Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Monday, December 28, 2009

“frightening rituals involving animal sacrifices”

Philadelphia SPCA discovers a graveyard of ram, sheep and monkey skulls, a turtle shell, and a lot of chicken feathers.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

“a contest to name the baby monkey”

L.A. Zoo reports a surprise when a Kikuyu colobus monkey, who had been on contraceptives, gives birth to a one-pound, eight inches long, bundle of monkey joy.


Erie Zoo names their baby orangutan.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Never trust a man with a monkey

British serial killer Peter Tobin carried a monkey on his shoulder when he went hunting girls.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

“a small ceremony has been planned”

A new alpha monkey takes charge at Japan's Mount Takasaki Natural Zoological Park.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Goodbye, Hobbit

30-year-old gorilla at South Africa's National Zoological Gardens dies after diabetes diagnosis, suffering complications including kidney and eyesight damage.

Friday, December 11, 2009

“two dead monkeys and monkey body parts”

An unpleasant surprise in the mail today in Ireland.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Monday, December 07, 2009

“seeking permission to sue the state”

Stamford State's Attorney David Cohen calls for enough newscamera crews so he can release a statement on the Charla Nash chimpanzee attack for the evening news.

Update: does not plan to charge the owner!

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Stay alive, don't buy Chinese!

Blenders Recalled by Haier America Due to Laceration Hazard

“overprotective tendencies”

A Callimico Goeldi monkey is killing other monkeys at Canada's Cherry Brook Zoo with misguided kindness.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

“somehow escaped their SUV”

Shelbyville TN learns: if you invite foreigners you invite their pet monkeys.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

“a troupe of 29 baboons raided four cars”

Increasingly aggressive troupes of monkeys in Cape Town, South Africa.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

“monkeys are unpredictable”

Indiana girl suffers due to heartland monkey mania.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Friday, November 20, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Meta meta meta

Got my novel H1N1 vaccination today. Didn't think to demand extra thimerosal, but they might not have gotten the joke, so it's just as well that I didn't.

“Nassir, Neo, Niko, Nigel and Nsambu”

Toronto Zoo to name baby gorilla in camera-friendly publicity stunt.

Update: Nassir.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Down the rat-hole it goes!

$5.1 million in federal tax-payer's money awarded to Boston's New England Primate Research Center.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

“it may not even be a monkey”

Tampa, FL police responded this morning to an unconfirmed report of a monkey in a tree.

Update: Monkey, confirmed.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

“Gorilla Tough Cuff”

Zoo Atlanta and a group of Georgia Tech undergraduates succeed in getting voluntary blood pressure readings from Ozzie, a 48-year-old male western lowland gorilla,

Saturday, November 07, 2009

“We have always only had males”

Two female gorillas moved from Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo to FL's Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens.

Goodbye, M’Bili

17-year-old male Lowland gorilla found dead Saturday morning at Topeka Zoological Park. A necropsy will be performed.

Update: Uh-oh, the death "comes amid controversy at the zoo."

Update: Necropsy results: ruptured aortic aneurysm.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

“A monkey has died”

New openness at Topeka Zoo.

Monday, November 02, 2009

“a Guinness World Record”

1,061 people dressed as gorillas in Denver, CO.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

“armed with handguns”

Tell the Northern Ireland police, I suspect monkeys in monkey masks!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

She's still alive??!?

Heiress Grace Slick tells the government to phase out the use of chimpanzees in invasive experiments. I predict this will come to tears when she finds she would have benefited from an as-yet-nonexistent medical treatment.


An orangutan eating a pumpkin is seen in these photos taken at Washington DC's National Zoo.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Birthday, Vila!

52-year-old western lowland gorilla, 3rd oldest in the US, celebrates birthday at San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park. Peanut butter-frosted banana ice cake was served.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

“fatal mauling”

Everyone loses when a zookeeper goes bush.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009

“The poor animal had mastoiditis”

Scienceblogs blogger Corpus Callosum on a Gorilla in a CAT Scanner.

