Browsing All posts tagged under »primate«

Monkey chews its cud

April 3, 2011

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This afternoon the Northerner and I took our dear Irish friends Mr D and Bodhráin-Queen (BQ) to the leafy and well-heeled area of Primrose Hill for a wander through the village before catching their flight. Forget four-by-fours, the streets have become a hazardous place for  pedestrians with hordes of buggy-pushers on every street corner. To escape the […]

Run – dont walk, mutant monkey on the loose?

March 28, 2011

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It looks like a scene out of a science-fiction film – a gigantic mutant baboon effortlessly crushing a car with its fist. Run for your lives!! Fear not, it’s only an optical illusion. If you look closely enough, you’ll notice that the monkey is in fact precariously balancing on the car’s windscreen with one of its hand […]

‘Monkey Girl’ enters Guinness World Record

February 28, 2011

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Journalists have a warped sense of humour, there’s no denying that. It’s also another quality that me and the Northerner share. Hacks very often see and experience things that a lot of the general public don’t and maybe that’s our way of processing the absurd; scary and downright shocking. Sometimes if I’ve done a particularly harrowing […]

New evidence suggests “Lucy” was no swinger

February 27, 2011

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If I said the word metatarsal, most non-scientists among you, would know exactly where this bone is in the human body – thanks to David Beckham. Beckham‘s metatarsal became a talking point and a hugely important issue to England football fans when he fractured it in the build-up to the 2002 World Cup. He’s not the only […]

King Pong

February 25, 2011

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The Northerner thinks I have an OCD about hygiene, I like to think it’s an endearing foible. Smelling nice is important to me. On my birthday I was given lots of lovely body and bath stuff; thankfully nobody brought any sticks to the party (see blogpost Hello Dolly!). I love using exotic scented showergels and […]

First big steps for Tiny

February 18, 2011

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Three months ago I told you about the first baby gorilla to be born at London Zoo in more than 20 years (Postcode Lottery). The infant who still hasn’t been given a proper name yet, is affectionately called Tiny by the zoo keepers. At just over a foot tall the little fella is quickly outgrowing […]

North-South divide found in gibbons

February 10, 2011

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If music be the food of love, then gibbons will never go hungry. Renown for their duetting, researchers have discovered a rather human trait in the singing of these apes – they have different dialects according to where they live – and the divide between the northerners and southerners is the most pronounce. I can hear […]