MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican narcos’ fascination with exotic animals was on display this week after a spider monkey dressed up as a drug gang mascot was killed in a shootout, a 450-pound (200 kilogram) tiger wandered the streets in the Pacific coast state of Nayarit, and a man died after trying to pet a captive tiger in a cartel-dominated area of western Michoacan state.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Three primates suffered frostbite while enduring subfreezing conditions this year at an exotic animal farm operated by a North Carolina county commissioner that has been repeatedly cited by federal inspectors.
DANIA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — As departing jetliners roared overhead, an aging vervet monkey moped on a mangrove branch one recent afternoon in the woods he inhabits near a South Florida airport, his ego bruised.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man who went by the nickname “the Monkey Whisperer” pleaded guilty Wednesday to illegally transporting and selling primates, including a species considered endangered.
Jimmy Wayne Hammonds, 57, of Parrish, pleaded guilty in Tampa federal court to violating the Endangered Species Act and Lacy Act, according to court records.
The airline that carried monkeys part of the way to a U.S. research laboratory before they were involved in a highway crash in Pennsylvania says it will stop the shipments.
Kenya Airways will not renew its contract with the shipper when it expires this month, airline CEO Allan Kilavuka said in an email to The Associated Press.
BANGKOK (AP) — A monkey with ghostly white circles around its eyes is among 224 new species listed in the World Wildlife Fund’s latest update on the greater Mekong region.
DANVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The last of the escaped monkeys from the crash of a truck towing a trailer load of 100 of the animals was accounted for by late Saturday, a day after the pickup collided with a dump truck on a Pennsylvania highway, authorities said.
DANVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A truck carrying about 100 monkeys was involved in a crash Friday in Pennsylvania, state police said as authorities searched for at least three of the monkeys that appeared to have escaped the vehicle.
PHOENIX (AP) — The National Institutes of Health is investigating a University of Washington primate facility in Arizona after a Phoenix newspaper reported finding widespread disease with the potential to compromise science at one of the nation’s largest facilities for breeding pigtailed macaques.
WINAMAC, Ind. (AP) — Staff at a primate sanctuary in northern Indiana will be feeding the center’s menagerie with freshly picked fruit in the coming years thanks to a newly planted orchard.
A team of volunteers helped plant 60 fruit trees last month on the property of the Peaceable Primate Sanctuary, which is home to baboons and macaque monkeys retired from research facilities and pharmaceutical companies.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — With necks craned and eyes shielded from the sun, dozens of people gathered Wednesday around a towering eucalyptus tree in the heart of Puerto Rico’s bustling capital for a most unusual sight: a rhesus macaque monkey on the loose.
A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out.
HOMOSASSA, Fla. (AP) — Good news for Ralph, Ebony and Emily.
The primate residents of Monkey Island at the Florida Cracker Riverside Resort in Homosassa are getting an extreme makeover of their home that’s in need of repair.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Five dehydrated baby monkeys died or were euthanized in July at a University of Louisiana research center, according to a federal inspection report made public this week.
Four of the rhesus macaques became dehydrated after a water pressure regulator malfunctioned July 20 at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's New Iberia Research Center, according to the Aug.
SANGEH, Indonesia (AP) — Deprived of their preferred food source — the bananas, peanuts and other goodies brought in by tourists now kept away by the coronavirus — hungry monkeys on the resort island of Bali have taken to raiding villagers’ homes in their search for something tasty.
LAKE WYLIE, S.C. (AP) — At least 80 dogs were taken out of a South Carolina home because they were living in very poor conditions, deputies said.
Two monkeys and a bird were also removed Monday from property in Lake Wylie, the York County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee say two people face charges after officers found a dead monkey inside a hot car parked outside of a waterpark.
According to the Sevierville Police Department, officers on Wednesday found the dead nine-week old marmoset monkey and a five-week old monkey that was alive in the car parked at Soaky Mountain Waterpark after the facility’s management notified police.
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The El Paso Zoo plans to press charges against a woman who was caught on video trying to feed spider monkeys after climbing into their enclosure.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Police and animal authorities in Cincinnati were on the lookout Thursday for monkeys reportedly last seen swinging in trees in a cemetery...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A chimpanzee, several monkeys, some lemurs and an uncounted number of birds died when a nonprofit San Antonio-area wildlife sanctuary lost power early Monday, yet another casualty of unforgiving winter weather that has seized much of Texas...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The overpass juts from a forest over a four-lane highway in a rural area outside Rio de Janeiro...