(The surgery was successful).

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Goodbye, Fifi

49-year-old chimpanzee Fifi, one of the oldest female chimps in North America, dead at the Toledo Zoo. Necropsy will follow.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

“should be treated like a workers' compensation claim”

Owner says I'm sorry my chimpanzee ruined your body and your life, but it shouldn't cost me a fortune, too!

Ape name news

An infant gorilla at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo is newly-named Hadari. A baby chimpanzee in Arkansas waits for a naming contest next month.

“central government has assured cooperation”

More promises that action, to date, in combating monkey menace in Himachal Pradesh, India.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Friday, October 09, 2009

Thursday, October 08, 2009

“wild animals should not be kept as pets”

Captive baboon rescued from Kentucky garage. (Hint: there's a job opening down at Cooter's now, for the right man.)

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

An undocumented primate?

A monkey escaped its owner in Basehor, KS. It returned without further incident, but police want to see proof of a monkey permit.

Monday, October 05, 2009

I guess the rules are different for celebrities

Doesn't the boss pooching the hired help usually lead to recriminations and lawsuits?

Update: Now the recrimations aplenty! Still waiting for the other shoe, though. (h/t)

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Friday, October 02, 2009

“fewer than a dozen times on gorillas”

Cataract surgery for Josephine, a 42-year-old gorilla at FL's Miami Metrozoo.

h/t: Gateway Pundit

Garrison Keillor: Soylent Green is Republicans!

Thursday, October 01, 2009

“my friends at PETA”

Movie phenomenon without-a-reason Benicio Del Toro would rather watch your family die untreated than see one precious monkey harmed. All show-folk are the enemies of decent people.

“1.2 million years older than the skeleton of Lucy”

Partial reconstruction of Ardi, a 4.4 million-year-old Ardipithecus ramidus, the oldest known hominid skeleton.

Update: UPI claims Kent State University Professor C. Owen Lovejoy insists they evolved from us, not we from they!

Update: Maybe a more accurate interpretation is Kent State University Professor C. Owen Lovejoy insists we didn't evolve from Ardipithecus ramidus, both we and they evolved from a common ancestor.

Where UPI evolved from, nobody's saying.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Aint no big deal!

First Connecticut was a laughing-stock because we were an unwitting host to a bird-fighting ring. Now, because the sentence was probation.

Monday, September 28, 2009

“which had escaped from a zoo”

Calls are made to police in UK as gorilla-costumed charity runner is mistaken for gorilla.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Thursday, September 24, 2009

What a maroon!

He's not beneath contempt, repugs, he's entirely deserving of contempt!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

They do protest too much

Why do Democrats assume that any references anyone else makes to monkeys can only refer to the President?

Sunday, September 20, 2009

“to beat their ideological drum”

A struggling scholar gets all wee-weed up at people who fail to ignore facts instead of reciting the politically correct view of bonobos.

Friday, September 18, 2009

A gorilla may put the touch on you, though

Those with a Facebook account can Friend a Gorilla.


A poor man's Rich Little

Kathleen Sebelius does Bela Lugosi impressions.

Goodbye Charlie

Charlie, chimpanzee at the Oregon Zoo, dies of suspected heart attack or stroke.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Goodbye Titus

One of Rwanda's oldest Mountain Gorilla silverbacks, Titus The Gorilla King, has died.

Sunday, September 13, 2009


Apes can see ripe bananas flouresce, Austrian scientist says.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

I wonder if alcohol was involved

"disrupted a New York Mets game by jumping onto Citi Field naked except for a stuffed monkey tied around his waist"

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

“simply epic”

Monkey-masked Arizona scofflaw cited, and cited, and cited, and ...

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Friday, September 04, 2009

Thursday, September 03, 2009

“an Asian origin for anthropoid primates”

Ganlea megacanina shows that the first anthropoids originated in Asia rather than in Africa,” said French paleontologist Professor Laurent Marivaux.

