New Monkey Species Discovered

Yeah! Scientists discover a new species of monkey in Africa. The BBC story includes a picture of the new guy, called the Highland Mangabey.

“This exciting discovery demonstrates once again how little we know about our closest living relatives, the nonhuman primates,” said Russell Mittermeier, chairman of the Primate Specialist Group of IUCN-The World Conservation Union’s Species Survival Commission.

“A large, striking monkey in a country of considerable wildlife research over the last century has been hidden right under our noses.”

In other monkey news, Tokyo, Japan is pursuing a renegade monkey on the loose in the streets of the city.

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Chinese women want to give birth in year of monkey

Many expectant Chinese women are trying to delay the birth of their children until the Year of the Monkey begins next week because they think it will bring them luck, state media said.”

Because being born in the Year of the Monkey ROCKS. And being born in the Year of the Goat SUCKS!
In other monkey news, Monkeys invade Indian Embassy in Nepal. Bonus points because the article also contains the word “Katmandu.”

I love a good monkey invasion.

2022-03-13 Update:
I really had an obsessions with monkeys at one point. Not sure why. I was so enthusiastic, too. Also, Monkey invasions are bad. They often happen because humans encroach on animal’s territories. Now I’m an old grump.
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Kong Is Back

Peter Jackson of LOTR fame will remake one of my favorite movies ever: King Kong. It’s bound to be a great film. I can’t wait to see it. I wonder, though, what tall building in New York he’ll end up climbing… since the World Trade Center towers (from the 1974 movie) are no longer there.

King Kong

70s Party, Riley Towers

King Kong Empire State Building

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