Thursday, April 7, 2016

Monkey in Snowsuit and his Animal Friends

Fedor the monkey heads out in his snowsuit to check on his friends, the chicken and the goat. Link to YouTube Via BoingBoing

5 comments:

Bob said...

Very interesting. Fascinating creatures.

Patricia Wafer said...
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Patricia Wafer said...

Looks like an ideal pet for someone who enjoys chasing a 3 year old toddler around all day. But the monkey is probably more obedient. He looks alot like your Gibraltar monkey. It is interesting how the primates are so fascinated with other animals. My sister-in-law once boarded her horses at a farm with a huge pet sheep named Rover. From the day the horses came there he decided they were his horses and would try to kill anyone who went near them. He very nearly got me once.

Janet Oliver said...

I love this. That is all.

Warren JB said...

Poor thing, trussed up like that. Looks like it can't even use it's forelimbs for anything, let alone getting about.

@ Patricia: problem is they're not ideal pets, under most if not all circumstances. The video is an entertaining few seconds, but doesn't give much of an idea of the full responsibilities and ramifications. A browse of the following links from the Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre quickly give some idea as to why the trade and smuggling of monkeys as pets isn't so great for the monkey or the keeper. (You're right that the monkey in the video looks like the Gibraltar monkey. They're both macaques, members of the widespread Macaca genus - the latter a barbary macaque Macaca sylvanus - and that group's mentioned under the Taiwan and Thailand sections of the second link)

http://www.monkeyworld.org/welfare-4-wildlife
http://www.monkeyworld.org/rescue-information