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Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Birthday cake (or possibly pizza)

China's tiny baby golden monkey gets a birthday cake as a special treat.

Goodnight - parp

From somewhere on the internet:

"The orang-utans of Suaq also say good night to their families by blowing a loud raspberry noise which is often amplified by cupping hands. In addition, they use leaves as protective gloves or napkins. Again, such behaviour is unique to Suaq, a place that has its own distinctive orang-utan culture."

In tribute to the orang-utans of Suaq, I propose we should all start saying goodnight to our families in a similar fashion.

Coming soon - Best. Film. Ever.

"Space Chimps

"Space Chimps" is a comedy adventure about two NASA chimps that are sent to a galaxy far, far away. One chimp has "The Right Stuff," and the other, a good natured goofball, has "The Wrong Stuff." The two chimps find themselves on a strange, uncharted planet, where they embark on a fantastical journey to save the planet from a tyrannical leader."

Monday, April 10, 2006

Cute little baby bonobo

Three week old Bonobo monkey Luebo may not know it now, but in a few weeks he'll be busy fencing with the rest of them...

Rockford - where sock monkeys first began

"One of the highlights of the festival, which wraps up today, is the Sock Monkey Pageant, scheduled for 2 p.m., in which the top 10 monkeys made during the festival compete for the title of Miss Sockford. The event also features sock monkey collections from across the country.

“There is nationwide love for the sock monkey,” Young said. “And it’s so great that we can say he’s ours.” "

Read more about the annual Rockford Sock Monkey Festival here.

Happy birthday Cheeta - 74 today!

"Cheeta retured in his 30’s after his last performance opposite Rex Harrison in 1967’s “Dr. Doolitle.” Since then, he’s enjoyed a quiet retirement. He’s taken some time to paint some “ape-stract” artwork, kept in the National Museum in London and homes of celebrities.

In his younger days, Cheeta was known for his penchant of beer and cigars, but his years in showbiz has taken a toll. Now a diabetic on a special diet of fresh fruit, vegetables and monkey chow, he takes insulin daily. His birthday cake will also be diabetic friendly."

Friday, April 07, 2006

Those phone-stealing monkeys again

"Previously, squirrel monkeys in London Zoo's new barrier-free enclosure were tempted to take visitors' phones.

But since staff covered unwanted phones in an unpleasant sticky substance, the animals were soon put off and gave up their bad habits.

"They are back to their usual pastimes of sleeping and foraging now," said Malcolm Fitzgerald from the zoo."