Thursday, July 31, 2008

Won't someone think of the monkey victims?

Harry Reid's omnibus bill, which the Republicans put paid to, would have provided funds for "victims of monkey attacks."

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

“like something out of this world”

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the monkey from Mars.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Monday, July 28, 2008

“the moving force behind the Great Ape Project”

That ominous footstep behind you? It's Peter Singer.

Commelina spp.

Wild orangutans seen to self-medicate.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

“just another day in the rain forest”

M.J., orangutan at Wisconsin's Milwaukee County Zoo, turns 28.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

“the eye had to be removed”

Hsing Hsing, orangutan at Australia's Perth Zoo, benefits from glaucoma surgery.

Friday, July 25, 2008

“It's hideous”

A pig that looks like a monkey, according to its owner.


Wednesday, July 23, 2008

1,330,000,000 Chinese can't be wrong!

Abortion advocates insist one-child families be law.

“not good enough”

No charges to be laid in case of three deaths in snow monkey gang violence at Scotland's Highland Wildlife Park.

“Social Forestry Department”

India hopes to protect residents from monkey menace by planting thousands of fruit trees in the forest, away human habitations.

“We're hopeful that everything will be okay”

Ireland's Dublin Zoo prepares for a gorilla birth next month.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

A lemur is, of course, a primate

Agence France-Presse article via Australia's Daily TelegraphRodent named after John Cleese”.

Monday, July 21, 2008

“five remain on the loose”

10 of the monkeys that escaped from near Safari Wild preserve in central Florida in April are now caught, safe and sound.

Today in History

1925: The verdict in the Scopes monkey trial.

“He has been named George”

Chimpanzee born at TN's Knoxville Zoo.

“A pickled pet monkey”

A dead preserved monkey in a jar is found by a cleaning service in the UK.

You try to keep them out, I dare ya!

Monkeys have the run of the world's biggest legal opium factory, in Ghazipur in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh

“the new Terror exhibit”

Carnivorous plants go on display at UK's Twycross Zoo, including Nepenthes truncata, “even known to have devoured a whole rat and a baby monkey”.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Saturday, July 19, 2008

“hereditary disorder”

Accusations investigated against Indian doctor and nurse suspected of stealing blood from a girl with "ape-like features."

“Let him be”

Leave Moe alone, in other, less tearful words.

Friday, July 18, 2008

“a rodent-like face”

Denver Zoo adds a pair of aye-ayes.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

“undercuts public perceptions”

Great Ape Trust of Iowa knows what's best.

Update: Times six!

Get off my public property!

Greenwich, CT to wiffleball kids: drop dead!

No Ketchup!

Fine New Haven lunching comes to Instapundit. Can Pepe's be far behind?

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

“she didn't get a very good look”

Rescued hiker didn't see Moe, just some random primate, sanctuary owner thinks.

Update: The other shoe drops, if it wasn't Moe that Grace Hilario saw, where did that animal come from?

Update: Let's find out!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Microcebus macarthurii

Discovery of MacArthur's mouse lemur is announced.

I think "rasta-roko" is a sit-in

Some stories translate poorly.

I smell trouble brewing

Department of Health & Human Services Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices recommends adding Pentacel (a combination vaccine of Diptheria, Petrussis (sic), Tetanus (DTap), HiB and Polio, grown on the MRC-5 cell line - derived from human fetuses) to immunization schedule for children.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

“eventually gibbons will breed successfully in Greensboro”

North Carolina's Natural Science Center, where two gibbons died during routine veterinary work this week, plans to find the cause and to participate in breeding programs for endangered apes.

Back to the old drawing board!

Plan B to be unveiled in continuing search for Moe the chimpanzee.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

“three of them have been killed”

Snow monkeys battle for dominance at Scotland's Highland Wildlife Park.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Meta, Meta, Meta

Having such a lot of blog lists, each ordered by date, doesn't make sense. Fixing.

Happy Birthday!

Tiffany, Topeka Zoological Park's lowland gorilla turns 40

“I'm old enough”

Veterinarian at Minnesota's Como Zoo retires, gorillas breathe sigh of relief.

Monday, July 07, 2008

“It is most concerning”

Escaped Japanese snow monkey returned to UK's Highland Wildlife Park near Aviemore.

“or, a man dressed in a monkey suit”

Possible copy-cat in the case of Moe the escaped chinmpanzee.

Update: More.

“A raccoon bit a Parkland man”

In Florida, a purported monkey attack turns out to be no such thing.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

“keep calm, back away and call the authorities”

Hunt for Moe the Chimpanzee (or for Moe-spoor) continues, so far without success.

“20 percent gorilla biscuits”

What the critters eat in a year at the Kansas City Zoo.

Friday, July 04, 2008

“and he knocked me down”

Gorillas, like humans, are quickly pissed off by Sigourney Weaver.

“gorillas destroy their plantations”

Eight gorilla skulls uncovered in Cameroon.


Hmmm. I thought my vision was getting worse. The high typo-count of late tends to confirm that.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Don't drink the water!

President Bush to attend Olympics opening ceremony.

“Peanut was born in April”

Recent births at Tampa FL's Lowry Park Zoo include a “teeny, tiny titi monkey”.

“macaques have sharp teeth and are prone to bite”

Mystery monkey sought by wildlife officials in Clay County Florida.

“may have caught a ride on one of the numerous freight trains”

Has Moe the Chimpanzee chosen the hobo's life?

Update: Nudists attract attention.

“we want to say thanks”

HugaMonkey gives away free baby slings to ten military families each month.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

“the feeling something wasn't right”

The Zoo Northwest Florida taken for a ride in fraudulent fundraiser scam.

“It was just a dare”

North Alabama fireworks store gets back its 700-pound rooftop gorilla statue.

“zoo salutes the troops”

Florida's Naples Zoo offers free admission to all past and present military personnel, active duty and veterans July 4 to July 7.

“hang about the local distillery”

Getting high with the monkeys and such.

San Francisco Zoo gets the finger

Aye-aye born at San Francisco Zoo.

“the chimpanzee tends to be awake early”

Moe the Chimpanzee still missing.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

“dictatorship of idiots”

Time Newsweek magazine deigns to notice bloggers, podcasters, and youtubers, and does their impression of Victoria, smelling shit.

“what's going to happen”

“missing chickens and garden hoses turned on”: Moe the Chimpanzee still missing.

“two to five years in prison”

Pennsylvania monkey-napper sentenced.


Monkeys and the people who adopt them.