Orangutan Adopts Lion Cub, World Squees

An orangutan named Hanama has adopted seven-week-old male lion cubs Skukuza and Simh at South Carolina's Myrtle Beach Safari Park. The park director says, "He runs about with them... and sometimes picks them up to give them a cuddle." » 9/03/10 1:55pm 9/03/10 1:55pm

One-Armed, One-Legged Monkey Is Devoted To Man Who Saved Its Life

Li Chun, a Chinese farmer, saved a monkey's life by amputating its injured arm and leg. Now it's paying him back by copying everything he does, including cracking all his eggs, and killing his chickens after seeing Chun slaughter one. » 7/09/10 11:25am 7/09/10 11:25am

Apes Enjoy Watching You Watching Them

According to research on orangutans gathered at the Melbourne Zoo, our simian cousins like looking at us just as much as we like gawking at them. Professor Paul Hemsworth says his findings show "humans are attractive to orangutans." [Telegraph] » 6/07/10 1:40pm 6/07/10 1:40pm

Scientists have finally discovered why your male boss behaves like a chest-beating chimpanzee: it's in his genes. Aussie researchers interviewed hundreds of managers and employees, and found that, like animals, bosses assert their authority with visuals and behavior. (Like monkeys who flaunt brightly colored body… » 10/07/08 1:30pm 10/07/08 1:30pm

Martha Stewart & Jane Goodall's Goofy Gorilla Greetings Sound Like…

Dr. Jane Goodall was on Martha Stewart's show this morning, and she greeted Martha with traditional ape sounds, which Martha emulated. While these noises come naturally to gorillas and chimpanzees, the ladies sounded like they were having intense orgasms. Afterward, Dr. Goodall showed Martha another ape greeting,… » 9/18/08 3:30pm 9/18/08 3:30pm

Monkey Business

Two readers (in separate incidents) emailed us ads for faux baby monkeys — one from a local Sunday newspaper; one from Ladies Home Journal » 9/09/08 1:20pm 9/09/08 1:20pm. One ad brags the doll is "a whole new way to fall in love with babies." The other ad claims its doll is "the most incredibly lifelike baby monkey ." What the hell is going on? Are…

Primetime Exposes the Dangers Of Satisfying Baby Lust With Monkeys

Angelle Sampey is a professional motorcycle drag racer. She holds several national records and has the most wins for any female in professional motor sports, but she's not in the news today because of her professional success. Nope, seven years ago Sampey wanted to have a baby, but because of her job she felt having a… » 7/01/08 1:30pm 7/01/08 1:30pm

Misogyny Among Monkeys Is "Natural Behavior"

Yeah, Jack Hanna can seem a little too willfully clueless, and yeah, he's on Letterman what seems like every other week, but by god, he and Dave have a good thing going, and I just can't hate the guy — after all, he let me bottle-feed a rare baby Bengal tiger back in 1996 when I was a cub reporter for a national… » 5/15/08 1:30pm 5/15/08 1:30pm