surprising agility.

“set out to destabilise the FIA”

F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone warns commercial rights holder Max Mosely of serious consequences for annexing Sudetenland.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

“the most dominant female in the group”

New-born western lowland gorilla at Calgary Zoo bonding well with mother.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Goodbye, Mugsy

17-year-old chimpanzee euthanized at Tennessee's Knoxville Zoo.

Friday, May 16, 2008

“important in the survival of the species”

Western Lowland gorilla born at the Calgary Zoo.

Update: good news.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

“unprecedented ”

Alzheimer's-like neurofibrillary brain tangles in an aged nonhuman primate, say Yerkes experts.


A Rhesus monkey emulates David Hasselhoff.

“Monkey tastes like dog”

Or so they say.

St. Anthony's fire for breakfast

Small dead animals reports on panicky speculations of Claviceps purpurea and strawberries with your Wheaties!

“Police believe they have arrested the man”

Man in gorilla mask takes cash and trousers in Tennessee.

National Geographic loves a star

"Lessons learned from a chimpanzee".

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

“why subordinate females overeat”

It's stress that makes your monkey fat, researchers say.

“the need is critical”

The National Zoo, in Washington D.C., has inadequate sprinkler systems, officials say.

Monday, May 12, 2008

“things are bound to get a little more testy”

Blank Park Zoo imports Japanese snow monkeys to breed with locals.

Goodbye, Jocko

Spider monkey at Greater Vancouver Zoo, killed by monkey-nappers, is remembered.

“at their wits end”

Pakistani thieves use monkeys in commission of their crimes, police say.

Friday, May 09, 2008

Since they're otherwise just idle

Scientist advocates using college undergraduates for mind tests.

“bars inspected include Three Legged Monkey”

States not to go for a drink: Texas.

“hernias, male nipples, impacted wisdom teeth, flatulence and hiccups”

You'll never convince any one with this stuff, I don't think. It plays well with a subset of the already-convinced, though.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

“with a frozen fruit cake”

World's oldest (probably) gorilla in captivity celebrates her 55th birthday today at the Dallas Zoo.

“I'm not a monkey fan”

Christina Ricci looks back on monkey gropage, unfondly.

“heartless vandal”

At least one monkey killed at Greater Vancouver Zoo.

Update: They always get their man, it used to be said.

Update again Necropsy done.

Monday, May 05, 2008

Goodbye, Mzee Nkuringo

Elderly mountain gorilla silverback dead at Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Meanwhile new-born doing well.

I Smell Parody

I know all the smart bloggers are on this story on Switzerland's latest folly on "plant rights", but I don't believe it: I think it's a sarcastic comment on this bit on "animal rights".

“chronological variants”

Neanderthal not like us, scientists say.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Friday, May 02, 2008

Breaking monkey news!

2 of the runaway monkeys caught in Florida.

Trachypithecus obscurus

Australia's Adelaide Zoo welcomes a new Dusky Langur monkey.