More than 100 animals seized from roadside zoo in Virginia
WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) — More than 100 animals, including water buffalo, tigers and lions, have been seized from a roadside zoo in Virginia with a history of complaints.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Entertainer Wayne Newton is being sued by a Las Vegas woman who claims the veteran crooner's pet monkey bit and injured her daughter during an invited visit to Newton's showpiece...
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — In the forests of Nepal's capital Kathmandu near the revered Hindu temple of Pahsupatinath, some 300 monkeys eagerly await their pieces of roti, or flat bread.
Woman accused of taking selfie with zoo monkey
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Police say a Mandan woman could be charged with trespassing for jumping a protective fence at the Dakota Zoo in Bismarck.
WESTFIELD, Wis. (AP) — Izzle, Timon, Batman, River and Mars spent years confined inside a lab, their lives devoted to being tested for the benefit of human health.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Zoo is planning an $11.5 million expansion of its area for primates, adding 35,000 square feet of outdoor space that will include trails and tunnels for observers to...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has filed a lawsuit to compel Oregon Health & Science University to release footage of experiments on monkeys at its Oregon...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration must halt all primate experimentation at an Arkansas laboratory until allegations of negligence and abuse are properly addressed, U.S....
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists are closing in on a way to help young boys undergoing cancer treatment preserve their future fertility — and the proof is the first monkey born from the experimental...
Fugitive monkeys back at Berlin zoo, days after breakout
BERLIN (AP) — A 17-year-old fugitive monkey has been reunited with her daughter at a Berlin zoo after being caught at a railway station in the German capital.
Police recover rare monkey stolen from Florida zoo
Police recover rare Goeldi’s monkey, stolen from Florida zoo
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Kali, the 12-year-old rare Goeldi's monkey reported stolen from the Palm Beach Zoo, has been found safe and sound.
West Palm Beach police said Wednesday morning on Twitter that "Kali is home!" and they'll provide more details soon.
Police search for tiny monkey stolen from Palm Beach Zoo
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida need help finding a little monkey that was stolen from the Palm Beach Zoo.
Zoo spokeswoman Naki Carter announced Tuesday that 12-year-old Kali, a rare Goeldi's monkey, was taken from her enclosure on Monday. A zookeeper discovered the monkey missing during early morning rounds, and then saw that the mesh had been cut open.
Police are seeking help identifying a person seen in surveillance video walking along the zoo's perimeter early Monday.
Police search for monkey stolen from a Florida Zoo
Titi monkey born at Henson Robinson Zoo in Springfield
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — One of the youngest additions to a central Illinois zoo is a titi monkey born about three weeks ago.
The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports the white-eared primate is the first offspring of two monkeys named Wally and Maniqui. Titi monkeys' natural habitat is around Brazil's Amazon River basin where they rarely come out of the trees.
Teacher accused of calling students ‘monkeys’ on Facebook
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A Little Rock teacher has been put on paid administrative leave after being accused of calling her students monkeys on a Facebook post.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that the teacher at Watson Elementary School allegedly wrote on the post that the "monkeys to my zoo came back today." Classes at the school resumed on Thursday.
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Former nicotine research monkeys now at primate sanctuary
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — More than two dozen monkeys that were test subjects in nicotine addiction research denounced by British primatologist Jane Goodall have been moved from an Arkansas lab to a Florida primate sanctuary.
Monkey and bear die of old age at Jackson Zoo
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A zoo in Mississippi says two of its animals recently died from health problems caused by old age.
The Jackson Zoo says both the American Black Bear and Diana Guenon monkey lived twice as long as their typical life expectancies.
The zoo says the 19-year-old bear named "Tank" was found dead on Oct. 25 after eating dinner the night before and showing no sign of illness. Officials say the bear appear to die from an age-related problem like heart disease.
Rare golden-bellied mangabey monkey born at Budapest Zoo
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A rare monkey only held by a handful of zoos around the world has been born in Budapest, bringing the total in captivity globally to 27.
The baby golden-bellied mangabey, whose species originates in the forests of West Africa, was born Oct. 22.
Budapest Zoo spokesman Zoltan Hanga said Friday that the infant has not yet been named or its gender determined, as its keepers do not want to disturb the monkeys' intimacy to inspect the newborn.
