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Old World Monkeys

Poaching vs culling

I am writing to express my views on how macaque monkeys in Kam Shan Country Park in North Kowloon have been poached. The monkeys are a nuisance to nearby residents, even breaking into their homes to steal food.

Wednesday, 15 April, 2009, 12:00am

Helper visited witch doctor before death

A Filipino domestic helper whose body was found in the sea off Tung Chung told a friend earlier she had been bewitched and had consulted a witch doctor about continuous headaches, an inquest heard yesterday.

Her friend also told the court she noticed a big change in Vicenta Flores after she returned from a trip home to the Philippines in February.

20 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Monkey breeding is big business

Soaring demand from US scientists spurs boom in raising primates

Xie Liping politely turns down a request to visit the core of her primate breeding centre in Nanning, saying the reason is purely technical.

'We must ensure the monkeys are not contaminated by humans,' said Ms Xie, the owner of Guangxi Weimei Bio-Tech Company.

9 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Delhi despairs at running battle with monkeys

New Delhi has all the usual troubles of a big city: pollution, traffic jams, poverty and crime. But it has another problem: monkeys.

Throughout the city, thousands of fearless rhesus monkeys roam, loitering at roadsides, swinging over walls, and hopping through windows in search of food.

Last week, the city's monkey catcher, Nand Lal, resigned.

29 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Monkey business - remember these stories?

Wild in the city

9 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Monkey explosion

In spite of government attempts to educate the public, people are still feeding Hong Kong's wild monkeys, contributing to a population increase

Hong Kong's macaque population is growing rapidly, despite higher fines and more rigorous enforcement of a feeding ban.

9 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Researchers get to the bottom of monkey business

The taste for porn cuts across species. Our close cousins in the animal kingdom, rhesus macaques, will give up their beloved cherry juice for a few more seconds to look at images of their females' hindquarters, according to a team of Duke University neurobiologists.

5 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Vet cuts short wild macaque's visit to Cultural Centre

Tranquillised monkey falls off lighting tower into waiting net

A five-hour hunt for a wild monkey ended yesterday when a veterinarian shot it with a tranquilliser gun in front of more than 100 cheering by-standers in Tsim Sha Tsui.

24 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

Don't mess with monkeys this year

Conservation officials stress people feeding macaques can be fined $10,000

Conservation authorities are urging Hongkongers to stay away from monkeys in country parks ahead of an anticipated Lunar New Year boom in the popularity of Hong Kong's wild macaques.

20 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Macaque attack brings monkey mayhem

Chinese University academics are under siege, victims of a band of intelligent robbers who lurk in the woods near a main road on the campus.

According to an SAR source, a group of thieving macaques have recently moved into the leafy Sha Tin campus and are mugging students and professors making their way back to the hostel after shopping for supper at ParknShop.

22 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

GM monkey revolution

Scientists have created the first genetically modified monkey. They hope the primate will herald a revolution in the understanding and treatment of hitherto incurable human diseases.

13 Jan 2001 - 12:00am

Potentially dangerous monkey not a suitable pet

The Fauna Conservation Department at Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden has followed the case of Chan Yat-biu and his pet rhesus macaque with interest over the last few weeks.

Stories that involve humans and their pets are often emotive and it is easy to lose sight of the 'real issues' in these cases.

15 Jun 2000 - 12:00am

Pet monkey 'happy in new home'

Kam Ying, the pet monkey seized from a 90-year-old street performer, is happily living with other monkeys in an animal centre, officials said. His former owner Chan Yat-biu, however, has fallen sick as he pines for his pet, a legislator said.

31 May 2000 - 12:00am

All-out assault after wild monkey climbs into flat

Dog catchers, a vet and two animal wardens were called out yesterday after decorators found a wild monkey in a Tsuen Wan flat.

The macaque monkey climbed into a vacant eighth-floor apartment living room after decorators had opened the windows.

'The monkey walked straight into the kitchen,' one of the workers said.

2 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

Animals cure sickness with medicinal plants

Chimpanzees eat whole leaves from the plant aspilia, which has powerful anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.

It is also thought aspilia is a stimulant which they eat early in the morning - a chimp equivalent of a cup of coffee! Soothing morning sickness? Some primates may prescribe themselves certain plants to induce labour or even an abortion.

25 Jan 1999 - 12:00am