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A harpy eagle attacks death harvests the weak monkey

  • Posted on October 11, 2017 at 8:21 am

At the end of the afternoon I was coming back from the forest with my field assistant, when we heard a noise some 500 metres away from us. We hurried towards it and followed the loud alarm calls. When I was some 20 metres away from it I saw a group of white-bellied spider monkeys (Ateles belzebuth) vocalising agitatedly and close by was another group of red howler monkeys (Alouatta seniculus), also vocalising loudly. I thought that they must be engaged in an agonistic meeting, possibly competing for some food source or other, but, to my utter surprise, I saw, just above them in an emergent tree, a majestic harpy eagle (Harpia Harpyja) holding an old female howler monkey in its claws that it had just attacked.

The howler was still debating occasionally, but was mostly hanging from the tree trunk. The harpy eagle had one foot on its chest and the other supporting itself in the tree. As soon as the harpy eagle saw us, it tried to fly away with the big howler in its claws, but instead, it released the monkey from its grip.

I then collected the howler, which was still alive, but she died on the way back to the field base. As soon as it died, hundreds of nematode worms came out of its body through the natural cavities (mouth, ears, rectum and vagina) and also through the wounds the harpy eagle had inflicted on it. It was also infested by hundreds of fly eggs and larvae (dipterans, or flies), which had spread all over its fur. Interestingly though, the dipterans eggs were carefully laid halfway along each strand of fur, almost in a calculated synchrony.

This apparent health condition, together with the fact that her teeth were heavily worn out and decayed, only one third intact and blackened with age, with three missing and one broken, makes me assume that this older female may well have been sick, weak and consequently more susceptible to attack.

Considering that assemblages of up to three primate species are fairly common in the study area, as are polyspecific choruses, including for instance, spider monkeys, howler monkeys, and squirrel monkeys (Saimiri sciureus), we think that it makes a lot of sense that harpy eagle predation may be more directed towards senile debilitated individuals. All the others would be well aware of predators even before they could see them. More individuals, and more individuals of different species, with different abilities to evade predators, may jeopardize the efforts of the predator to trap them. Adult howlers, specifically, however, may pose a transport problem to harpy eagles because of their large body size.

To know more about the subject, about animal protection and respect, and also about the life of a scientist in the jungle, his discoveries, challenges and even life threats, read: AMAZONIA AND OTHER FORESTS OF BRAZIL, by Janus Publishing, London, found from www.amazon.com.

hangover 2′ Monkey Is Now Addicted To Cigarettes

  • Posted on September 25, 2017 at 9:14 am

Director Todd Phillips has come under fire by animal rights groups for getting the monkey that stars in Hangover 2 addicted to cigarettes.

Todd Phillips has admitted that the monkey, which features in the forthcoming comedy, has become addicted to cigarettes following filming.

Statement from Todd Phillips:

This was a joke. I make comedies.

If you read the story, it doesn’t even make sense. “On the set of her new film, she won’t stop smoking cigarettes”. Umm. Really? Maybe just take them away from her. Or at least take her money away so she can’t buy them any longer.

When you are doing press for a film, it tends to get repetitive, lots of the same questions over and over. Sometimes I like to mix it up with the journalists. Obviously, the monkey in the film NEVER smoked a single cigarette. There are people on set whose sole job is to protect that monkey. Even if I wanted her to smoke it wouldn’t be allowed. By the way, she also appears to do cocaine in the movie, but I guarantee you that she didn’t do that either (I can’t, however, comment on Ken Jeong’s cocaine use in the film).

Sorry for the confusion, but it definitely is a funny headline “PETA pissed after Todd Phillips gets Hangover 2 monkey addicted to cigarettes.” Definitely one for the office wall.

The monkey plays a significant role in the movie. A trailer featuring the primate simulating a sex act was pulled from theaters by the Motion Pictures Association of America earlier this month. (It was re-edited before making a second debut ahead of Scream 4 Friday.)

This isn’t the first time The Hangover’s monkey has come under the spotlight.

The initial trailer for the film, which showed controversial scenes featuring the animal, was pulled by the Motion Picture Association of America after it attracted a host of complaints.

