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Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Robert Golger says his client, Sandy Herold, died Monday night of a ruptured aortic aneurysm. Herold owned a 200-pound (90-kilogram) chimpanzee named Travis who went berserk in February 2009 after Herold asked her friend, Charla Nash, to help lure it back into her house in Stamford. The animal ripped off Nash's hands, nose, lips and eyelids. Nash recently underwent a preliminary evaluation to determine whether she is a potential candidate for a face and hand transplant at a Harvard-affiliated hospital. Nash's family has sued Herold for $50 million and wants to sue the state for $150 million. The family says state officials failed to prevent the attack.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Officer Chiafari required therapy but was denied a worker’s compensation claim. The reason was that harrowing episodes involving a person — shooting a suspect, for example — would be covered but similar encounters with animals were not.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Bubbles: Looking bleached and wealthy.
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Be wary of chimps older than eight; that’s when they start to become volatile. A full-grown chimp, standing 3 to 5 feet tall and weighing up to 250 pounds, has five to ten times the strength of a same-size human being.
Male chimps seek to establish dominance over their family during adolescence, making them especially dangerous between ages 8 and 17.
Step 2: Don't underestimate them
Don’t underestimate their intelligence. The two male chimps that attacked a couple in 2005 got out of their cage by picking the lock.
Step 3: Don't show fear
If you think you’re in danger of being attacked, don’t show fear. Chimps don’t pick fights they don’t think they can win. If a chimp believes you have dominance, they’re less likely to attack.
Step 4: Protect your face
If a chimp makes a move toward you, protect your face: It’s the first thing they’ll go after. They also target fingers, hands, feet, testicles, noses, and ears. If you’re attacked, try to curl up into a ball to make those areas difficult to reach.
Step 5: Wear gear
If you’re going to be around an adult chimp, don the protective gear that animal handlers wear – face masks, goggles, rubber gloves, and boots.
Monday, May 18, 2009
ALL primates potentially carry diseases deadly to humans including Herpes B, Yellow Fever, Monkeypox, Ebola virus, Marburg virus, SIV, HIV and tuberculosis.
A chimp about to paint the town red [with Fever].
Monday, May 11, 2009
The ape, a 27-year-old female named Karta, jammed a stick into wires connected to the fence and then piled up debris to climb a concrete and glass wall at the Adelaide Zoo.
In this undated photo, an orangutan plots an escape (after breakfast).
Friday, May 8, 2009
To see a chimpanzee in your dream, suggests that what you thought was true is actually not. You are being mislead by your intelligence or that you may be over-thinking an issue.
A possible dream containing chimpanzees.
Source: Dream Dictionary
Friday, April 17, 2009
Chimp-proof your home by making sure anything breakable or valuable is in a safe place when the chimpanzee is free.
Clean and disinfect the chimpanzee's space daily. He'll urinate, defecate and possibly masturbate over everything. Be ready.
Make sure there's sunlight for the chimp to provide essential vitamin D; otherwise, provide the vitamin D orally.
Don't leave the chimpanzee unwatched while she's free.
Fasten a neck choke explosive device around your chimpanzee's neck (as seen in the film THE RUNNING MAN) to be detonated if your chimpanzee glances at you in a hungry fashion.
Full instructions here.
Forest dwellers have told visiting explorers and scientists of a ferocious grey ape, with the cunning of a chimpanzee and the power and size of a gorilla - and a taste for meat rather than the shrubbery loved by most apes.
For, unlike most apes, these are predators - capable of hunting not only forest antelope but, incredibly, lion and leopard too. And to cap it all, like wolves, these fearsome beasts howl at the Moon.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
A man unknowingly shares meat with a female chimpanzee.
The following year, the chimpanzee added pieces of concrete to his ammunition, and was observed gently knocking on concrete rocks to break off smaller, disc-shaped pieces.
Since the initial finding, caretakers at the zoo have removed hundreds of caches.
A cache of deadly projectiles intended for human targets.
They should have had Stone Day at the zoo and issued a rock to every visitor to throw at this scheming menace.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Alerted to the killings by sounds of chimpanzee screams, the researchers directly observed one infanticide, and found strong circumstantial evidence for two others. Evidence suggested that in two of the cases, the killings were perpetrated by groups of resident females against "stranger" females from outside the resident group. Infants were taken from the mothers, who were injured in at least two of the attacks; in at least one case, adult males in the area exhibited displaying behavior, with one old male unsuccessfully attempting to separate the females.
Chimps, that's who.
The researchers saw 10 different chimps fashioning spear-like tools to forcibly jab at nocturnal primates known as lesser bushbabies (Galago senegalensis), which sleep inside hollow branches or tree trunks during the day. After their attacks, the chimps sniffed or licked their weapons, as if to see whether or not they shed blood.
The chimp "went across the top of the car, and that's when . . . it was just a flurry trying to get away from it. Melvin got pulled out of the car by it."
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
I turned and asked her if she meant one of those tiny ones or a chimp. She informed me she was wishing for a chimpanzee.
You can bet I educated her on the dangers of owning one of those killers.
I can just picture Oliver setting his empty brandy snifter down, slowly getting up from the love seat, quietly shutting the television off, ...and turning to kill me.
Dr Gavin said that the technique used by the chimps to kill or maim the children mirrors the way they tear apart other prey, suggesting that they snatched the human young to eat. “In most cases they bite off the limbs first before disemboweling them, just as they would the red colobus monkey which is one of their favourite prey,” he said.
Charlie, a grown male chimp and the Bloemfontein Zoo, has been picking up cigarettes thrown to him by visitors and smoking them -- a habit he probably picked up by observing humans, zoo officials told the SAPA news agency on Thursday.
"Baby chimps pick up habits by mimicking adults and we think he started mimicking smokers at his enclosure which probably led to smokers throwing him cigarettes," spokesman Daryl Barnes told SAPA.
Barnes said Charlie was already showing the signs of a true nicotine addict.
"He even acts like a naughty schoolboy by hiding the cigarette when staff approach the area," Barnes said, adding that the zoo was determined to help him quit.
Barnes said the most important thing was that people stop providing Charlie with cigarettes or any other treats, noting the chimp already had three bad teeth because of all the cans of sweet soft drinks that people throw at him.
That's a show-stopper for sure. Probably at the zoo, right?
"Mommy, what's THAT?!"
"That's a monkey, dear."
No wonder they wear diapers and tutu's. It's the best kept secret of the animal kingdom.
Monkeys have tomato butts.