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'Incredibly rare' monkey born at Australian zoo

Oct 04, 2019 - 11:42 PM

Critically-endangered, the animal is only found in China and Vietnam where it is threatened by poachers and loss of habitat from encroaching development

RARE. This handout picture taken on October 2, 2019 and released by Sydney's Taronga Zoo on October 4 shows a newly-born male Francois' Langur, one of the world's rarest monkeys, staying close to his mother at the Taronga Zoo in Sydney. AFP PHOTO / RICK STEVENS / TARONGA ZOO

Video of Japan monkeys walking on electric cables goes viral

Jan 10, 2019 - 11:25 PM

'Look at this! Impossible!' a woman says in the 71-second video clip that has been viewed nearly a million times since it was posted on Twitter on January 7

HOT TUB. This file photo shows Japanese macaques, commonly referred to as "snow" monkeys, taking an open-air hot spring bath, or "onsen", at the Jigokudani (Hell's Valley) Monkey Park in the town of Yamanouchi, Nagano prefecture. Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

India suspends bus driver for letting a monkey 'drive'

Oct 07, 2018 - 3:00 AM

'Passengers' safety is paramount and the driver cannot risk it by allowing a monkey on the steering,' the government's road transport corporation says

NEW DRIVER. An India bus driver allowed a monkey to take the steering wheel, caught in a viral video on October 1, 2018. Screengrab from Animalbuff

This beer-and-food pairing experience in Pasig is not your usual inuman

Jun 02, 2018 - 1:09 PM

'Beer Appreciation 101' by Monkey Eagle Brewery and Privatus Private Dining shows the finer side of most Pinoys' go-to drink

CHEERS. Monkey Eagle Brewery serves various kinds of craft beer. All photos by Martin San Diego/Rappler

U.S. court rules monkey does not own selfie copyright

Apr 25, 2018 - 10:03 PM

In 2015, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a US-based animal rights group, filed a suit on behalf of Naruto the macaque monkey, claiming the photographer had infringed Naruto's copyright since the monkey had taken the picture himself

NARUTO THE MONKEY. The viral selfie taken by a macaque monkey using the smart phone of nature photographer David J. Slater and which became the subject of a complicated copyright lawsuit is displayed at the Museum of Selfies, in Glendale, California.

It's official: monkey doesn't own selfie copyright – US court

Apr 25, 2018 - 12:48 PM

The court rules that Naruto the monkey doesn't own the copyright to his selfie taken in 2011 as the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals claims

FAMOUS PRIMATE. The viral selfie taken by a macaque monkey using the smart phone of nature photographer David J. Slater and which became the subject of a complicated copyright lawsuit is displayed at the Museum of Selfies, in Glendale, California, March 29, 2018. Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP


Even monkeys need a spa day, Japan study finds

Apr 04, 2018 - 8:40 PM

A paper by Kyoto University says that stress levels in the monkeys were about 20 percent lower on average after bathing

SPA TIME. This picture taken on December 10, 2012 shows Japanese macaques, commonly referred to as "snow" monkeys, taking an open-air hot spring bath, or "onsen", at the Jigokudani (Hell's Valley) Monkey Park in the town of Yamanouchi, Nagano prefecture. Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi / AFP

Monkeys use tools to crack nuts, shuck oysters

Mar 21, 2018 - 2:17 PM

Scientists from Britain and Thailand, where the native long-tailed macaque feeds on sea almonds, oil palm nuts and the occasional bivalve, observe the monkeys using stones for two distinct tasks

'RARE SKILL SET.' Wild macaque monkeys have learned to use tools to crack open nuts and even shuck oysters, according to researchers. File photo c/o Wikicommons

Monkey discovery boosts Zika drug quest – study

Sep 12, 2016 - 11:44 PM

While the animal never developed symptoms the brain of its fetus stopped growing – the first time this was observed in a lab animal researchers write in the journal Nature Medicine

ZIKA RESEARCH. Sarah Kohn of the Wisconsin National Primate research Center (WNPRC) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, performs an ultrasound on a pregnant rhesus macaque monkey infected with the Zika virus on June 28, 2016 in Madison, Wisconsin. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

Feed your mind: 8 Twitter accounts to inform and entertain

Aug 03, 2016 - 4:35 PM

Looking for new accounts to liven up your feed? You might want to consider these

Thunder's Adams apologizes for describing Warriors players as 'monkeys'