However the monkey has continued to feature heavily in promotional material and trailers for the film, which again stars Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, and Ed Helms.

The movie takes place two years after the first film which was set in Las Vegas, and features the boys throwing a bachelor party for Stu.

Once again, things don’t go to plan and the trio wake up in a Bangkok hotel room with Ed’s character Stu waking up with a tattoo on his face and Stu’s brother-in-law Teddy missing.

During the mission to find Teddy, the trio visit a monastery where Alan gets knocked out by a monk, a girly bar where gun fire breaks out and yet another car chase where the boys trash a sports car.

Galta Monkey Temple – A Holy Ground for Hindus

  • Posted on September 24, 2017 at 2:51 pm

Jaipur, known as the Pink City is a beautiful sight to behold. Stunning hilltop palaces and forts lay like footprints from the rich and royal past. Jaipur was known to be one of India’s first planned cities. Find a treasure trove of goods in open bazaars where if you are brave enough, you may test your bargaining skills. The saris on sale are so beautiful and colourful, that you cannot help but buy one.

Visiting Jaipur there are so many attractions, festivals and things to do. Among the best places to visit while on holiday or if you have a day to spare while on business would be Jantar Mantar a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The battle scarred Old City from which Jaipur derives its moniker is beautiful to behold at sunset when the rays make the city glow with is soft shades of gold and pink.

Travel 2.5 kilometres to the east of the city and find the Temple of the Sun God which is also known as the Galta Monkey Temple. A popular place among the locals for worship, non-believers are also allowed to the temple. However, it is best if you are dressed modestly when going to religious places in India in general. One would also be advised to wear sensible shoes as upon reaching the temple site, you will have to walk through a gorge which is a steady climb to the distance of 200meters.

The biggest possible highlight of visiting the temple is the monkeys that inhabit the surroundings. Very familiar with humans the monkeys wait for visitors to feed them fresh fruit and vegetables. It is not uncommon for them to come right up expecting food. Considered an extremely holy place for Hindus, the Galta Monkey Temple has a complex with holy water which is for bathing, which is considered an act of purifying yourself.

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A Monkey Shower Curtain Is Really A Need To Have For Just A Hip Jungle Built Bathroom

  • Posted on September 20, 2017 at 4:58 pm

No matter whether creating a crafted bathroom for the young children or perhaps you when young at heart and fun loving then you definately can’t go wrong with adorable monkeys along with all their safari good friends. There is certainly a large range of shower curtains accessible showcasing monkeys. You will find classy styles with embroidered monkeys and bananas, together with lovable cartoon monkeys swinging between the vines. One among my favourites is the peek-a-boo monkey shower curtain with a clear viewing panel (perhaps for those who feel a little claustrophobic in the shower). Some styles are very simple with just printed monkey faces, team this with a matching floor rug and you have an instant monkey bathroom.

The safari range I came across is specially lovable because they possess a giraffe lotion pump, monkey soap dish, and an elephant for a toothbrush holder and a lion tumbler. You’ll be able to get monkey shower curtain hooks which will brighten a plain curtain you already have or add the finishing touch to a new curtain. If you want to replace your toilet brush and holder even that is available with a monkey design. Wastebaskets come in a variety of materials (wood and resin) and are monkey or jungle themed too. Bathroom accessories tend to be either plastic or resin and can be decorated or relief. I particularly like the relief resin figures as they add a cute 3D effect to the bathroom really bringing the jungle alive! An excellent useful addition to your monkey bathroom would be a set of cute embroidered towels which come in either white or bright colours to complement your design. To save time trying to find co-ordinating accessories buy from a full range provided by one manufacturer such as the safari or the monkey business range and all the hard work is done for you.

If you look further afield than the bathroom department when shopping you will find monkey and jungle animal curtain tie backs to enhance your bathroom theme. Also a great range of art to decorate the walls, including decals which come in a variety of designs and most are removable. Check with the manufacturer first that they are suitable for wet areas like bathrooms. Please do not neglect your toilet when making over the bathroom – a padded toilet seat cover will add the perfect touch or have you seen the now great range of removable toilet seat tattoos available in round and elongated to suit most toilet seats. Start with your choice of favourite monkey shower curtain and let inspiration, imagination and creativity take you from there.