NEW YORK (AP) — The organization that runs New York's Bronx Zoo is apologizing for racism in the zoo's past, including putting Ota Benga, a central African man, on display in the Monkey House in 1906...
The global race for a COVID-19 vaccine boils down to some critical questions: How much must the shots rev up someone’s immune system to really work...
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — When COVID-19 came to Nepal, attention turned to an unlikely group of victims: hundreds of monkeys, cows and pigeons...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists think they’ve figured out how to make a century-old tuberculosis vaccine far more protective: Simply give the shot a different way...
BERLIN (AP) — A fire raced through a zoo in western Germany in the first few minutes of the new year, killing more than 30 animals, including apes, monkeys, bats and birds, authorities said...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge on Wednesday said Chris Brown must give up all rights to his former pet monkey, pay for its care and not try to buy a new one if he wants charges of illegal animal ownership dropped.
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 mansion nearly two years ago...
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...
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 National Primate Research Center...
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 technology...
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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.
I'm always amazed at the insights I get when walking our dog, Chloe.
They don't come right away. Sometimes I just take in the trees, breeze, flora and fauna. Often I find myself going over the day ahead in my mind, while Chloe sniffs around and checks her "pee mail."
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...
BRIDGEPORT — The oldest howler monkey in captivity turns 32 on Sunday.
Zuele, who calls the Beardsley Zoo home, was born on May 27, 1986. At 32, she has well outlived the normal lifespan for howler monkeys, which is between 16 and 20 years.
Monkey escapes, roams free at San Antonio airport
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — A Rhesus macaque on its way to a wildlife refuge Monday in Texas managed to take a short layover at an airport after it escaped from its crate.
The San Antonio Zoo plans to close its Monkey House for a makeover as part of its ongoing renovation plans to increase the size of the wildlife park.
There’s no set date for the closure; zoo officials are working to find an alternate home for the golden-bellied mangabey and black-crested mangabey at another zoo before closing the facility.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — American rapper G-Eazy has cancelled a partnership with H&M after the Swedish clothing retailer was accused of racism over a promotional image of a black child dressed in a hoodie reading "coolest monkey in the jungle."
LONDON (AP) — NBA star LeBron James, rapper Diddy and other artists have responded with outrage to an advertising image by retailer H&M showing a black child in a sweatshirt with the words "Coolest monkey in the jungle...
A young macaque monkey was knocked out for 10 hours after downing a cup of coffee it stole from a tourist in Bangkok on Sunday.
The monkey suffered a caffeine overdose and had to be slowly brought around using a saline and carbon solution administered by local medics.
MICHIGAN CITY — The Michigan City Park Board is discussing possible renovations to the historic Monkey Island.
These changes, which include restoring the structure to a more attractive state and eliminating any safety hazards, were discussed Wednesday during the board’s regular meeting.
CAYO SANTIAGO, Puerto Rico (AP) — As thousands of troops and government workers struggle to restore normal life to Puerto Rico, a small group of scientists is racing to save more than 1,000 monkeys whose brains may contain clues to mysteries of the human mind...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two baby mandrills, a type of monkey, have made their debut at the Los Angeles Zoo...
The Fort Wayne Children's Zoo has welcomed two new primates.
A female baby de Brazza's monkey was born at the zoo on April 27, according to a news release Friday. Now a month old, she can be seen staying close to her mother around the exhibit.
BANGKOK (AP) — A morbidly obese wild monkey 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...
LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Indian police are reviewing reports of missing children to try to identify a girl who was found living in a forest with a group of monkeys...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Gorillas, monkeys, lemurs and other primates are in danger of becoming extinct, and scientists say it's our fault that our closest living relatives are in trouble, a new international study warns...
Most of the cast of the frenetic children’s musical in Francine Prose’s new novel, “Mister Monkey,” loathe the eponymous play and its ludicrous dance numbers.
The author of the children’s book the play is based on loathes it.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky Republican state House candidate is refusing to apologize for several Facebook posts depicting President Obama and the first lady as monkeys, but the state GOP chairman has condemned the posts and issued his own apology for them.