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Daily Relief: Wednesday 2 April

A light-hearted look at the odd events happening in the world. Today includes a job application gone wrong, a clown fund-raising event, and a look at who won the award for the smelliest shoes in the U.S.
In the Media by Jessica Jones-Langley - 1 comment

Monkey mind control

In a remarkable study, the brain activity of one monkey was used to control the movements of a second, sedated animal. Scientists hope that the method will allow an individual to control a paralyzed body or limb.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

New species of marsupial discovered in Australia

Scientists in the Australian state of Queensland have discovered three new species of a rodent-like marsupial. With the species, the males fornicate until they collapse.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Mother and aunt Javan lutung monkeys fight over baby (video)

Berlin - A new addition recently arrived at Berlin Zoo when Annika, an endangered Javan lutung, gave birth to a baby. However, there was a certain amount of jealousy over the cute little monkey among the females of the family.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Video: Monkey doing push-ups and sit-ups like a boss

In a recently uploaded video, a monkey effortlessly does push-ups and sit-ups like a total boss. This really gives meaning to "it's so simple even a monkey can do it."
In the Media by Can Tran

Iran's Kavoshgar space rocket reportedly launches monkey to space

Tehran - The Iranian Fars new agency is reporting that Iran successfully launched a live monkey into space on Monday. Fars described the achievement as a major advance in its missile and space program but the news is alarming the West and Israel.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 1 comment

The 'IKEA Monkey' to spend Christmas in animal sanctuary (videos)

Toronto - The well-dressed 'IKEA Monkey', seen ambling around the Toronto IKEA parking lot earlier in December, won't be spending Christmas with his family. Despite his owner's best efforts, he will remain behind bars.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 6 comments

Stylish Simian spotted monkeying around Toronto Ikea parking lot

Toronto - A monkey dressed in a miniature shearling coat and a diaper was spotted wandering around the parking lot of a Toronto Ikea store on Sunday afternoon.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 6 comments

New monkey found in Congo

A new species of monkey has been discovered according to claims made by scientists. The monkey lives in remote forests located in Congo.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

Op-Ed: The mystery monkey of Tampa Bay

Tampa - What does a monkey and Tampa Bay have in common? Well, there's a monkey lurking on the streets of Tampa Bay, a mystery monkey just wanting to play.
In the Media by Melissa Horrocks - 2 comments

NBC apologizes for monkey gymnastics after Gabby Douglas' gold

London - NBC has apologized for featuring an ad with a widely grinning monkey doing gymnastics after airing African American Gabby Douglas's gold winning performance. The debate continues over whether the timing of the ad was deliberate or entirely a mistake.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 5 comments

Monkeys can possibly 'read'

A recent study has indicated that monkeys can "read", or at least distinguish real words from a nonsense jumble of letters.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Video of monkey attempting to attack man at zoo goes viral

Memphis - A video of a monkey performing acrobatics has goes viral after it was uploaded to YouTube along with a description that claims the alpha male white cheeked gibbons was attempting to attack a man seen in the the clip through the glass at the Memphis Zoo.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 2 comments

Monkey goes missing from San Francisco Zoo

San Francisco - Officials say that a squirrel monkey, named Banana Sam, went missing Friday after vandals had broken into the zoo and cut open two holes in the wire mesh cage and also cut the chain on the perimeter fence.
In the Media by Kevin Fitzgerald

Money-using monkeys give insight into human economics

Working with capuchin monkeys, a Yale research team managed to teach the primates to use currency and, in doing so, unlocked several mysteries behind human beings' sometimes odd behavior with money.
In the Media by Paul Magno - 2 comments

Illegal primate trade in Bali threatens species survival

Bali - The illegal primate trade has become big business in Bali, with many being caught in protected habitats, thus threatening the survival of many species.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 1 comment

Drunk baboons cause trouble in Cape Town

Cape Town - Baboons are raiding kitchens, damaging buildings, throwing things at people and killing animals in South Africa – and sometimes, they’re drunk.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 6 comments