The Call Of Spring From The Monkey-Puzzle Tree

  • Posted on September 3, 2017 at 1:41 pm

Not even gentle whispers of hidden and dying snow or gurgles of newborn rivulets seeking the sea, nor catkins of pussy-willows nor tang of bared and softened soil, not these alone will make a true March unless with the evening “thief, thief” of newlyarrived robins there comes also the cadence of Hyla the spring peeper. Soon from every pool, from every ditch, from every pond the chorus rises. Woodland bogs with skunk cabbage on their margins, meadow hollows brim full with water that was but lately snow, marshes with the feet of last year’s cattails still in their midst-all echo at evening with these shrill voices.

From the roadside ditches, above the motor’s noise, they make themselves known. At every stop of the train their notes come to the sleeper in the Pullman. And to one who, at home, steps out to draw, lung-full, the air of March there comes a vibrant throb. It is the effect of the peeper voices in great multitudes. How much a part of spring they are! Who has not exulted with the promise that the first peepers bring?

But how many have searched them out where they shrill by their pond or puddle? How many have stood amazed at the littleness of the object from which a voice comes that may carry, in the quiet of evening, for a mile or more? For Hyla crucifer, the spring peeper, in spite of his voice, is no bigger than the first joint of an average thumb! But here we are concerned chiefly with the peeper’s cousin, Hyla regilla, the far western tree frog. Like the peeper the western tree frog announces spring; like the peeper he has a voice all out of proportion to his size; but where the peeper says “pee-eep”, this one in the West says “scratch-it.”

Outside my laboratory window is a monkey-puzzle tree. The monkey-puzzle tree, odd though it is, has very little to do with this story except that beneath it is a heavy mat of English ivy. And in this ivy is the home of a western tree frog. In the far West it is a bit difficult to tell just when spring begins and it is possible that Hyla crucifer, if transferred here, might misjudge it altogether and announce spring when the rains begin in December, that being the only thing comparable to March in the east. But Hyla regilla is not deluded.

Spring begins at the end of January when alders bloom just as blooming alders in March announce spring to peepers three thousand miles away. So it came about that as January was running into February and the alder catkins in the canyons were shaking their pollen into the wind, there arose outside my window beneath the monkey-puzzle tree in the ivy vine, one cloudy day, a loud voice that said, “scratch-it, scratch-it.” I knew that Hyla knew that spring had come.

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Monkeys Have Strong Abs And You Can Too! Just Hang Out…

  • Posted on August 22, 2017 at 10:26 am

During my recent trip to Costa Rica I got to go super zen and view nature from an un-American viewpoint. One thing you have to see when you are in Costa rica is the many packs of monkeys that inhabit the region. Swinging to and fro, throwing poo at each other, and occasionally getting in to your car and stealing whatever they can get their hands on is a common occurrence. Did you ever think about how they are able to swing all over the damn place all day and not get tired? Of course it is easy to say, “Well, they are monkeys.” but they don’t just pop out of their mom and start gathering bananas. (Can’t officially verify that.)
After oooooing, awwwwing, and then chasing those damn monkeys for stealing my Alanis Morissette cd’s, I finally decided in order to have a chance at getting even, I must “train like a monkey”. So here is an excellent exercise to get a full ab workout and all you have to do is “hang out”.
Hanging Knee Raises
This is an extremely tough exercise that lets you work out your lower abs and your serratus muscles.
1. Grab a pull up bar, palms out, with your arms should width apart
2. Slowly lift your knees towards your chest making sure you are squeezing your abs the whole time – keep your feet off the ground for the whole exercise.
3. Rinse and repeat to exhaustion
That’s it. A ridiculous ab workout. If you really want to target those serratus muscles, alternate lifting your legs to each side.
NOTE: It is almost a given that your wrists will give out before you abs will. In that case hang some straps from the pull up bar and slip your arms through just past your elbow. After your arms are through, the straps can help you work out your abs to exhaustion.
Got a good ab exercise you want to let the world know about? Anyone see my Alanis cd’s? Let us know in the comments.
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Runescape Dungeon Monkey Guide – Ape Atoll Temple

  • Posted on July 20, 2017 at 2:12 pm

Were you aware that there exists a dungeon beneath the temple for the atoll of monkey? This dungeon is used for just two quests, Monkey Madness and disaster. Currently, the dungeon just isn’t significant, as there is a locked door that blocks the passage on the west with Runescape Gold in the game. See a Temple in Ape Atoll and enter the door. You need to turned into a monkey utilizing your grill Monkey Madness Monkey like you do not take damage from your guards monkey.