“a needle in a haystack”

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation is seeking after a pet Patas monkey in Marion County

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

“fruit, leaves and small vertebrates like mice”

Mouse has hair's-breadth escape from lemur at Five Sisters Zoo in perfidious Scotland.

“Metallica made them react”

Scientists find cottontop tamarins rocking out, throwing devil's horns, in a mellow fashion.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Sunday, August 30, 2009

“huge monkey off Force India's back”

As a Jordan Grand Prix supporter, I'm experiencing mixed feelings this weekend.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

“brutal chimp attack”

Let me just say, as a Connecticut tax-payer, I don't feel responsible for the terrible things that happened to Charla Nash, and that I don't feel liable for any misfeasance, malfeasance, or nonfeasance that state authorities may have committed.

“a very charming, fun loving and intelligent gorilla”

London Zoo to import a beret-wearing French gorilla, Yeboah, to romance the local talent.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

“reunited with his female companion, Picchu”

Machu, a South American Pygmy Marmoset monkey who briefly got out of his enclosure at New Zealand's Wellington Zoo, has been recaptured.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

“Minty escaped after a series of unfortunate events”

Minty the capuchin monkey at New Zealand's Willowbank Wildlife Reserve outsmarts zoo staff, who baited a trap with a banana.

Update: Minty trapped, who's so smart now?

Monday, August 10, 2009

Pretend tweet

Don't taze me unless you have an earth-friendly rechargeable green taser, bro!

“visitors will receive complimentary banana-themed treats”

Two gorilla birthdays are celebrated at Boston's Franklin Park Zoo.

“I can't confirm that it wasn't Bigfoot”

There's a mystery critter roaming northern Florida.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Friday, August 07, 2009

“engaged in some monkey business of her own”

Donna Quinter, wife of Monkees drummer Micky Dolenz, arrested for concealing income and allegedly stealing $136,866 in rental subsidies from the New York City Housing Development Corp.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Friday, July 31, 2009

“the twins enjoyed a treat of fruit salad”

Peanut and Pumpkin on Jungle Island.

“117 mechanical arms”

LEMUR: the League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots, an automated gamelan.

“I got to get away from this freak”

South Carolina faux gorilla attack.

Paragraph after paragraph from Discovery...

(and not a word of climate alarmism!)

Scientists report a better monkey scratcher invented by monkeys.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

“has been simmering ever since”

International Astronomical Union may downgrade Neil deGrasse Tyson from planet status.

Meta meta meta

I have, I see, lost a number of entries while editing the list of blogs on the right. I haven't purged anyone for cause recently.

“without their feet touching the ground”

Surprise! Orangutans particularly clever at moving through trees!

Monday, July 27, 2009

“Nineteen people were arrested ”

The rest of the country laughs derisively as Connecticut's canary
ring is exposed.

Like coals to Newcastle!

Man arrested for smuggling monkeys into India's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.

“lemurs could not stop crying”

Longest total solar eclipse of the 21st century upsets the animals at China's Hangzhou City Zoo.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

“stopped in Seoul, South Korea before arriving”

American volunteer at Indonesian orangutan rehabilitation center suspected to have been infected by the H1N1 virus.

Friday, July 24, 2009

“scientific methods will be employed”

Misbehaving Indian macaques to be taught their manners at monkey school.

Stay alive, don't buy Chinese!

Sevca LLC Recalls Sevylor® Tow Behinds; Quick Hitch Connectors Break, Posing Serious Hazard to Users

LeapFrog Recalls Electronic Plush Toys Due to Choking Hazard

“say there's no cause for concern”

No great apes at CT's Lionshare Farm, where Greenwich grandees raise their cheetahs and their peacock, porcupine, anteater, zebra, miniature horse, tortoise, camel, giraffe, two striped hyenas and several small monkeys.

“a healthy chimp in captivity should live as long as humans”

Two chimpanzees formerly at South Africa's Natal Zoological Gardens are said to be recovering well at Chimpanzee Eden.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Linkless musing

Should gross incompetence be classed as a high crime and misdemeanor? I don't suppose it'd get out of committee, regardless of the party in power.