Police say armed repairman shoots, kills attacking monkey
SHALLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police in a coastal North Carolina town say a repairman won't face charges after he fatally shot a pet monkey that escaped and attacked a woman.
A Shallotte police detective told The Charlotte Observer Friday evening that the snow monkey escaped a backyard cage and "went bananas," biting the woman and scratching her arms and legs.
Philadelphia Zoo’s colorful douc langur monkey is euthanized
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Zoo says a 21-year-old red-shanked douc langur monkey has been euthanized due to a serious decline in health.
The zoo says the female primate named Toi had a variety of age-related medical issues and was euthanized on Wednesday.
The zoo says Toi was the last of the species in any North American zoo, and one of the oldest red-shanked douc langurs ever in the U.S.
Monkey back at research center after weekend on lam
NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) — A monkey that spent the weekend on the lam is back at a south Louisiana primate research center.
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette said in a news release Monday that a New Iberia resident saw the rhesus macaque and called a number the school had posted on Facebook.
The 12-pound monkey is in good health at the New Iberia Research Center, it said.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The furry orange protagonist of "The Lorax" and the Truffula trees for which he spoke may have been inspired by specific monkeys and trees in Kenya, according to researchers at Dr. Seuss' alma mater, Dartmouth College.
MBANDAKA, Congo (AP) — For 25 years, Patrick Matondo has earned a living buying and selling monkeys, bats and other animals popularly known as bush meat along the Congo River. Standing on the riverbank in Mbandaka, a city affected by the deadly new outbreak of the Ebola virus, the father of five said that for the first time he's worried he won't be able to support his family.
CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Police say four New Mexico juveniles are being questioned after security footage showed a group jumping over a zoo fence into a monkey area.
The Eastern New Mexico News reports Clovis police said the group hopped the fence, got in the Clovis zoo, and then they went into the primate area and kicked the window out.
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A federal report says some animals at a South Carolina zoo show "signs of psychological distress" such as pacing in circles and rocking back and forth.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. 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.
U.S. copyright law does not allow lawsuits that seek to give animals the rights to photographs or other original work, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled.
Copyright infringement can only be claimed on behalf of humans, the court said.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a court ruling in a copyright lawsuit over selfies taken by a monkey (all times local):
A wildlife photographer who won an appeal in a copyright lawsuit over selfies taken by a monkey says he is delighted.
David Slater said in a phone interview Monday that the legal battle took a toll on him financially and emotionally.
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
MINNEAPOLIS — It really is a jungle out there. Decades-old remains of a mummified monkey were found by crews working in Minneapolis on the massive renovation of the historic downtown Dayton’s building, said Cailin Rogers, a spokeswoman for the Dayton’s Project development team, who confirmed the find.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Little Rock Zoo plans to spend about $1.3 million on an expansion project to build new exhibits aiming to enhance the visitor experience.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that the zoo plans to begin construction on the colobus monkey and serval cat exhibits by June and finish by next spring.
Indiana zoo renovating monkey exhibit
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A northeast Indiana zoo's capuchin monkey exhibit will close for about a year for renovations.
The Fort Wayne Children's Zoo began more than 30 improvements worth about $7.1 million over the winter. Construction will still be in progress when the zoo opens for the season April 21.
MINNEAPOLIS — It really is a jungle out there.
Decades-old remains of a mummified monkey were found by crews working in Minneapolis on the massive renovation of the historic downtown Dayton’s building, said Cailin Rogers, a spokeswoman for the Dayton’s Project development team, who confirmed the find.
“We continue to find pieces of history in the Dayton’s Project as we redevelop the building,” Rogers said. “Unfortunately, this was one of the recent historic discoveries.”
Visitors to the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo this summer will notice something missing: capuchin monkeys.
Their habitat, an exhibit called Monkey Island, is being renovated, and visitors won't see the species native to Central America and South America for about a year.
The renovation is included among about $7.1 million in upgrades that began over the winter and will continue when the zoo opens April 21.
The Case of the Mummified Monkey of Minneapolis took a couple turns Thursday, thanks to the video confession of a monkey thief and a competing theory raised by the governor.
The tale unfolded after a photo of the mummified monkey remains was posted on the Facebook page of a member of the construction crew at the former downtown Daytons department store. The intact skeleton revealed itself in a ceiling during the renovation, the posting read.