If you’re a man, I suggest using Protect from Melee that you won’t take damage, then there is always a monkey Alter inside the temple in which you pray less if you’re short on prayer. This can be utilized in Monkey Madness Quest hanging around and get Runescape Gold if you need to do the amulet. In addition, it isn’t used for anything else. No this is simply not the way in which from the dungeon can be a crack that one could squeeze by which leads one to another room. Remember to be a spook monkey (like photo) nevertheless there is lava on to the ground you should cross.

Discover by means of zombie monkey when crossing this, you’ll really hurt. There is a rock during the room that you employ when occur in order to cook the meal of the king. This piece doesn’t have other door is inaccessible purpose. There if you stick to the passage down. Currently, it’s no known purpose but you never know? Later it may be used in a brand new series of Monkey Madness! It’s possible to see precisely what is good inside the other room.

Nothing really from Zombies monkey, but if you appear closely you might visit a monkey skull. Returning to the top of the tower where you enter and you should go to a rope-climbing. Go up and you need to return to their office in which you started – inside the Dungeon Temple. Brimhaven can be a large cavern beneath the tropical city of Brimhaven with Runescape Gold Instant Delivery in the game, which can be found about the island of Karamja. You can find many monsters inside, it’s commended that you just bring armor and food together with you when training.

Armor – Initiate, proselytizing or Monk Robes because this armor provides a bonus of prayer and it is not very valuable. Anti Dragonfire Potion – used with the Dragonfire shield, optional, but a good choice for low levels. You now paid the doorway fee Saniboch, you are able to walk from the Dungeon with rs gold and weapons hanging around. Anti Dragonfire Potion – used in combination with the Dragonfire shield, optional, but ideal for low levels.905gp – 30gp for the boat ride and 875gp to enter in the dungeon. You may need more if you take a chartered vessel.

Crocs Shoes, Naughty Monkey Shoes, All Kinds Of Women Shoes

  • Posted on June 24, 2017 at 2:28 pm

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Crocs shoes are perfect for work, as people in the medical or nursing field have made Crocs shoes a popular choice. Crocs shoes have a large following. Nurses, who may have been the inspiration for calling them Crocs nursing shoes, doctors, gardeners, chefs and sailors are faithful to Crocs because of their legendary comfort status. However, they are not only perfect for standing around all day making a fashion statement, but also can create conversation while identifying you (the lady with the yellow Clogs!). Socks are optional, but comfort and style are a definitely plus and Crocs shoes will make people’s eyes drop to your feet! Crocs shoes are also great for play at the beach, on your boat or in the garden.

If casual comfort is more your style, check out our fun collection of Sugar shoes, including chic boots, flats and flip flops. Sugar shoes seems to have a knack for designing casual woman’s footwear with a unique look and feel. Utilizing a vast array of styles and materials, Sugar shoes goes on to create shoes that are as individual in their appearance, as well as, taste. From the famous Sugar Floatie flip flop to the Graphic Boot, Sugar shoes has got you covered!

Exciting, sexy, affordable and comfortable, Naughty Monkey shoes is here to revolutionize your look and your shoe closet. Naughty Monkey takes fashion trends and outstandingly combines them into one shoe: a unique blend of materials and styles to create the perfect footwear. Sensitivity to the environment raised the question: High heels or high potassium content? Well, the potassium idea did not go too far, but an extensive collection of vegetarian shoes was born. Who says you can’t be Naughty and still be fashion forward? The Monkey is the house; Naughty Monkey is in the whatapair.com house!

