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New species of monkey identified in Congo

Cercopithecus lomamiensis, the Lesula, is described by researchers as shy and quiet. It lives on the ground and in trees. Photo: AFP

A new species of monkey has been identified in Africa, only the second time in 28 years such a discovery has been made on the continent.

The finding in the Democratic Republic of Congo is significant, as identification of mammals new to science is rare.

Saturday, 15 September, 2012, 3:21am

Papinee brings a whimsical world of animals to Elements

Model and celebrity mum Qiqi Yam (pictured) was at Elements celebrating the arrival of Papinee last Thursday. Papinee - a 'lifestyle' global brand for children and adults that includes decor, 'whimsical furnishing and magnificent accessories' - transformed the shopping mall into a fantasy world.

16 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

HK B-Boy crown goes to Monkey J

For the second consecutive year, B-Boy Monkey J took the crown at the Red Bull BC One Hong Kong breakdancing competition last Saturday. Monkey J now moves on to the Asia finals in New Zealand this September.

7 Jul 2012 - 12:00am


Government has dreadful track record

What's happened to this government? After a promising few years, it seems there has been a strange phenomena affecting the minds of many key officials for the last six months or so.

More than HK$100 million is being paid to banks just to distribute handouts.

18 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Closer monitoring of road could help curb illegal feeding of wild monkeys

Section 6 of the MacLehose Trail runs through Kam Shan and Shing Mun country parks. It is known for its beautiful scenery and large population of wild monkeys.

Following problems when people were injured by aggressive monkeys, a report was issued that found such problems were related to the animals being fed.

18 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Moving story

Even though the Year of the Rabbit is not one of the 'travelling years' - unlike those of the tiger, snake, monkey and pig - it does not necessarily mean it will be a bad year in which to travel, move or migrate.

1 May 2011 - 12:00am

Breaking to the top

Mind Dance Studio in Kwun Tong sports a wide range of hip hop gear, from turntables to an old-school ghetto blaster. For many, the 1,700 sq ft area is a reflection of themselves: dedicated to funky beats and rhyming vocals. These hip hop fans love their music, and can't help but dance when they hear it.

13 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

BOOK (1942)

Monkey by Wu Ch'eng-en (translated by Arthur Waley) Penguin Classics

30 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Monkey King

Until Jan 30, 7.30pm (also 2pm, Jan 29-30), Cultural Centre

Journey to the West may be one of the best-known stories in Asia, but it's also one that many people largely know nothing about.

'Something to do with a journey to the West,' is often given as an explanation, which is quite understandable, given the complexity and length of the original opus.

27 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Monkey business

MOST quest stories end with the heroes achieving their goals. But that is not the case with the Buddhist monk Tripitaka and his three disciples, according to a new production of the Chinese fantasy classic Journey to the West.

8 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Frank Chan Loh

Writers from China's diaspora

On a scorching autumn day in the Sydney suburb of Earlwood, Frank Chan Loh shows off the city view from his garden: masts, towers and skyscrapers quiver in the distance. With its heavily laden lemon tree and hummingbirds flitting at the periphery, his garden rivals

the skyline.

3 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Monkey outsmarts captors

It sounds like the plot of a B-grade comedy, but conservation officers were yesterday forced into an hour-long stakeout involving an elusive monkey with only one good arm.

The rhesus monkey appeared at Po Leung Kuk Tong Nai Kan College in Mei Foo early yesterday morning.

18 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Rogue monkey pesters kindergarten

Teachers are worried the primate will turn on children

Park rangers are trying to trap a monkey that is pestering children and teachers in a rural Sai Kung kindergarten.

The male monkey has been scavenging for food at the Leapfrog Playgroup in Sai Kung Country Park and on one occasion ran across the school roof as children played outside.

6 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

Runaway monkey and broken TV add up to lawsuit

A fleeing monkey, a posse of animal catchers and a broken plasma-screen television have landed the government with a lawsuit.

A textile company owner is seeking $32,850 for damage to the flat-screen television - caused, she claims, during the pursuit of the frightened monkey by staff from the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD).

1 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

Taking liberties in the Year of the Monkey

It's the Year of the Monkey and a group of about 20 wild macaques were obviously taking advantage of the goodwill of superstitious New Territories' villagers when they ran amok in Hong Fan Liu Tsuen, in Sha Tin, on Monday.

14 Feb 2004 - 12:00am