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Lion-tailed Monkey Population Study Released

April Truitt November 30, 2010

KARWAR, INDIA - The lion tailed monkey (LTM) or Macaca Silenus, the most endangered species of monkey in the country is now found in large numbers in Sirsi and Honnavar forests of Uttara Kannada. The species is on the decline in the rest of the country, revealed research done by Dr Honnavalli Kumar.

Read more at The Times of India

Monkey Buffet in Thailand Serves Over 4 Tons of Food to Roaming Monkeys

April Truitt November 30, 2010

This past Sunday as most of us were recovering from our feast, monkeys in Thailand were digging into theirs. Once a year, Thailand’s town of Lopburi prepares a monkey buffet. Yes, a buffet for monkeys. This year, CNNGo reports that hundreds of monkeys managed to inhale over four tons of food ranging from fruit to soda.

Lopburi is famous for its long-tailed macaques who roam freely throughout the town. Locals believe that the monkeys bring good fortune, and thus an annual feast is held in their honor. While these monkeys can be treated like royalty, the IUCN reports that in Cambodia and Vietnam, macaques are exported for laboratory research - research that likely doesn’t include an all-you-can-eat buffet.

Read more at CNNGo

Monkey Suit Man is in World’s Top 10 Mayors

April Truitt November 12, 2010

GREAT BRITAIN - A man who first stood for election in a monkey suit has been named one of the world’s top 10 mayors.

Read more at The Daily Mirror

Marmosets visit Jessamine before being moved to Florida

Phil Hertzler October 01, 2010

We were proud to partner with the KY Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources when emergency housing and waystation services were needed for two confiscated marmoset monkeys. Giz and MoMo were imported into the state illegally by a Marion County resident in violation of 301KAR2:082. Acting on a tip, KDFWR Law Enforcement officers obtained a court order and removed the animals from the private residence. It has been illegal since 2005 to import a long list of inherently dangerous animals to the Commonwealth - including ALL non-human primates. Too fragile for KY’s cold winters, the marmosets will be transported to Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary in Gainesville, FL where they will live out their lives in the company of other marmosets.

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