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.