Four men have been arrested from Uttar Pradesh in connection with a video showing a group poking a monkey with sticks before pinning it down from behind while another pours black paint on it. A rope, seemingly keeping the monkey trapped, was then removed, allowing the monkey to escape. The arrests were made after local forest department officials filed FIR.
A recently posted video shows how innovative can monkeys get in times of need. The captivating short clip shared by IFS officer Susanta Nanda on Twitter features a monkey who could be seen devising a unique method to jump from a tree to a nearby building using laws of physics. The video shots amid the picturesque background of hills is now doing rounds on the internet.
The eight-second clip starts by showing a monkey climbing onto a tree which is a bit far from a building. However, the intelligent monkey who is keen on jumping onto the building devises a unique method using laws of physics. Further in the clip, the little animal is seen moving the tree to and fro so as to create momentum for its jump, The video finally ends by showing him spring successfully to the building.
Nanda in the caption joked that it was the “best weekend innovating weekend exercise” which could only be tried under the supervision of a monkey. Since sharing the clip has been viewed over 9.2 thousand times and received over 1.3 thousand likes. While many have argued that monkeys are highly evolved species, others have simply been left amused.
One user wrote, “What a Technique of reaching the target?? In this High – Tech Era even Monkeys have grown High -Tech.” another wrote, “Scholars claims that monkeys have already entered their stone age. Probably they will be the Bosses 5000 years from now. Yet another comment read, “Have to search google for the availability of supervisor/trainer”.
We think animals dont think strategies and are innocent. But monkeys are highly evolved, they adjust to thier environments and learn to observe us humans and survive… after all once upon a time they were our ancestors.
— Anitha Nithin (@nithin_anitha) July 18, 2020
Waaahh!!! Wat a Technique of reaching the target?? In this High – Tech Era even Monkeys have grown High -Tech. We should learn from this Ape how to set the target & how to jump..
— Dr Jayashree (@DrJayashree4) July 18, 2020
Scholars claims that monkeys have already entered their stone age. Probably they will be the Bosses 5000 years from now
— Pawan Kamboj IRS (@PawanKambojIRS) July 18, 2020
Definitely this monkey has studied kinematics from HC Verma text books..
— Vakya Gathan (@VakyaG) July 18, 2020
I guess the game of “pole vault” was inspired from them😅
— Soumesh Dash (@Infinity_my_aim) July 18, 2020
And we think all intelligence is only human centric!
— Meera Tiwari (@M42843454) July 18, 2020
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EMMERDALE’s Anna Nightingale has a mnemonic, a phrase that helps her remember what never to leave the house without. What she doesn’t have after becoming a mum is as much opportunity for sex as before.
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What scares you?
Plug holes. I haven’t liked them since I saw a giant spider coming out of one when I was a child.
What is your favourite word?
A good one for right now is “tranquillity”. Everyone is looking for it, and I love how it sounds.
What positives will come out of lockdown?
Lockdown has levelled out the playing field for everyone. We all feel we are in this together. We lead very busy lives and it’s given everyone the time to feel a bit more and to be more compassionate, whether that is in your own home or whether you hear about things happening to someone else.
Which public figure do you most admire?
The late Victoria Wood. There were a lot of male comedians doing a lot of sexist, racist comedy and she was so brave. She stuck two fingers up and said: “I am going to be me”.
What possession would you rescue from a burning building?
My camera. It was the first thing I ever bought with my pay packet when I left drama school.
What’s your biggest regret?
Spending days and weeks worrying about things that didn’t need to be worried about, because in hindsight, nothing is as bad as it seems to be and your energy is far better spent in other areas.
What song would you have played at your funeral?
It sounds a bit cliché, but My Way by Frank Sinatra. I love the original song and he is an absolute legend. It’s inspiring while you are here, too, as it makes you think about your legacy and what you want to leave behind.
Do you have a party trick?
I have double-jointed toes!
Tea or coffee?
Tea. I can’t do coffee. I’m an energetic person and coffee sends me loopy! I have to buy tea wherever I go. I went to Cape Verde last year so I bought tea! I’ve got an entire tea cupboard.
How often do you have sex?
A lot less since having my daughter, Autumn. She’s three.
What has been your greatest achievement?
Autumn is the best thing ever. Aside from her, my great achievement is being at peace with everything I’ve done and being ambitious enough to get to where I want to be.
What do you think happens when we die?