May 18, 2016 - 2:01 AM

Oklahoma City center Steven Adams apologizes for describing Golden State Warriors players as quick little monkeys which some felt was racially insensitive

BAD CHOICE OF WORDS. Thunder center Steven Adams apologized swiftly for making a racially insensitive statement which sparked outrage on social media. Photo by Jose Fajardo/Pool/EPA

VIRAL: Macaques killed, tied on motorcycles and mocked online

Apr 27, 2016 - 5:27 PM

Netizens express anger and sorrow for the macaques

Philippine eagle fighting for survival after being shot

Feb 24, 2016 - 8:09 PM

Two men are under arrest over the shooting of the endangered bird in Davao City

Aquino's Chinese New Year toast: To a 'strong, resilient, vibrant country'

Feb 08, 2016 - 2:35 PM

Full text of President Aquino s message to the Chinese Filipino community on the celebration of the Lunar New Year 2016 – the Year of the Fire Monkey

YEAR OF THE FIRE MONKEY. President Benigno Aquino III tells the Chinese-Filipino community on Lunar New Year 2016: 'May this event enrich, highlight, and promote the qualities, values, and ideals that make your community a treasured component of our nation.' File photo by Joseph Vidal/Malacañang Photo Bureau)

Love forecast for 2016, Year of the Fire Monkey

Feb 07, 2016 - 3:04 PM

Will you be lucky in love this 2016?

ROMANTIC LUCK. Feng shui experts weigh in on how they think the year will go for everyone in terms of love

Feng shui forecast, tips for 2016, Year of the Fire Monkey

Feb 06, 2016 - 9:07 PM

Find out which areas of your home or office to activate this year to to enhance your luck

YEAR OF THE FIRE MONKEY. The Chinese New Year brings about a new feng shui forecast too. Photo from Shutterstock

China to PH: Let’s be 'flexible, intelligent,' like the monkey

Feb 03, 2016 - 12:09 PM

The new year marks a new beginning I sincerely hope and believe that through our joint efforts we will continue to make new progress and open a new chapter of win win cooperation says Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua

BUSINESS AS USUAL. New Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua speaks to businessmen in Manila on July 1, 2014 during a welcome dinner in his honor. Jay Directo/AFP

What's in store for you this 2016, the Year of the Monkey?

Dec 30, 2015 - 7:14 PM

Feng Shui expert Marites Allen gives us a glimpse at what s to come

Image from Shutterstock

Endangered monkey-eating eagle hatches in the Philippines

Dec 10, 2015 - 2:20 PM

The chick hatched at a conservation center on December 7 is the first in two years and the 26th in 23 years

NEWLY-HATCHED CHICK. Photo from Philippine Eagle Foundation

'No export of monkeys in the next 4 years' – DA official

Sep 10, 2015 - 2:56 PM

Following the Ebola Reston virus infection among monkeys in a facility in the country the agriculture department s Bureau of Animal Industry has stopped the local transport and export of captive monkeys in the Philippines

EBOLA RESTON IN MONKEYS. At least 7,000 Philippine monkeys are currently being tested for the Ebola Reston Virus. File photo of Philippine macaque from WikiCommons

It's a titi! New monkey species found in Peru

Aug 22, 2015 - 7:00 PM

The name titi is informally applied to 30 odd types of monkeys falling under the genus Callicebus all of them indigenous to the South American jungle

TITI MONKEY. An illustration obtained on August 20, 2015 shows a Callicebus urubambensis or Urubamba brown titi monkey.Photo by Stephen D Nash/CI/IUCN SSC Primate Specialist Group/AFP

Paris Hilton berlibur di Bali untuk kedua kalinya

Jan 26, 2015 - 7:20 PM

Di koleksi fotonya Paris banyak menggunakan busana bermotif macan dan gaun biru yang cantik

Arctic Monkeys talk about how far they've come, changes in their music

Aug 20, 2014 - 6:14 PM

Some of the old stuff just doesn t make as much sense anymore to play Or it doesn t fit into the set as well There s nothing we re ashamed of says Arctic Monkeys Matt Helders of their musical evolution

'Picha pie,' crab fat rice at 12 Monkeys

Jul 13, 2014 - 6:26 PM

This new celebrity owned resto bar offers a mix of cleverly updated Filipino food and live entertainment More details on their unique menu and cheeky dishes here

Fast Facts: Helena Zoila Benitez is 100 years old

Jun 27, 2014 - 11:08 AM

In 100 years she has been senator educator founder of the Bayanihan Philippine Dance Company and head of significant UN organizations

YouTube to block artists from paid music service: report

Jun 20, 2014 - 5:50 PM

Some labels haven t agreed to terms for YouTube s new subscription service and that s causing the conflict

Coming soon: a brain implant to restore memory

May 01, 2014 - 5:39 PM

According to experts to restore a human s specific memory scientists would have to know the precise pattern for that memory

IMPLANT. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is forging ahead with a four-year plan to build a sophisticated memory stimulator.

