If ever there was a thing I coveted more in life, it’s a thumb monkey. Because 1) Monkeys are great. 2) This one is tiny. Just my luck, owning one is illegal, unethical and not exactly good for the monkeys.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that any selfie-taking monkey must demand the copyright for her photographs. Or at least that seems to be what PETA is arguing. In September they filed a copyright lawsuit on the behalf of Naruto, the cheery macaque pictured above. The case was initially dismissed, but now Naruto…
Uhh holy shit, did you guys know that monkeys will rip the things you love out of your arms and keep them hostage until you pay them with food?
Here’s a lesson in self-love: Monkeys love themselves so much that they perk up when watching programming featuring monkeys, according to a new study.
Creatively speaking, humankind has put a lot of energy into speculating what could happen when chimps take over the world (there have been — what? — a billion Planet of the Apes movies made by now?), but, as it turns out, it isn't the non-human apes that we should be focusing on, but their rat-faced monkey brethren.…
New anthropological research on human behavior has found that when it comes to sexual selection, females aren't merely passive objects of male competition, but actively seek out multiple partners as an "evolutionary strategy." According to science, we're all sluts. Who wants to heave the first "told ya so"?
It's like I always say: Have a trunk filled with delicious bread products, be prepared for monkeys to break in and eat everything and shit everywhere.
There's been a lot to make fun of today — Ted Cruz, 300 sandwiches, Professor David Gilmour's whole...thing — but it would be a shame if we let the day close without pointing to a dark horse candidate for Funniest Thing We've Seen Today: this local news footage of a baboon getting fresh with a reporter.
Casey Anthony, Disney condos, CSI: Miami, and now this. The state of Florida is apparently under threat from a small army of adaptive, herpes-infected monkeys that wildlife officials are now classifying as a "public health hazard."
As is probably stated somewhere in the theory of infinity, if you give an infinite amount of monkeys an infinite number of old-timey Polaroid cameras, one will eventually take "artistic" blurry photos of historical sites in Moscow which will then be auctioned at Sotheby's for an estimated $75,000 - $100,000.
This past Sunday, a seven-month-old rhesus macaque, wearing a solitary Ugg boot as a jacket, was found wandering an Ikea parking lot in Toronto. It caused quite a stir as you don't see a primate in a baby-sized shearling coat roaming through Grönkulla towel sets and Knutstorp wicker baskets everyday.
Ikea shoppers in Toronto got a bit of a surprise this Sunday when their walk through the Swedish furniture chain's parking chain was interrupted by a small monkey that had gotten loose in the the ramp. And it wasn't just some plain old regular monkey, either — this little primate was decked out in a diaper and a wool…
You know how you have that friend or sibling that can be so annoying and frustrating, but you always find yourself putting up with them anyway? This cat knows exactly how you feel.
Even when, according to a certain cinematic barometer, monkeys supplant people as the world champions of frontal-lobe evolution, you can almost certainly bet that they'll stubbornly insist on maintaining a prehensile grip on the patriarchy. New research shows that male primates whose fathers are strong leaders can…
Is making electronic music so easy that a monkey could do it? I don't know about that, but this group of primates have what we in the biz call the "it factor."
Dude, monkeys are smart. Is anyone keeping a really close eye on them? We make fun of them all the time and dress them up in funny outfits, but it's not funny — they have hands. Cats don't take shit from anyone and this monkey is making this cat look like a big stupidface. Any animal that can make cats look dumb is…
Caretakers at a Louisiana home for retired research chimps are puzzled by a strange turn of events: two female chimpanzees there have become pregnant recently, in spite of the fact that all of the male chimps there have had vasectomies. Nature finds a way.
When filmmaker Todd Bieber traveled to Costa Rica for a vacation with his girlfriend, he was immediately disappointed at the "adventure" suggestions his resort travel guide recommended he visit. Instead, they traveled to Nosara Wildlife Rescue, a place where good people have rescued orphaned or harmed monkeys and…
Scientists have found that a drug developed for cancer treatment also helped monkeys lose a significant amount of weight. And it's only mildly kidney-shredding!
If your idea of a hot hookup is tiptoeing down a basement staircase while the guy you just went for drinks with tells you in an urgent, husky whisper, "Shh, my mom's asleep," you're probably a muriqui, a New World species of matriarchal monkeys where mother-son proximity is the biggest turn on there is.