Chimps, gorillas and so forth... it's the primates thread!

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Chimps, gorillas and so forth... it's the primates thread!

Post by humblebee » Tue Oct 23, 2007 20:49

Did anyone see this in the news? Deputy mayor of Delhi killed by wild monkeys. Insane! I thought I was watching The Day Today or something.

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Post by squirrelboutique » Tue Oct 23, 2007 22:03

This thread and that other thread about bears are breaking my heart. There is a place for talking about animals, a place I created. It's called animal anorak or something. It once had a different name, but one of the other 800 administrators changed it behind my back.

They're total jerks.

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Post by humblebee » Tue Oct 23, 2007 22:12

Oh arse! Sorry.

Can you move them?

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Post by squirrelboutique » Tue Oct 23, 2007 22:16

!

I surely can. And all lightning fast even.

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Post by humblebee » Tue Oct 23, 2007 22:17

Hooray!

So, monkeys. Cool but a bit scary, eh?

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Post by squirrelboutique » Tue Oct 23, 2007 22:22

When I was little and we used to go to the zoo, we were rarely allowed to visit the monkey exhibit because the monkeys liked to spit at people.

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Post by a layer of chips » Wed Oct 24, 2007 08:12

Did anyone else read about that politician - or something - in India who got attacked by a gang of wild monkeys? He died.

I'm eternally ashamed to say I chuckled a bit when i heard about it on the radio.

Well. Not that ashamed.

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Post by a layer of chips » Wed Oct 24, 2007 08:15

I really should read threads properly.

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Post by Huw » Wed Oct 24, 2007 12:35

Its all a bit Wizard Of Oz if you ask me.

If I was evil and was being put to death, but was able to choose my own method of death, I would choose "Death by Monkey". Its the only way to go.
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Post by Pablo » Wed Sep 24, 2008 09:49

One of the old silverbacks at Twycross Zoo died on Sunday, prompting great sadness in monkey world.

According to my mate who took his 18 month old son there on Monday, the remaining gorillas paid tribute in their own special way by performing some 'turns', which included pissing into a bucket before tipping it over their own head and then drinking the remaining contents, and having very aggressive 'romance free' sex.

Those crazy apes
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Post by Jeezy Creezy » Wed Sep 24, 2008 10:01

This big chap was highly impressed by my visit to the Durrell Zoo in Jersey.
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Post by humblebee » Wed Sep 24, 2008 10:12

Hello Jeezy. Long time no post!

I have absolutely no recollection at all of starting this thread. I reckon alien gorillas wiped my memory.

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Post by Jeezy Creezy » Wed Sep 24, 2008 10:26

Don't talk stupid. It's obvious us humans are the alien ones. I point to the occurence of webbed toes as evidnce of our freaky alien DNA manifesting.

I got pics of baby orangutans playing too but they're all fuzzy. Tricksy little buggers that they are. Cute as hell though.
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Post by isabel.albiol » Mon May 11, 2009 16:22

Hey, I thought this would be right place to pick up your brains about Famous Apes and to see if anyone has good quality images on this particular subject.
Basically, I've been collecting pictures for a while of famous apes to produce a series of portraits on pencil (natural history illustration style) which will be called The Great Apes. ("Great Apes" is the common name collectively used to referred to the family Hominidae consisting of chimpanzees, gorillas, humans and orangutans)

So far I've manage to get good images of the following:

Bubbles - Michael Jackson's chimp
Koko - a gorilla who comunicates to her keeper using sing language
Kanzi - a male Bonobo who has been featured in several studies on great ape language because he has shown an advanced linguistic aptitude.
Goma -First gorilla born in captivity in Europe
King Kong - Peter Jackson's film
CocoPops - chocolate cereal mascot
Snowflake - Albino Gorilla from Barclona Zoo
Cheeta - Tarzan's companion
Jambo - A silverback gorilla who stood guard of a five year old boy fell into the Gorilla Enclosure at Jersey Zoo in 1986
Gargantua — acid-scarred gorilla captured in the wild who performed in the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

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Post by linus » Mon May 11, 2009 16:57

I'd love to see Gargantua

there was Guy the Gorilla, he was at London Zoo during the seventies and a nation mourned when he died... well, I did, I had a postcard of him on my wall, I remember looking at it and feeling sad

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Cuddles, Keith Harris' monkey puppet who seemed to have a permanent cold



Morrissey the Consumer Monkey from Vic Reeves' Big Night Out



Mighty Joe Young

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Magilla Gorilla

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Lancelot Link and the Evolution



there are more, I'm sure

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Post by Mr Bear » Mon May 11, 2009 18:04

Clyde from Every Which Way but Loose:

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Post by Uncle Ants » Mon May 11, 2009 18:21

linus wrote:there was Guy the Gorilla, he was at London Zoo during the seventies and a nation mourned when he died... well, I did, I had a postcard of him on my wall, I remember looking at it and feeling sad

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When I was 5 my Dad took me to see Guy at London Zoo. I thought he was even cooler than Captain Scarlet (very cool indeed).

The monkeys at Woburn Abbey once ripped the windscreen wipers off my Dad's car.
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Post by isabel.albiol » Mon May 11, 2009 18:30

linus wrote:I'd love to see Gargantua
Thanks Andy!!! I'm definitely gonna draw some of your suggested apes (I'm loving Lancelot Link!) i just have to find good images.

I'm drawing Gargantua as we speak but here is a photo:
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This is a list of other famous apes I want to draw but unfortunately I'm still trying to find good-enough-resolution pictures:

Bollo - from the mighty boosh
Cornelius - plante of the apes
King Kong - from original the 60's movie
Monkey - from the japanesse 70's series
Charlie - Smoking chimp from a southafrican zoo
Congo - Desmond Morris' painting chimp (his paintings have been recently been auctioned at Sotherby's)

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Post by Uncle Ants » Mon May 11, 2009 21:48

aw look
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It's Guy The Gorilla as a baby.
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Post by linus » Tue May 12, 2009 09:37

isabel.albiol wrote:King Kong - from original the 60's movie
ahem... 30's movie

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