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Choose from a variety of colors, materials and styles to find the right look for you. Whether you prefer the informal looks (metallic colors, pastels, plaid) or a more sophisticated look (soft leather, patent leather, low cuts or a slight heel), ballet flat shoes are versatile, chic and very, very sexy. From printed canvas to ballerina flats with animal prints, from casual to dressy and everything in between, WhataPair.com will grant every shoe fetish need you stumble upon.

Dave the Funky Shoulder Monkey – The Most Popular Toy This Christmas

  • Posted on June 8, 2017 at 4:20 pm

Dave the Funky Shoulder Monkey is quite simply a toy monkey that sits on your shoulder, but there is far more to this new electronic ape than meets the eye. Many toy stores have been searching for the next toy craze. Last year it was Zhu Zhu Pets that took the world by storm, this year it looks like a cute little black and white monkey called Dave is going to be the next huge hit. Read on to find out what sets Dave the Funky Shoulder Monkey apart from the huge array of children’s toys on the market this Christmas and why he will be in such demand.

A team of toy developers in the UK invented this cuddly robot monkey; little did they know at the time how popular he would turn out to be! He has already been named by major toy retailers in the UK, Toys R Us and Hamleys, as one of the top sellers this Christmas and there has also been significant interest from Toys R Us in the United States.

The Dave the Funky Shoulder Monkey design is based on a real-life Capuchin monkey and he can be attached to clothing by means of a shoulder strap so he is able to perch jauntily on your shoulder without falling off. His movements, sounds and mannerisms are operated using a small cordless remote control that can easily be concealed in the hand or in your pocket. Thanks to some clever and sophisticated micro-robotics, this cheeky monkey can display a realistic range of sounds and behaviours just like a real monkey and this is what makes him stand out from many of the other robot pet toys on the market.

Dave the Funky Shoulder Monkey has several different modes accessed using various buttons on the simple to operate remote control, including Conversation Mode, Greeting Mode, Puppet Mode and Action Mode. Each mode offers a different range of characteristics and behaviours – he can laugh, cry, burp, fart, wave and even, being a monkey, scratch himself. This makes him the centre of attention, who can resist the sight of an unusual monkey sat on someone’s shoulder waving and farting! His realistic sounds and movements are a source of fascination and hilarity for children and adults alike and this is why Dave the Cheeky Monkey will be the number one toy this Christmas.

This interactive monkey toy has become so sought after that the manufacturers have had to open another factory in an attempt to keep up with demand from toy stores. Make sure you buy Dave the Funky Shoulder Monkey early to avoid disappointment!

Astonishing Chimpanzees Monkey Crib Sets For Your Baby Boy’s Room

  • Posted on June 1, 2017 at 3:37 pm

Monkey baby bedding brings to light two completely un-identical response from persons totally devoted to actually troublesome task decorating their son’s nursery. While some parents really love the idea of a monkey-themed room, some are more than a little hesitant about garish cartoon imagery that might not complement the decor in the rest of the home.

Both sides may have prejudices about monkey bedding because they do not understand how many various styles employ this motif. If you’d like your little one to be surrounded by charming drawings of monkeys, you’ll find that many such prints are available. Even those whose tastes lean more towards the sophisticated and traditional will find that the modern monkey bedding caters to their sense of style as well.

Baby boy bedding comes in many monkey designs that will match almost any nursery. One of a large number of tasteful prints offered in rich, sophisticated shades of reds and browns and depicting chimpanzees and capuchins at play, might interest decorators seeking a more modern look.

Depictions of monkeys are also employed in bedding themed with safaris and jungles, this has grown popular of late. Monkeys are often found in zoo prints, since most young children generally recognize them. No matter if you are thinking about making a cheerful, happy nursery or a quieter nursery, cost is sure to be on your mind as you shop.

Crib bedding can match any nursery styles and can match any budget. The costs of small linens vary hugely, from less than $100.00 ,for simple collections, to several thousands, for the elite. Many might find the idea of spending huge amounts of money on baby bedding unacceptable, but they should remember that there are people actually doing that.

A variety of quality crib sets are available on the market to cost-conscious decorators, making it possible to design an attractive space while staying within budget. There are bedding sets that put together compatible monkey designs so that they can be purchased together with coordinating accessories for a very lovely nursery at an affordable price.