Mother monkey saves baby from hungry dog after it's hit by moped

A monkey and her baby were crossing a busy street in New Delhi, India when the baby was struck by a man on a moped. The helpless animal became the target for a nearby dog.
In the Media by Laura Trowbridge - 11 comments

New species of titi monkey found in the Amazon

A new type of titi monkey has been discovered in the Amazon but it is considered critically endangered due to deforestation and its small population.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin

Monkey in zoo befriends toad, carrying it around all day

Visitors at the Paignton Zoo in Devon, England were treated to the bizarre sight of a monkey lovingly carrying around a little toad one day.
In the Media by Laura Trowbridge - 6 comments

Woman attacked by monkeys after trying to conquer fear of monkeys

When a British woman went to a Thai nature resort to overcome her fear of monkeys, she was viciously attacked by a pack of macaques.
In the Media by Laura Trowbridge - 6 comments

'No soup for you!' Rare monkey meat for soup gets couple arrested

A couple in Indonesia have been arrested for selling rare Javan langur, also known as the silver-leaf monkey, meat for meatball soup.
In the Media by Laura Trowbridge - 12 comments

Florida wildlife officials can't master elusive macaque monkey

Coined 'Florida's Most Wanted Primate,' the Rhesus Macaque monkey has been on the loose for the last year in Florida, starting to gain mythical status for its exploits, continually eluding capture.
In the Media by Stephanie Dearing - 3 comments

Russia to send monkey on space mission to Mars

After sending monkeys to space for many years, the Russian government has made the decision to send a monkey on a space mission to Mars.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 3 comments

Radioactive monkeys

Last week NASA announced a new plan to radiate live squirrel monkeys for scientific purposes. 18 to 28 animals will be exposed to a low dose of radiation.
In the Media by Maciej Lewandowski - 2 comments

New Monkey Sub Species Discovered in Brazilian Amazon

The Brazilian rainforest has ceded one of its secrets to the modern world; a new sub-species of monkey heretofore never seen. The monkey boasts a super long tail and it weighs barely a pound.
In the Media by M Dee Dubroff - 6 comments

Monkey Kills Owner With Well-aimed Coconut

From the “What?” files, the owner of a monkey, who was allegedly “forced to climb trees” to harvest coconuts, scampered off the job after taking aim at his master’s “coconut,” killing him instantly.
In the Media by Sandy Sand - 2 comments

Barnes & Noble: Obama-Monkey Display a ‘Hate Crime’

Recently a photo of Barnes & Noble book display board was circulated widely over the Internet. The photo showed various books about President Obama around a central photo of a monkey book. Barnes & Noble claims some prankster did this intentionally.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 4 comments

Monkeys experience the joy of giving

A study shows that monkeys also find it pleasurable to share when given a chance. Read to find out more about how all of us are so alike and yet so different.
In the Media by Aditi Chengappa - 2 comments

Newly Discovered Monkey Is Threatened With Extinction

Just three years after it was discovered, a new species of monkey is threatened with extinction according to the Wildlife Conservation Society, which recently published the first-ever census of the endangered primate.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 11 comments
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Poor Monkey tied to a tree by a chain....Are we on earth to do such nasty things? What a shame!!
Poor Monkey tied to a tree by a chain....Are we on earth to do such nasty things? What a shame!!
A squirrel monkey
A squirrel monkey
Javan lutung mother and baby
Javan lutung mother and baby
Rhesus Macaque monkeys in Agra  India.
Thomas Schoch
Rhesus Macaque monkeys in Agra, India.
A common squirrel monkey at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha  Nebraska.
A common squirrel monkey at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Nebraska.
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Diana monkey (C. diana)
Diana monkey (C. diana)
Rhesus Macaque Macaca mulatta in Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctuary  Andhra Pradesh  India.
Rhesus Macaque Macaca mulatta in Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctuary, Andhra Pradesh, India.
That s definitely the kind of friendship you don t see very often. Cute though!
That's definitely the kind of friendship you don't see very often. Cute though!

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