Monkeys help out at Japanese restaurant

Restaurant-goers dining at an eatery in Japan may be surprised to see some unusual waiters serving them at the establishment – a pair of monkeys. The two macaques, named Yatchan and Fukuchan, are trained family pets who have been allowed to help out in the bar,...

Teen fined for scaring monkeys

A teenager who broke into a monkey enclosure at a zoo and scared the primates into hiding had been fined. Bryce Samuel Boothby, aged 19, gained entry to Alma Park Zoo in Brisbane, Australia with two friends on three occasions earlier this year, the Courier Mail...
Cartridge Monkey’s Big Brother

Cartridge Monkey’s Big Brother

Jezebel.com has reported that the Dutch installation artist, Florentijn Hofman, has created a giant sculpture of a monkey in Sao Paolo, Brazil.
The giant installation is called Macaco Gordo in Portuguese, which translates as The Fat Monkey. But the Fat Monkey is not just like CartridgeMonkey after too many bananas. He is 45 feet long and is constructed entirely out of 10,000 pairs of brightly coloured flip flops.

Monkeys trained to operate virtual arm

A pair of monkeys have learned to control a virtual arm using only their brainwaves, in developments scientists hope will be able to benefit severely paralysed people. The two rhesus primates at the Duke University Centre for Neuroengineering in North Carolina were...