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NASA Killed All Its
Monkeys in a Day
Dec 22, 2020 4:49 PM CST
NASA Killed All Its Monkeys in a Day
27 primates were held at California research center
- A few retired monkey astronauts lived long lives in sanctuaries after trips to space—but that wasn't the fate of 27 primates held at NASA's Ames Research Center in California. According to documents obtained by animal welfare group Rise for Animals under a Freedom of Information Act request,...
Sep 1, 2020 9:40 AM CDT
Unusual Shortage Could Affect Vaccine Research
US doesn't have enough test monkeys
- The US needs a coronavirus vaccine. It also needs monkeys on which to test that vaccine, and that's where we have a problem. As the
reports, there is a national shortage of "nonhuman primates" used in animal testing, most of which come from China. The country provided...
Monkey Snatches Infant From
Breastfeeding Mom, Kills Him
Nov 15, 2018 7:51 AM CST
Monkey Snatches Infant From Breastfeeding Mom, Kills Him
Awful news out of India
- Locals say Agra, home to the Taj Mahal, has seen an uptick in monkey attacks, and a recent mauling is a most tragic one. The BBC reports a 12-day-old infant has died after a monkey yanked him from his mother's arms while she was breastfeeding him in her home...
Monkeys Kill 72-Year-Old
With Shower of Stolen Bricks
Oct 21, 2018 4:00 PM CDT
Monkeys Kill 72-Year-Old With Shower of Stolen Bricks
The animals collected the weapons and threw them down from a tree
- An elderly man is dead after a group of rogue monkeys stoned him to death by raining stolen bricks down from a tree. Per the
Times of India
, 72-year-old Dharampal Singh was collecting wood in Tikri, Uttar Pradesh, when his assailants began to throw their weapons, which they'd apparently...
Court Deals Serious
Blow to Monkey Rights
Apr 23, 2018 7:00 PM CDT
Court Deals Serious Blow to Monkey Rights
PETA sued to secure a macaque's rights to its selfies
- A US appeals court on Monday favored humans over animals in a novel copyright lawsuit filed over a series of entertaining selfies taken by a monkey with a toothy grin. US copyright law does not allow lawsuits that seek to give animals the rights to photographs or other original work,...
22 Years After Dolly, Another
Breakthrough in Cloning
Jan 24, 2018 12:44 PM CST
22 Years After Dolly, Another Breakthrough in Cloning
Researchers clone primates for 1st time
- For the first time, researchers have used the cloning method that produced Dolly the sheep to create two healthy monkeys, bringing science an important step closer to being able to do the same with humans, the AP reports. Since Dolly's birth in 1996, scientists have cloned nearly two dozen...
Paralyzed Man's Hardship
Began When Monkey Stole Hat
Dec 28, 2017 8:11 AM CST
Paralyzed Man's Hardship Began When Monkey Stole Hat
American man injured while chasing monkey in Bali
- Friends and relatives of an American man paralyzed after falling from a roof in Indonesia have this explanation: A monkey stole his favorite hat. Jeff "Swede" Swedenhjelm had taken shelter from rain under a pavilion in Bali on Dec. 18 when he encountered several monkeys, one of which plucked...
Scientists Document Monkeys
Trying to Have Sex With Deer
Dec 25, 2017 6:00 PM CST
Scientists Document Monkeys Trying to Have Sex With Deer
Behavior was documented in Minoo, Japan
- It was a "single anecdotal event" that surprised scientists and the internet: A male snow monkey was documented trying to have sexual relations with a sika deer in Japan. It turns out it wasn't so singular. A study published Dec. 11 in the
Archives of Sexual Behavior
Lawsuit Over Monkey Selfies
Settled Out of Court
Sep 12, 2017 2:11 AM CDT
Lawsuit Over Monkey Selfies Settled Out of Court
Revenue will be shared with wildlife charities
- A lawsuit over who owns the copyright to selfies taken by a monkey was settled before a federal appeals court could answer the novel legal question. Under a deal attorneys announced Monday, the photographer whose camera was used to take the photos agreed to donate 25% of any future revenue...
Meet 'Uncle Fat,' Thailand's
Morbidly Obese Monkey
May 19, 2017 5:07 PM CDT
Meet 'Uncle Fat,' Thailand's Morbidly Obese Monkey
The chunky monkey has been put on a diet
- A morbidly obese wild monkey in Thailand who gorged himself on junk food and soda left behind by tourists has been rescued and placed on a strict diet of lean protein, fruits, and vegetables, the AP reports. Wildlife officials caught the chunky monkey—nicknamed "Uncle Fat" by locals—after...