We all move on, but our souls are around. They live on in people who were close to us.
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What do you never leave the house without?
I’ve got a saying: “Funky Monkey”, which means phone, money and keys. As long as I have those, I’m good to go!
Most famous person on your phone?
I stay in touch with a lot of people I went to school with via social media, and someone doing incredibly well is Lashana Lynch, who is in the new James Bond film.
This is the amusing moment a monkey slipped on the wet surface of a bridge after taking off with the handful of peanuts it took from a tourist.
The greedy primate was being fed the snacks by visitors to the park in Phuket province, southern Thailand on July 18.
In the video, the naughty monkey tried to take everything it could including the peanuts on the tourist’s hands.
It then scampered away with the treats but fell on its bottom when he reached the wet part of the bridge.
The primate quickly picked itself up continued its way down the bridge to join its other monkey friends.
Khun Zide, who recorded her friend Anne feeding the wild animals, said: “The monkey was not being careful, but he does not look like he was hurt. I think falling is a part of monkey life.”
In a disturbing video that has been doing the rounds on social media, a monkey was seen being repeatedly tortured by a group of men in Uttar Pradesh’s Pilibhit.
In a 2-minute video, several men were seen poking the monkey with sticks as one of them pins it to the ground from behind.
Another walks up to the monkey and covers it in a black liquid before allowing it to escape.
According to the Uttar Pradesh police, four people have been arrested in connection with the incident and fined Rs 60,000 after a complaint by local forest department officials.
Last month, a video from Telangana’s Khammam district emerged on social media where a monkey that entered a home in search of food was killed after being beaten, hung from a tree, and forced to fight for its life against dogs.
Eeb Allay Ooo! was screened at the latest edition of Indian Express Film Club. (Photo: NaMaProductions/YouTube)
The digital edition of the Indian Express Film Club, held recently, was flooded with poignant questions after the screening of Eeb Allay Ooo!, the directorial debut of filmmaker Prateek Vats. The 90-minute film deals with the life of a young migrant who lives in Delhi and lands the job of a contractual labourer — entrusted with scaring away monkeys from the many public buildings. The film has received universal critical acclaim and was chosen to be screened at Panorama section of the Berlin International Film Festival and also at the Mumbai Film Festival. “It’s all monkey business. Eeb Allay Ooo! imaginatively melds fact and fiction, laughter and anger, to examine how some of us are more equal than others, and how the gatekeepers are sometimes as oppressed by the system as the ones they want to keep out,” shared Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta.
Post the digital screening of the film, Prateek Vats (Director) and Shwetaabh Singh (Producer) were present for an online discussion and also fielded questions from the audience. The discussion picked up the themes of urban migration, and how society seldom acknowledges people on the margins, those who make urban spaces tick and run like clockwork.
Post the digital screening of Eeb Allay Ooo!, Prateek Vats and Shwetaabh Singh were present for an online discussion.
Eeb Allay Ooo! has many scenes with monkeys as they jump around in Lutyen’s Delhi. “It was a very tough film to shoot, we wrapped it up in about 50 days. We were shooting at the nerve centre of the Capital, and yes there were monkeys involved, the architecture of all these massive buildings, and all the forces from paramilitary to CISF and BSF. And when we had all the permissions someone would come and be like ‘what are you doing here’?” shared Vats. “The most difficult part must have been to get shots of the monkeys. How did you manage to do that?” asked Alokananda. “Patience, lots of patience. But with a film like this that’s the first thing you imagine — how do we go about it? But we managed,” answered Vats.
For Mahendran, from Trichy, the film was a major dose of nostalgia and a past experience coming alive. “I had worked in Delhi in the 1980s, and have seen monkeys roaming around. I also enjoyed the character of the typical sarkari babu, who enjoys practising his own routine,” he added.
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When Jeffery and Christine Smith were shown the David B, an ancient Bristol Bay tug, known as a monkey boat, it appeared that every cormorant in Washington State had been pooping on it for decades. The young couple were dreaming of buying and refurbishing a boat into a small cruise ship. Christine looked at the rotting 65-foot relic, then at her husband, and felt a tightening in her stomach when it became obvious Jeffery was smitten.
“We were looking for a boat with a really cool history,” Jeffery said over the phone this June, 17 years later, as he and Christine were taking a break from readying the David B to journey from their home in Bellingham to Southeast Alaska. “I knew right away that it was the David B.”
