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.