Lonely Deer-Humping Monkey
Shocks Scientists, Internet
Jan 10, 2017 5:35 PM CST
Lonely Deer-Humping Monkey Shocks Scientists, Internet
It's only the second time such a thing has been documented
- One lonely snow monkey in Japan is taking animal sexuality to strange new places. In a study published Tuesday in
, researchers documented a monkey having or attempting sexual relations with at least two sika deer. While one of the deer ran off, the monkey mounted another deer and ejaculated...
The 5 Most Frivolous
Lawsuits of 2016
Dec 22, 2016 3:40 PM CST
The 5 Most Frivolous Lawsuits of 2016
You better believe 'monkey selfie' made the list
- These are the five silliest and most frivolous lawsuits of 2016, and if you disagree, you can sue. The Institute for Legal Reform picked its annual 10 most ridiculous lawsuits by having 5,000 people rank the most popular stories on Faces of Lawsuit Abuse . Here are the top five:
Havoc in Libya
Nov 21, 2016 7:33 AM CST
Monkey Blamed for Deadly Havoc in Libya
An attack on a schoolgirl, then 4 days of violence that have left dozens dead, wounded
- Three young men turned a pet monkey loose on a schoolgirl, they were then killed in revenge, and now, after four days of violence, nearly two dozen are dead (numbers cited are between 16 and 20 so far) and 50 wounded in a conflict-ridden Libyan city, health officials and activists...
Causes a Stir on
Flight to Vegas
Aug 10, 2016 6:53 PM CDT
Hidden Monkey Causes a Stir on Flight to Vegas
A passenger was allegedly stowing the monkey in his shirt
- Airline officials say they called for help after a passenger was found stowing a monkey in his shirt during a Las Vegas-bound flight, the AP reports. Frontier Airlines spokesperson Richard Oliver says the incident happened Tuesday night on a flight from Columbus, Ohio, to Las Vegas. Oliver says the passenger...
Jun 8, 2016 9:01 AM CDT
Monkey See, Monkey Fall, Monkey Cause National Blackout
Primate that fell on transformer is lucky to be alive
- A "rogue" operative caused a nearly four-hour power outage across Kenya on Tuesday, the BBC reports. That agent of blackout chaos: a monkey that fell onto a transformer of the country's leading electric power-generating company, per the AP . In a statement on its Facebook page , accompanied by a...
Cops Easily Find Suspect,
Thanks to Monkey on His Back
May 5, 2016 2:14 PM CDT
Cops Easily Find Suspect, Thanks to Monkey on His Back
- Surprisingly, not a story about a metaphor: Police in Washington state were able to easily track down a suspect because he had a monkey on his back. More precisely, a marmoset, the
reports. In a Facebook post , cops in Burien say a 30-year-old man was traveling at 112mph...
North America's 1st
Monkey Crossed a
Sea to Get There
Apr 20, 2016 6:40 PM CDT
North America's 1st Monkey Crossed a Sea to Get There
And it arrived 18M years before scientists thought possible
- Researchers have discovered evidence that monkeys arrived in North America 18 million years earlier than previously believed, according to a study published Wednesday in
. And they were truly impressive monkeys indeed. The newly discovered
had to somehow cross the 100 miles of water that separated South America...
Chimp Escapes Zoo,
Refuses to Go Back
Apr 14, 2016 3:07 PM CDT
Chimp Escapes Zoo, Refuses to Go Back
Chacha scaled a power pole after escaping a Japanese zoo
- A chimpanzee named Chacha briefly lived out his King Kong fantasies Thursday after escaping from a Japanese zoo, the AP reports. According to the
, Chacha was discovered missing from his cage at the Yagiyama Zoological Park in Sendai around 1:20pm. The zoo was locked down, and workers...
Jan 21, 2016 3:12 PM CST
Surgeon Says Monkey Head Transplant Was Success
He plans to do it on a human in two years
- A "maverick surgeon" claims to have successfully put one monkey's head on another monkey's body, bringing the doctor one step closer to the first human head transplant,
reports. Sergio Canavero announced his plans for a human head transplant as a treatment for paralysis last year....
Judge: Monkey Can't Own Copyright to Its Selfies
Jan 7, 2016 1:17 PM CST
Judge: Monkey Can't Own Copyright to Its Selfies
PETA vows to keep fighting the good fight
- A macaque monkey who took now-famous selfie photographs cannot be declared the copyright owner of the photos, a federal judge said. US District Judge William Orrick said Wednesday that "while Congress and the president can extend the protection of law to animals as well as humans, there is no...
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