“Five baby lemurs have been born”

It's lemurs-a-poppin' at Bronx Zoo's Madagascar exhibit.

Baby-strangling snakes A-OK, though

Connecticut bans private ownership of gorillas, chimpanzees, and orangutans

“he was trying to feed chocolate”

Emergency surgery reported for boy in China's Guangzhou after severe monkey bite.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Stay alive, don't buy Chinese!

Fiesta Recalls to Repair Gas Grills Due to Fire, Burn Hazards

“she asked police not to pursue the investigation”

Texas plant store owner finds a surprise on surveilance camera video:a thieving monkey and his human accomplice.

Monday, July 20, 2009

“an annoyance and danger”

Man against monkey. War in Viet Nam!

“monkeys who will take just about anything, including underwear”

It's parkway robbery as baboons learn to take advantage of motor tourists at UK's Knowsley Safari Park.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

“a really great age for a ring-tailed lemur”

23-year-old Stumpy, probably the oldest lemur in Europe, gets kids off his lawn at UK's Five Sisters Zoo.

“If people stopped feeding them, the monkeys would move on”

Please don't feed the monkeys, South African source advises.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

“The babies are in danger of dying”

Gibbon-nappers strike at France's Frejus Zoological Park.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Monday, July 13, 2009

“experiments in ferrets and monkeys”

New H1N1 influenza virus bears a disturbing resemblance to the virus strain that caused the 1918 flu pandemic, researchers say.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

“one of the oldest macaque monkeys living in captivity”

36th birthday for Trapper, Rhesus macaque at Oregon's Health Science University Primate Center.

“no visitors to the zoo were in any danger”

Australia's Perth Zoo looks to downplay the brief escape of an orangutan from its enclosure.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

“due to devastating budget cuts”

Boston Zoo animals threatened, as are taxpayers, by failed Obama presidency.

Friday, July 10, 2009

“rumours in the past”

Puerto de la Cruz, Canary Islands: The decrepit 'Casa Amarilla', once used by Wolfgang Köhler to investigate the intelligence of apes, may be restored so that it can be used as a museum.

“We will change the name to 'Okeke'”

Germany's Dresden Zoo renames new mandrill. It seems that "Obama" might be thought insensitive.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Monday, July 06, 2009

“but had yet to find a name”

Australia's Werribee Open Range Zoo welcomes a new vervet monkey.

“officials investigate the cause”

Barbary Macaques escape their enclosure at Scotland's Edinburgh Zoo.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Who says monkeys don't do irony?

Priest, worshippers attacked by menacing monkeys at India's Bade Hanuman Temple

“males may become frustrated”

Brazil's muriqui not entirely the peaceful and egalitarian primate some people enjoy imagining.

Friday, July 03, 2009

“Jocco was suffering from jaw cancer”

At UTs Hogle Zoo, Jocko the capuchin monkey, perhaps one of the world's oldest, is so no longer.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Monday, June 29, 2009

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Friday, June 26, 2009

“because he is considered domesticated”

Lemur-fanciers eye leaving haters behind.

“the equivalent of an 80- or 90-year-old”

52-year-old Colo, the oldest gorilla in captivity, to undergo a heart work-up at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.

Update: the procedure went well.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Goodbye Jamie

24-year-old lowland gorilla dies during a routine medical examination at Birmingham Zoo. A necropsy is planned.

Monday, June 22, 2009

What's German for 'Stumpy'?

The director of Berlin Zoo seeks a new nickname as chimpanzee Pedro bites off his finger.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

“He is like my son”

Every monkey gets one bite, in Nebraska.

“an established scientific practice of questioning data”

Anthropologist makes waves, declares we're more closely related to orangutans than we are to chimpanzees!