We can now confirm what has long been suspected about downtown Minneapolis: It really is a jungle out there.
The people behind the massive makeover underway of the dormant Daytons flagship in the heart of Minneapolis confirmed Tuesday that a mummified monkey was found by construction workers.
The decades-old remains were found by crews tearing down interior areas of the historic 12-story store, said Cailin Rogers, a spokeswoman for the Daytons Project development team
Rare, endangered primate is born in Jerusalem zoo
JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli zoo says an endangered primate known as a golden lion tamarin has been born in captivity.
The Jerusalem Biblical Zoo says the monkey was born two weeks ago to mom Bilbi and dad Zohar. The yet unnamed monkey was seen Thursday clinging to its mother's back.
Golden lion tamarins are among the rarest animals in the world, according to the World Wildlife Fund. It is listed as endangered according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
Nebraska woman sells furs to help animals
GERING, Neb. (AP) — Fur coats were once all the rage. Women around the world wanted one. They were a status symbol. The rarer the animal, the more it seemed its fur was in demand. That began to change in the 1970s when people became aware of the damage they were doing to the animal population.
On Tuesday, it will be exactly 102 years ago from March 20, 1916 when Ota Benga died. But it didn’t happen in his homeland. Instead, it happened in Virginia after he had been kidnapped from Africa and put on display in a monkey cage at a zoo in the U.S.
Before explaining the details of Mr. Benga having been caged, humiliated, and dehumanized in a zoo, I must point out that this kind of racist depravity wasn’t new. It was a long-term and widespread “white thing.”
Sao Paulo zoo reopens after yellow fever scare
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian officials have reopened Sao Paulo's zoo and botanical gardens after a monkey was killed by the yellow fever virus.
The Sao Paulo state Environmental Secretary says the virus that killed a monkey was an isolated case and the transmission risk was low. The virus has not been detected in the area occupied by the two parks.
Both have been closed since Jan. 23 and were reopened on Thursday.
Audubon Zoo: howler monkey baby born by C-section
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A baby monkey delivered by Caesarian section is now riding around the New Orleans zoo's howler monkey exhibit on her long-haired mother's back.
The Audubon Zoo said in a news release Monday that veterinarians operated on the mother, named Salsa, because her labor wasn't progressing.
Zoo veterinarian Dr. Robert MacLean says her cervix turned out to be scarred, probably from a previous birth.
Animals stolen from Florida wildlife sanctuary
MIAMI (AP) — Authorities say dozens of animals have been stolen from a Florida wildlife sanctuary.
WSVN reports seven lemurs, five marmosets, four monkeys, seven birds and 13 tortoises were taken from We Care Wildlife Sanctuary near Miami between Saturday night and Sunday morning.
Volunteer Cindy Robert said some of the animals are in need of medication and because of that may die.
The Hartford Yard Goats are a minor-league baseball team in Hartford, Connecticut, the double-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies. And as minor-league baseball teams do, they stage promotional events during games to help draw a crowd.
Daimler suspends manager connected to monkey testing
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Automaker Daimler says it has suspended an executive who represented it at an industry-backed organization that commissioned diesel exhaust tests involving monkeys.
A statement from Daimler AG on Wednesday did not identify by name the executive, citing privacy concerns. It said the executive sat on the top management board of the now-dissolved EUGT entity.
The tests have been criticized by politicians, environmentalists and animal welfare activists.
Volkswagen suspends executive over monkey tests
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Automaker Volkswagen has suspended a top executive in response to widespread public criticism over experiments in which monkeys were exposed to diesel exhaust.
The company said in a statement Tuesday that Thomas Steg, head of government relations and sustainability, was stepping away from his duties at his own request.
FDA ends Arkansas nicotine research after monkey deaths
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has axed a nicotine addiction study at an Arkansas lab after the deaths of four squirrel monkeys.
German automakers face heat over tests on monkeys, humans
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Public criticism of the German auto industry has escalated after a report that an industry-sponsored entity commissioned a study of the effects of diesel exhaust using monkeys, while another study exposed humans to low levels of one type of air pollutant.
The German government on Monday condemned the experiments and Volkswagen sought to distance itself from them, with its chairman saying that "in the name of the whole board I emphatically disavow such practices."