See the looks: Red Carpet at the BRIT Awards 2014

Feb 20, 2014 - 10:07 AM

Lorde One Direction Ellie Goulding and more – see the looks at the British version of the Grammys here

BRITS RED CARPET. Photos by Andrew Cowie/Agence France-Presse

Full list: Winners of the BRIT Awards 2014

Feb 20, 2014 - 7:19 AM

The Sheffield four piece Arctic Monkeys claimed the highest honors becoming the first band to win the coveted best Album and British Group awards for a third time

WINNERS. British indie rock band Arctic Monkeys members (L-R) Jamie Cook, Matt Helders, Alex Turner and Nick O'Malley arrive at The BRIT Awards 2014 at the O2 Arena in London, Britain, 19 February 2014. Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Full list: BRIT Awards nominees 2014

Feb 20, 2014 - 12:29 AM

Britain s version of the Grammys is set to feature performances by Katy Perry Pharrell Williams and Arctic Monkeys

BRITISH SINGLE. Who will take home the top prizes? Screen grab from the BRIT Awards Facebook Page

Endangered Philippine eagle killed by falling branch

Jan 25, 2014 - 2:47 PM

Days of non stop rain caused the huge branch of a tree to fall on Arakan s cage at the Philippine Eagle Foundation s center

RARE BIRD. Arakan lands in his makeshift nest in a cage at the Philippine Eagle Center in Davao City located in this 2004 file photo. File photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

Life and Style wRap: A monkey comes home from space

Dec 14, 2013 - 7:27 PM

A monkey sent by Iran to space makes its way back home – alive

MONKEY TO SPACE. A handout picture released by the Iranian presidency website shows President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad looking at a space monkey during a ceremony to mark Iran's National Day of Space Technology in Tehran. AFP Photo

Iran sends second monkey into space – president

Dec 14, 2013 - 5:56 PM

In its controversial ballistic program Iran says it has seen the safe return to Earth of two monkeys blasted into space in 2013

These monkeys are more famous than most people

Dec 14, 2013 - 10:00 AM

In celebration of Monkey Day we look at the who’s who of the monkey world

Bali in 2 days: Soaking up culture and history

Oct 26, 2013 - 9:49 AM

Bali the island of the gods has a little bit of everything

A FEAST FOR YOUR EYES.  Bali is home to beautiful, ancient architecture and warm people.  All photos by Alvin C. Malasig.

Bowie heads Britain's Mercury Prize shortlist

Sep 12, 2013 - 2:50 PM

Rock icon carries on musical comeback after considerable stint in acting

DARKLY ELEGANT. Back to music, after acting. Photo from the David Bowie Facebook fan page

Eat, dive, love: 4 days in Bali

Aug 15, 2013 - 11:13 AM

Count me in as one of thousands of people from all over the world inspired by Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat Pray Love

MUCH-NEEDED GETAWAY. Inspired by Elizabeth Gilbert's 'Eat Pray Love,' Rachel and husband Carlos Santamaria go on a 4-day trip to Ubud. All photos courtesy of Rachel Alejandro

Brazilian scientists to test AIDS vaccine on monkeys

Aug 06, 2013 - 2:37 PM

The vaccine against HIV was developed and patented by a team from the Medicine Faculty of the University of Sao Paulo

MODERN DAY SCOURGE. The HIV virus. (Photo credit: C. Goldsmith/public domain)

Bieber's pet monkey now 'German'

May 22, 2013 - 3:00 PM

Justin Bieber s pet monkey is now official German property

GERMAN MONKEY. Mally, Bieber's pet monkey has been claimed by Germany. Photo from the 'Justin and Mally Bieber' Facebook page

Social Media wRap: April Fools', Gwiyomi, and more

Apr 08, 2013 - 9:49 AM

This week on social media: pranks nostalgia gay marriage and a monkey

Stop transporting monkeys, PETA urges Air China

Jul 13, 2012 - 6:12 AM

Air China is only of a few major airlines that still transports monkeys from Asia says PETA