Monday, June 15, 2009

“yet to decide the decibel range”

India's Mysore Zoo to administer music therapy to chimpanzees.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

“including four women having become victims of monkey bite”

India's South Malaka the latest site of monkey menace.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

“she has lived there her whole life”

It's not bad enough she's in a cage and won't be getting out. It's not bad enough she's in Wisconsin and won't be leaving. Julie's the oldest Patas monkey in captivity and isn't getting any younger. On the other hand, it's her birthday celebration.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

“he attacked four zoo patrons”

Texans, prepare to be messed with!

Monday, June 08, 2009

Saturday, June 06, 2009

“hospitalized with a serious injury”

Worker at New Hampshire's animal refuge Charming-Fare Farm bitten by 35-pound Macaque.

Monday, June 01, 2009

“near the zoo's Gorilla Forest exhibit”

Louisville KY Zoo visitors injured when Zoo Train derails.

Update: Louisville Zoo train wrecked despite daily checks

“about the size of a human fist”

The shrinking population of the tarsier monkey, one of the smallest monkeys.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Friday, May 29, 2009

“the prototypes for future hyper-intelligent rodents”

Marriage rights demanded for transgenic mice.

“There was a lot of blood”

"Chunk of flesh ripped" from the arm of a 6-year-old British schoolboy in Barbary ape attack.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Oh! The Humanity!!

New-age zeppelin flies over San Francisco, sets off hubbub at San Francisco Zoo.

“green-glowing babies”

Japanese researchers ready to make designer babies fun!

Update: Now with photo, but they don't look very green to me.

Friday, May 22, 2009

“Man in ape suit sought for trying to steal bananas”

Fond du Lac WI police search for a man wearing an ape costume who has attempted to steal foam banana displays from inside local gas stations. (h/t James Dionne)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

“like a diminutive monkey”

Well-preserved skeleton of 47-million-year-old primate common ancestor unveiled to plaudits. But there's just no pleasing some people.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Goodbye Nathan

8-year-old bonobo Nathan of Iowa's Great Ape Trust dies after being diagnosed with advanced lymphoma

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Friday, May 08, 2009

“could see me as a sex object”

Bad touch from Russian chimpanzee breaks keeper's arm.

Monday, May 04, 2009

“breeding the primates for release back into the wild”

Lemur count at OK's Walkabout Wildlife Sanctuary on the increase.

“we were warned”

Bollywood actress visiting South Africa suffers hotel room ransacking by baboons.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

“overheated and dehydrated”

Lowland eastern gorilla recovering after rescue from suspected animal traffickers in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Saturday, April 25, 2009

“a lot of excitement”

Dallas Zoo announces the birth of a chimpanzee, sex not yet determined.

Friday, April 24, 2009

“electrical malfunction”

50-year-old macaque monkey and 37 other animals die in fire at Zoo to You wildlife rescue facility in Paso Robles, CA.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

“Sandy is a companion monkey”

Toothless bitey monkey found in Salerm OR, quarantined.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Stay alive, don't buy Chinese!

Specialized Bicycle Components Recalls Bicycles Due to Serious Fall Hazard

“5. A Monkey”

The Ten Worst Mother's Day Gifts You Could Buy Your Mom

“He's back and he loves us”

After more than six weeks, Fruitland Park FL's Reggie the spider monkey no longer missing.

Update: A monkey will tear your damn face off.

Quick! Order Purina Fossa Chow!

In the wild, the diet of Madagascar's Fossa consists primarily of lemurs. What they'll eat, primarily, at Utah's Hogle Zoo isn't discussed. (also see)

Monday, April 20, 2009

“typical of a Yowie”

Australian big-foot on the rampage near Darwin.

“the animal likely was scared”

Salem OR police seek bitey monkey.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

"Simian terror keeps kids away from school"

School canceled today on account of monkey menace.

Thursday, March 26, 2009


My eye is healing, but my vision hasn't improved appreciably. More when it does so.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

More meta

Retina guy suggests watchful waiting for another week, so it'll still be a while until posts resume. (*)

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Meta meta meta

I'm going to take a few days off. I've had a retinal aneurysm, not dangerous but it's difficult to see well enough to read. I've seen an opthamologist and will see a retina guy on Thursday, so I hope to know more after then.

