man bites monkey

Friday, January 27, 2006

Zippy the monkey

He skates! He jumps! He sits! He smokes a fag!

They're here....

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Random word association #6: Jockey

I'd buy that monkey for a dollar! #4

His hands, thick as baseball mitts...

From somewhere on the internet:

"One of the zoo's smallest gorillas, Cecil lay still while the dentists worked and veterinarians looked for any signs of ill health. His hands, thick as baseball mitts, lay still at his sides as doctors and students worked.

Cecil went through days of training to learn how to present his shoulder for a shot of anesthesia. The training culminated Wednesday when Cecil received his first injection, said zookeeper Drew Koch.

"He's a very fast learner," Koch said. Zookeepers said Cecil can clap his hands, paint pictures and dribble a basketball."

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Monkey police

From somewhere on the internet:

"It was already well known that in groups of pigtailed macaques (Macaca nemestrina), dominant males keep the rest in order through a form of policing. As they patrol the herd, they frequently receive peaceful “bared teeth” signals from other, subordinate monkeys, acknowledging that the dominant male is in charge. The “police” macaques often intervene to defuse scuffles before they can escalate."

Monkey Trumps #4 - Cheetah

Cheetah - monkey friend to Tarzan

Fear factor
  • 2
  • 6
  • 8
  • 5
Ability to outlive Johnny Weismuller
  • 10

...but not as old as Cheetah

Yes - the Cheetah.

Who also appears to be a dab hand with a paintbrush.

I'm surprised it's taken me this long to stumble across this site.

Auntie Rose - oldest wild chimp ever

"Auntie Rose is quite high-ranking for a female but with age she is becoming more hesitant to join in the flurry of activity in the center of large parties."

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

The stuff of nightmares


Monkeys on ice

At least they're wrapped up warm for it...

That explains it...

From somewhere on the internet:

"Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have found genetic evidence that seems to support a controversial hypothesis that humans and chimpanzees may be more closely related to each other than chimps are to the other two species of great apes – gorillas and orangutans."

Which may explain why we find photos such as this so funny...

Monday, January 23, 2006

More monkeys imitating art

"The chimps at Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation - like mad painters frustrated with their art - ponder their brushes before doing something that seems part instinct and part bravado.

They eat the paint."

Big monkey statue - work in progress

Here's a webcam of a man in America making a great big monkey statue.

Random word association #5: Gun

Something for girls - a monkey lamp!

"Add a taste of the South Seas to your den with this beguiling palm tree lamp featuring a monkey-duo and coconut base."

Buy this lamp and several other bits of hideous tat at the wonderfully-named "Something for girls" website.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

I want to go to Pongoland!

""During a combination test we saw that orang-utans are real inventors and think about things. Chimpanzees, by contrast, are impulsive and just go for it," says Susanne Mauritz from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology."

Pongoland sounds GREAT.

When Giganto ruled the earth

"Gigantopithecus is gone. Or is it? Following the publicity about our research in Vietnam, I have received several letters from veterans who say that they came face to face with huge, hairy apes in the Southeast Asian jungle when they were posted in Vietnam."

Either that, or they were all off their gourds on acid.