The David B was in such sorry shape that had the Smiths not purchased the boat it would likely have soon been scrapped and burnt. Despite the daunting process of resurrecting the David B, Christine quickly fell in love with the old boat. The couple learned it had been built in 1929 at a shipyard on Lake Washington for the Libby, McNeil and Libby Company. Among other things, that company owned a cannery in Bristol Bay. The boat was named after David W. Branch, the general manager of the company’s salmon operation. The David B then motored to the company’s cannery at Ekuk on the Nushagak River in Bristol Bay.
By law at the time, Bristol Bay fishermen were not allowed to use powerboats. Instead, they used 30-foot long double-ender sailboats owned by different canneries. This rule, lasting from 1929 to 1951, was largely upheld at the behest of the canneries, which owned the fleet of sailing boats. Power boats would have offered fishermen more independence from the canneries. There was a loophole in the law, though, and that’s where the David B came in. The David B, along with other monkey boats, also owned by canneries, were allowed to haul the sailboats, in a string of 10 to 15, to and from fishing grounds.
Around 2001, when Tim Troll, now Executive Director of the Bristol Bay Heritage Land Trust, was living in Dillingham, he found a double-ender sailboat rotting in the weeds near the Peter Pan Cannery. The cannery was about to turn 100 years old and Troll, fascinated by the history of Bristol Bay’s sailboat fishery, began a multi-year project that’s resulted in the publication of the book “Sailing for Salmon: The Early Years of Commercial Fishing in Alaska’s Bristol Bay.”
“What I wanted to do was collect colorful quotes about what it was like to be on those boats,” Troll said.
The book includes a collection of vintage photos depicting hardened and incredibly skilled fishermen, often described as “iron men in wooden boats.” Like today, Bristol Bay’s fishery was thriving, amounting to around 40% of the salmon caught in Alaska. Fishermen, normally working in pairs, pulled in nets by hand, while expertly managing sailboats through nuanced and sometimes dangerous conditions. Most fishermen were Scandinavian and Italian; canneries would encourage the pitting of the two ethnic groups against each other. Natives weren’t allowed in the fishery until World War II when many men left to fight in the war, and canneries were suddenly faced with a shortage of fishermen.Unsurprisingly, when the law changed in 1951 to allow motorboats in the fishery, the Bristol Bay sailboat became obsolete.
Troll, along with others, is currently finishing up refurbishing an old double-ender Bristol Bay sailboat. Their plan is to sail it from Homer to Bristol Bay next year, if the pandemic is under control, which marks the 70th anniversary since motorboats took over the fishery. Troll estimates the journey will take two weeks and plans on visiting the different communities along the way.
The end of the sailboat fishery also meant the end of monkey boats. In 1951, the David B was hauled ashore near the cannery in Ekuk along with two other monkey boats. At a certain point all three boats were scheduled to be burnt. The story goes that the owner of the cannery liked the David B, so it was spared while the other two boats were destroyed. The David B sat derelict until the end of the 1981 fishing season, when a young fisherwoman bought it from the cannery. She patched up the boat and sent it on a barge to a Seattle, where she lived on it for a few years until she started a family. Again, the David B was left derelict until Jeffery and Christine came along in 2003.
“It almost died so many times,” Jeffery said.
For eight years, Jeffery and Christine worked tirelessly bringing the David B back to life. Both worked full-time jobs during most of this time. Family and friends helped.
The end result was more than a success; you can feel all the work and love that Jeffery and Christine have poured into the boat. There’s something more about the David B that’s hard to put your finger on at first.
For many people, Jeffery admits, the David B has become something “like a secret cult.” Perhaps it’s because the boat is still powered by its original Washington Iron Works three-cylinder diesel engine and, when its motoring, it’s easy to get lost in wonder of its history. When you walk the deck and explore its insides, you’re left with the feeling the boat is a sentient thing. At anchorage, you can almost convince yourself the David B is whispering stories of all the people, places and things it has experienced during its nearly 100 years of life.
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THE shooting of a five-month old vervet monkey has incensed the animal rescue organisation, Monkey Helpline.
Chairperson of the organisation, Steve Smit said the monkey had to be euthanised after it was shot with a pellet gun in Glenwood.
The pellet pierced her back snapping her spinal cord between her shoulder blades.
“It’s another sad day for monkeys,” he said.
Smit said the organisation had responded to three incidents this week of monkeys being shot with pellet guns.
