A new species of monkey turned up in India [NYTimes
]. Though the monkeys are new to science, people in the area are quite familiar with them. They call them "mun zala" or deep forest monkeys. It's a stocky, short-tailed, brown-haired creature they have named the Macaca munzala, or Arunachal macaque.
Maybe not that excting for those of us not excited by, uh, mokeys, but did you know this year there have been other new things discovered?
A new species of plec
and one of Neon goby
, even more exciting, a new
electric fish was found as well. A quick search turned up dozens of new fish this year. ABC News
says 178 new things found in the oceans this year alone, raising the number of life-forms found in the world's oceans to about 230,000. The big question is, of course, how many of those will Taste Like Chicken
The bad news on the little critter front is 1 in 10 bird species could vanish within 100 years
, and I bet they all taste like chicken.
posted by Blake
on Dec 16, 2004 -
Adopt an Ex-Lab Experiment Monkey
(British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection) is sponsoring an adoption program to help care for some 50 macaques that had been owned by a lab in Thailand to be used for scientific experiments. After some publicity, they were pressured into releasing the little monkeys just prior to their last experiment that would have killed them all.
posted by fenriq
on Nov 16, 2004 -
I'll say it: It's time someone did something about the Monkeys. Over the last two years they have established a clear cut pattern of terror & harassment in countries ranging from Eastern India
, Sri Lanka
or New Dehli
, and the fact remains that it's only a matter of time before these crazed foreign monkeys make their way to places I could actually find on a map, or possibly even America, (possibly in this guy's pants
). When they come, and they will, will our leaders
protect us from their savage rampage? Or is it too late - are they already among us
posted by jonson
on Jul 22, 2003 -
According to UPI, the United States has been offered by coalition partner Morocco its tide-turning force
of 2,000 monkeys trained to detonate land mines. It wouldn't be so unbelievable if the U.S. wasn't already training dolphins and sea lions
to do the same. Considering the carnage already happening to humans in Iraq, this news doesn't inspire thoughts of happy endings
for our animal friends.
posted by XQUZYPHYR
on Mar 27, 2003 -