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Video of Japan monkeys walking on electric cables goes viral

Jan 10, 2019 - 11:25 PM

'Look at this! Impossible!' a woman says in the 71-second video clip that has been viewed nearly a million times since it was posted on Twitter on January 7

HOT TUB. This file photo shows Japanese macaques, commonly referred to as "snow" monkeys, taking an open-air hot spring bath, or "onsen", at the Jigokudani (Hell's Valley) Monkey Park in the town of Yamanouchi, Nagano prefecture. Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

U.S. court rules monkey does not own selfie copyright

Apr 25, 2018 - 10:03 PM

In 2015, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a US-based animal rights group, filed a suit on behalf of Naruto the macaque monkey, claiming the photographer had infringed Naruto's copyright since the monkey had taken the picture himself

NARUTO THE MONKEY. The viral selfie taken by a macaque monkey using the smart phone of nature photographer David J. Slater and which became the subject of a complicated copyright lawsuit is displayed at the Museum of Selfies, in Glendale, California.

Even monkeys need a spa day, Japan study finds

Apr 04, 2018 - 8:40 PM

A paper by Kyoto University says that stress levels in the monkeys were about 20 percent lower on average after bathing

SPA TIME. This picture taken on December 10, 2012 shows Japanese macaques, commonly referred to as "snow" monkeys, taking an open-air hot spring bath, or "onsen", at the Jigokudani (Hell's Valley) Monkey Park in the town of Yamanouchi, Nagano prefecture. Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi / AFP

Monkeys use tools to crack nuts, shuck oysters

Mar 21, 2018 - 2:17 PM

Scientists from Britain and Thailand, where the native long-tailed macaque feeds on sea almonds, oil palm nuts and the occasional bivalve, observe the monkeys using stones for two distinct tasks

'RARE SKILL SET.' Wild macaque monkeys have learned to use tools to crack open nuts and even shuck oysters, according to researchers. File photo c/o Wikicommons

WATCH: Indonesian market sells monkey meat, other exotic animals

Apr 03, 2017 - 4:44 PM

Authorities and activists are stepping up efforts to persuade villagers on Sulawesi island to stop consuming the critically endangered monkey Macaca nigra one of many exotic creatures that form part of the local indigenous community s diet

MONKEY MEAT. In Indonesia, macaques face extinction due to demand for their meat. Screenshot from AFP video

Monkey discovery boosts Zika drug quest – study

Sep 12, 2016 - 11:44 PM

While the animal never developed symptoms the brain of its fetus stopped growing – the first time this was observed in a lab animal researchers write in the journal Nature Medicine

ZIKA RESEARCH. Sarah Kohn of the Wisconsin National Primate research Center (WNPRC) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, performs an ultrasound on a pregnant rhesus macaque monkey infected with the Zika virus on June 28, 2016 in Madison, Wisconsin. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

VIRAL: Macaques killed, tied on motorcycles and mocked online

Apr 27, 2016 - 5:27 PM

Netizens express anger and sorrow for the macaques

'No export of monkeys in the next 4 years' – DA official

Sep 10, 2015 - 2:56 PM

Following the Ebola Reston virus infection among monkeys in a facility in the country the agriculture department s Bureau of Animal Industry has stopped the local transport and export of captive monkeys in the Philippines

EBOLA RESTON IN MONKEYS. At least 7,000 Philippine monkeys are currently being tested for the Ebola Reston Virus. File photo of Philippine macaque from WikiCommons