Thursday, March 12, 2009


In gimmicky trick, San Francisco Zoo has gorilla daddy choose his new babys name.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

“I had him tested”

He's not a bad ape, your honor. He's just misunderstood.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Saturday, March 07, 2009

I didn't get a harumph outta that guy

Connecticut proposes adding another law against dangerous pets. Enforcing the one we already have would do more good, I would have thought.

“on exhibit Saturday”

Six-month-old lowland gorilla Frank to join San Diego Zoo troupe.

“the feline was just what she needed”

Tonda the orangutan, at ZooWorld in Panama City, FL, celebrates her 50th birthday, with her kitty.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

“with a mechanised beating heart”

UK's Port Lympne Wild Animal Park provides a cuddly toy surrogate mother for a Caesarean-born DeBrazza's Monkey rejected by its mother.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Goodbye, Muchana

8-year-old gorilla found dead at St. Louis Zoo, apparently accidentally strangled on a piece of climbing rope.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Goodbye, Kambula

32-year-old gorilla suffering abdominal abscesses, heart disease, and declining health is euthanized at Fort Worth Zoo in Texas.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

It'll also monitor volcanos

Mesa, AZ police want 100k of federal tax money to pay for a helper monkey which'll be like a police robot, but smarter.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Monday, February 23, 2009

“Chilean varietals and a Spanish Cava”

Orangutan-themed wine, with a percent for Orangutan Outreach.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

The three-legged box turtle has a permit though, so we're safe there

Officials who cash paychecks to keep Connecticut safe still unable to certify state free of unlicensed menacing primates!

“One day he was going to explode”

From Frans de Waal to Priscilla Feral, celebrities who like to talk about animals say their piece about the Stamford chimpanzee mauling.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

“I had mine peeled to one side”

Chimpanzee-attack survivor St. James Davis speaks after the similar Connecticut attack.

“he doesn't expect to get the hat back”

Steel cowboy hat stolen from concrete gorilla in Rock Springs Wyoming.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Continuing: Victim's injuries remind me of those of St. James Davis. I'm not the first to notice.

“her pet had been agitated so she gave it tea and a sedative”

Chimp amok story continues to dominate Connecticut news, watercooler conversation.

Update: News travels.

further update: Grandfathered from days before ape ban passed, says NBC.

Update again: Xanax or not Xanax.

Monday, February 16, 2009

“the ape badly mauled a friend of its owner”

Connecticut quivers as "tame" chimpanzee goes berserk. I bet Chris Dodd is to blame, somehow.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

It's a girl!

Washington DC's National Zoo announces that the gorilla born there last month is a girl.

Friday, February 13, 2009

“Happily, this may not be as sordid as it sounds”

Pubic lice (Pthirus pubis) evolved from gorilla lice (Pthirus gorillae)!

Monday, February 09, 2009

Sunday, February 08, 2009

With her cat, Tondaleyo's Kitty

Tondaleyo, Orangutan at Panama City Beach FL's ZooWorld, celebrates her 50th birthday.

Friday, February 06, 2009

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Monday, February 02, 2009


MI's Binder Park Zoo plays host to people who like to watch.

Update: I got dibs on the eye-bleach concession!

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Saturday, January 31, 2009

“obviously not your typical 2-year-old”

Tumani, gorilla at CO's Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, enjoys her second birthday.

Friday, January 30, 2009

“when the monkeys started screeching, the rats joined in”

New Zealand's Brooklands zoo turning their out-of-control rat infestation into a tourist attraction.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Stay alive, don't buy SS-themed Chinese!

I guess with the skull-and-crossbones motif, buyers were asking for trouble:

Skull-And-Crossbones Necklaces Recalled By Spencer Gifts Due to Risk of Lead Exposure

“a brazen, daylight apenapping”

6-foot-tall mechanical gorilla swiped from Tampa FL's State Vacuum. Be on the lookout for a gorilla in an Arizona Cardinals jersey.

