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Baby killers of the monkey world

June 15, 2011

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Cannibalism and infanticide are disturbingly common in nature and in one species of non human primate the females are the worst offenders. But what makes these revelations all the more shocking is that female moustached tamarins are not killing their competitors’ offspring, but their own. The moustached tamarin (Saguinus mystax) can be found in the […]

Retired rodeo champ talks a lot of bull

May 4, 2011

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It’s a sight you’re highly unlikely to see over here; but across the pond in America a former Rodeo champion and his team are growing a fan base of thousands. Tim “Wild Thang” Lepard is a 44-year-old man from Memphis. He decided to hang up his spurs to manage what he calls a “comedy act” made […]

Bolivian gang causes a stir at London Zoo

April 8, 2011

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Any self-respecting fashionista will know that an outfit on a bright sunny day just isn’t complete without a pair of shades to keep you cool. Yes ok and the obvious reason –  to stop you squinting like Mr Magoo!   The one-size-fits-all rule however, does not apply to these mischievous black-capped (or Bolivian) squirrel monkeys at […]

Drawing on our inner ape

February 3, 2011

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Three years ago an ex-colleague of mine told me he was packing in the daily grind of sports reporting in London, for a more laid back, adventurous lifestyle in sunny Buenos Aires, Argentina. The home of football, the Tango (the dance, not the revolting carbonated drink) and some of the best beef money can buy. […]