Rare ginger monkey born at London Zoo

A rare baby monkey has entered the world at London Zoo and his appearance may be a surprise to visitors to the attraction. This is because the newborn Francois Langurs primate is covered in bright orange fur, unlike the thick black coat of his parents. Although the...

Activists call for ban on dancing monkeys

Animal rights campaigns in Indonesia have called on the government to ban the use of performing monkeys on the streets of the country's capital. It is believed at least 450 long-tailed macaques are being used for the practice of 'topeng monyet', where the...

Monkey ‘adopts’ pair of kittens

A monkey in the US has taken a pair of two-week-old kittens under her wing as their adoptive mother. Macaque Jaeda, who belongs to Illinois pet shop owner Connie Tibbs, bonded with her new furry friends shortly after they arrived at the location, with their owner...

Monkeys ‘understand how to use money’

Scientists in the US have been able to teach a group of primates how to use money and say the creatures' actions mirror how humans consider basic economics. The team from Yale University, led by psychology professor Laurie Santos, gave a group of capuchin monkeys...