Browsing All posts tagged under »primate«

Mind your language

March 15, 2014

0

It’s been more than two weeks since i got back from my travels in India and thrown into a non stop breaking news. All the headlines Pistorius, Ukraine and the missing Malaysian airplane just seem to keep giving. Four hours of live news coverage is taxing and you really do have to be on the […]

Kampala – Day 46

April 18, 2012

5

In the last few days I’ve had a number of concerned emails from friends and relatives asking if I’m ok. The reason, I haven’t been blogging. Sadly being able to publish in my sweet spot has been hampered by bad weather (it is rainy season) which affects the internet signal and to make matters worse […]

‘Tarzan’s Chimpanzee’ Cheetah dies aged 80

December 28, 2011

8

This morning when I came into work there was an email from my news editor waiting in my inbox. It was news that Cheetah from the Tarzan movies had died on Christmas Eve aged 80. In the subject heading was the word “obit”. At first I thought, is this a joke? It’s highly unusual first of all […]

Interbreeding with a caveman has its advantages

August 22, 2011

4

I’m battling to keep a cold at bay. I’ve taken on too may shifts back-to-back, not had enough sleep and despite dosing up on vitamin C and germ-killing pills, I’m not convinced it’s having an effect. Our ancestors on the other hand had an extremely novel way at avoiding illness –  having sex with a […]

Monkey signals when she wants to be left alone.

August 5, 2011

1

When I’m in a bad mood I like to be left alone. I find solitude quite therapeutic. Thankfully I can just pick myself and find a quiet spot, but when you’re a captive monkey the options are limited. Keepers at Colchester Zoo have found that a mandrill, named Milly, has learnt to place her hand over […]

Kings Cross nightclub involved in monkey business

August 3, 2011

1

Since it re-opened in 1999 Scala nightclub on Pentonville Road in Kings Cross has been a hub for showcasing undiscovered musicians and singers as well as an escape for clubbers to ‘live it large’. But behind the Courtney Constantine façade lurks a very unusual history. The outbreak of the Great War meant initially that work on the […]

Cheeky monkey!

July 29, 2011

2

Biologist, Mrs Natalia Paklina said: “At first I thought he was scratching but then it looked like he was tickling himself and laughing. For people on Bali these monkeys are sacred and associated with the monkey-God, Hanuman. ‘It means that the monkeys get given what they want by the locals so they have a lot […]

Will we ever know for sure if the Florida Skunk Ape is real?

June 1, 2011

0

What age were you when you first realised there was no Tooth-Fairy; Santa Claus didn’t visit your home on Christmas Eve and the Easter Bunny was just another money spinner? For as long as I can remember I had always been a precocious child, much to my mother’s embarrassment. At age five I went to […]

Heritage status for Tanzania’s mountains may have peaked too early

May 3, 2011

0

Hands up how many of you have heard of the kipunji? No it’s not a nomadic tribe. Take a good look at the photo below – it’s a species of monkey that was discovered in Tanzania, East Africa in 2003 and the first to be assigned a new genus since 1923. It has a distinctive […]

UN pledges better law enforcement but gorillas still being slaughtered

April 24, 2011

1

Less than a month after the United Nations pledged to enforce stricter laws to protect gorillas, these endangered primates are still being butchered by illegal traffickers. Two hunters  arrested in the Ngombe forest in the Republic of Congo were jailed last week; sentenced to a year and order to pay fines of more than £1500. Their […]