Update: Recovered.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


What's the tie between foreign terrorists and the domestic maker of tainted peanut products that has sickened hundreds?

He's too much!

Frost miser paralyzes East Coast.

Monday, January 26, 2009

“asking him to use CG animals”

PETA spokeswoman Anjelica Huston insists the upcoming Tarzan be chimp-free.

Goodbye, Charley

28-year-old male chimpanzee at Maryland Zoo died suddenly this weekend. An echocardiogram last year "did not reveal any significant findings."

Sunday, January 25, 2009

“duck if you’re a monkey”

The Philippine eagle (nee monkey-eating eagle) is featured.

“almost at the same moment as the inauguration”

Orangutan born at Indonesia's Ragunan Zoo. They've named her Obamy, out of respect.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

“working with other zoos”

Colobus monkey at Toledo Zoo dies, orphaning baby Asante.

“and is doing fine”

Coquerel's sifaka born at Houston Zoo.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Get used to it!

<rush>What the Obama inauguration commitee learned from their Peking paymasters</rush>

“You can't just go to Monkeys-R-Us or EBay to get monkeys”

Reduced primate count threatens Santa Ana Zoo land grant.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Beating runner-up vampire bat

Pygmy loris voted "Animal-in-Chief" at Philadelphia Zoo.

“the lemur is the smallest of the world's primates”

French Propithecus coronatus lemur, being fostered by Zoo staff, has a teddy bear to snuggle.

“sat amongst other bemused passengers”

English bonobo, rejected by his mother, jets to Germany.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Stop me before I kill again, arghh!

Caroline Kennedy drops Senate bid reportedly to care for Uncle Teddy, suffering from side effects of champagne adulteration in his whisky flute.

Monday, January 19, 2009

“no tumours were found”

Liesel, 32-year-old gorilla at Budapest Zoo, recovers after exploratory surgery on an ovary.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Saturday, January 17, 2009

“a great veterinary program”

Mongoose lemur at MI's Potter Park Zoo gets diagnostic CT scan.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Genesis 2 in plastic vials

If your mad scientist dreams include exterminating the world's animals, the Frozen Zoo at San Diego Wild Animal Park has already foiled your evil plans.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Bet I'm not getting a pony after all!

I'm an embarrassment to Barack!

I only scored 14 on the Obama Test

Stay alive, don't buy Chinese!

Rashti & Rashti Expands Recall of Infant Garments Due to Choking Hazard

“behind a large plate-glass window”

Ape house at Washington DC's National Zoo grows another gorilla as visitors watch.

Update: Milwaukee zoo wants you to know the mom grew up there.

Saturday, January 10, 2009


The un-named infant gorilla at San Francisco Zoo, abandoned by his mother, is bonding well with foster mother Bawang.

Friday, January 09, 2009

Thursday, January 08, 2009

‘introduction had gone "incredibly well"&rsquo

New Zealand's Hamilton Zoo provides zoo staff something to see (but not, one hopes, to emulate).

“Living up to 50 is pretty phenomenal”

Timmy, western lowland gorilla at KY's Louisville Zoo, will be celebrating his 50th birthday Jan. 17.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Slavish trend-follower me!

More medical things to worry about, vitamin D deficiency and hypoparathyroidism. Vitamin D deficiency is as trendy as it gets, but I'm guessing it's not much related to the achilles tendonitis.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

“Monkeys are worshipped by Hindu faithfuls”

Monkey-ridden Malta worries about India's monkey menace.

“waving at onlookers”

Surya, orangutan at FL's The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species, rides a jet-ski as an enrichment activity, it says here. (h/t)

Friday, January 02, 2009

Thursday, January 01, 2009

“fruits, rice in ice-cream cones and nuts”

Birthday celebrated for 19-year-old orangutan Kamil at Australia's Melbourne Zoo.

“the babies are never left alone”

Ohio's Columbus Zoo and Aquarium: a national center of gorilla hand-rearing expertise.