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RSPCA Seeks Ban on Primates as Household Pets
Offbeat  (tags: Monkeys, Pets, Ban, RSPCA, UK )

Ray
- 15 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The RSPCA is calling for a ban on keeping primates as pets after a marmoset was among the latest admissions into its care.
Gibraltar Banishes Troublesome Monkeys
Offbeat  (tags: Monkeys, Animals, Gibraltar )

Ray
- 26 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The Barbary macaques are perhaps some of Gibraltar's most famous residents.However, Gibraltar is planning to banish some of the monkeys, who they say in some cases have been behaving aggressively.
Humans Evolved Weak Muscles to Feed Brain's Growth, Study Suggests
Offbeat  (tags: animals, monkeys, humans, brain, muscles, environment, wildlife )

Lone
- 111 days ago - news.nationalgeographic.com
Humans appear to have evolved puny muscles even faster than they grew big brains, according to a new metabolic study that pitted people against chimps and monkeys in contests of strength.
Blackpool Zoo Stolen Monkeys: Four Found But Baby Still Missing
Offbeat  (tags: Zoo, Monkeys, Animals, Crime, Police, UK )

Ray
- 135 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Four of the five monkeys stolen during a "targeted" break-in at Blackpool Zoo have been found, police said.
Victorian Strangeness: The Death of a Curious Monkey
Offbeat  (tags: bizarre, animals, monkeys, Victorian, UK )

Ray
- 165 days ago - bbc.co.uk
There are many reasons why animal experts might consider it unsuitable to keep a primate as a pet, but an episode from the 19th Century provides a particularly bizarre warning, writes Jeremy Clay.
Ikea Monkey Owner in Court to Have Darwin Returned
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, monkeys )

Cher
- 622 days ago - greenerideal.com
An Ontario judge will hear a motion today on whether "Darwin" the monkey found in an Ikea parking lot should be returned to a Toronto woman.
25 Species of Primates Dangerously Close to Extinction
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, monkeys, extinction )

Cher
- 700 days ago - greenerideal.com
A new report by international conservation groups say 25 species of humans' closest living relatives need urgent protection from extinction. These species include apes, monkey and lemurs.
Video: Virtual Monkeys Write Shakespeare
Offbeat  (tags: Monkeys, write, shakespeare )

Tarequl
- 1083 days ago - toronto.com
After 37 days of typing, a few million virtual monkeys have whipped off a Shakespearean sonnet and The Tempest.
Settling In, Bonding, Being Monkeys
Offbeat  (tags: monkeys, rescued, labratories, freedom, new beginnings, safe, loved )

Simone
- 1161 days ago - all-creatures.org
You might remember that back in July 2010 we rescued a group of long-tail macaques from a life spent in an East Coast laboratory. I am happy to report that today, they are doing well.
Monkeys Retired From Experiments .
Offbeat  (tags: monkeys, experiments, tortured, campaign, freedom, sanctuary )

Simone
- 1185 days ago - peta.org
After a three-year PETA India campaign, one of India's top medical schools, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), has agreed to let six monkeys retire to live out the rest of their lives in a sanctuary. The monkeys have been confined to
Remembering Our Monkey Friends
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, monkeys )

Cher
- 1280 days ago - all-creatures.org
All of the monkey residents at this sanctuary were victimized by humans. Some were tormented and tortured in laboratories. Some were purchased online as "exotic toys" who eventually revolted against living as things instead of having anything natural
Your Morning Adorable: Baby Francois' Langur Monkey Makes His Debut at Australia's Taronga Zoo
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, monkeys )

Cher
- 1280 days ago - latimesblogs.latimes.com
At the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia, a great deal of excitement surrounds the latest addition to the resident family of Francois' langur monkeys. A male Francois' langur named Keo-co was born Jan. 30 and ventured into an outdoor enclosure for the
Caption This: Chilly Squirrel Monkeys Warm Up By Sitting on a Radiator
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, monkeys )

Cher
- 1334 days ago - latimesblogs.latimes.com
Huddling around a heat source when it's chilly out: It's not just for humans. These squirrel monkeys in Qingdao, China, are no dummies. When a cold snap hit their hometown of Qingdao, China, earlier this month, they hung out in the warmest spot around:
Monkey Captured After Biting Man's Ear! Video!
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, monkeys )

Cher
- 1365 days ago - wsvn.com
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission are investigating how a monkey got into a home and bit a man's ear.
Victory! NASA Shelves Radiation Experiments on Monkeys
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, monkeys, NASA )

Cher
- 1379 days ago - all-creatures.org
Following more than a year of vigorous campaigning by animal advocates, NASA has quietly shelved plans for cruel radiation experiments on dozens of monkeys that would have cost $1.75 million, and we are over the moon!
 

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