“The one died shortly after we rescued her, the other two were both paralysed from damage to their spines and were gently euthanised at the vet,” said Smit.
Commenting on monkey shootings in other parts of the city, Smit said an eight-month old monkey was also shot into her abdomen, in Ardresson Road, Redhill.
What’s more the female monkey was mauled by dogs, dying shortly after the rescue.
In the same week a four-year-old young adult male was rescued in Hooper Drive Crestholme.
This time the monkey was shot into his spine leaving him paralysed.
Smit said the monkey was left having to drag his lower body. He was euthanised after x-rays confirmed his injury.
Monkey Rescue is appealing for anyone with information to come forward. Last month, resident Greg Albert raised a R6 000 reward for information after he found a monkey in Morningside that had been shot twice.
The monkey died shortly after being rescued. Smit said no arrests have been made.
The killing and torture of animals is a criminal offence under the Animal Protection Act and can carry a prison sentence of two years.
“If we can be more tolerant, more willing to try out humane, non-lethal ways of overcoming the problems associated with the presence of vervets around our homes, gardens or croplands, then we can progress towards a more compassionate world,” said Smit.
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After nearly a year and a half of planning, designing, redesigning and constructing, the Malted Monkey is finally open to patrons on the Bagnell Dam Strip.
After nearly a year and a half of planning, designing, redesigning and constructing, the Malted Monkey is finally open to patrons on the Bagnell Dam Strip. And to anyone who’s driven down the Strip anytime in the last couple months, they know it’s hard to miss. With pastel green, blue and orange framework and a massive, sunglasses-wearing Monkey front and center, it’s safe to say the Malted Monkey is sure to get a lot of attention.
Owner George Tucker says the team behind the project worked hard to come up with a design that would bring something unique to the lake. The on-site work for the course began in August 2019. Tucker says the course had to get a variance approved by the city, as it sits at 55-feet tall.
Tucker says the appeal of the course and restaurant is meant to be interesting for both kids and adults. He envisioned a scenario where the parents could sit outside the restaurant, enjoy a meal and still be able to watch their kid play along the course. With the open design of the structure, he says it allows for the best of both worlds.
“I wanted to come up with something that appealed to kids, adults, everybody that wasn’t another bar. I think there’s enough of that around here now on the Strip,” Tucker said.
The current iteration of the Malted Monkey is actually the third concept that Tucker and his team worked with. He says the original concept was a drop-tower ride for eight people with a restaurant attached. He says that design couldn’t work with the area available to build on. The next concept Tucker says was a container park, but the engineering challenges of the idea were too demanding. Finally, the idea came up for a rope course, which snowballed into the final product seen today.
Some of the features currently seen on the Malted Monkey course include a zip line that swings out over the Strip and a giant drop that is one of the exit points along the course. Tucker says that buying access to the course gives you unlimited access while you’re there. He says they will even allow kids to leave the course and jump back in if they need water or a bathroom break. If you do the free jump, however, your run is over.
Keeping the course clean is a top priority for Tucker, especially during the pandemic. He says that course staff have been trained to clean the ropes and all parts of the course constantly. He says the open environment of the course also helps to keep things safe.
The course itself is only half of the experience. The Malted Monkey also houses a restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating. Items on the menu include milkshakes, burgers, hotdogs and even adult beverages for parents. With much experience in the restaurant industry, Tucker says that it felt natural to add this element to the otherwise brand-new experience of the rope course.
“Parents can come, have a beer and a burger while watching their kid have fun. It’s a unique experience,” Tucker said.
The Ropes Course is open seven days a week, 11am-10pm. It costs $25 per person. Participants must be 40” or taller and under 300 lbs. The restaurant officially opened on July 15.
A lost stuffed monkey has been roaming around Mitchell International Airport looking for its family all week, according to the airport’s Twitter account, which has chronicled its adventures throughout the airport’s terminals.
The purple primate made its social media debut on the @MitchellAirport Twitter account late last week, donning a visitor tag clipped to a white fabric face mask. (Airport policy currently requires all travelers to wear masks for their entire journey, including while in the terminal.)
Hello! I was left behind at the Airport and while I really like it here, I’m sure my family is missing me. Anyone know who I belong too? In the meantime, stay tuned to check out some of the adventures I’m going on! pic.twitter.com/6yOC4wbmJZ
— MKE – Milwaukee Airport (@MitchellAirport) July 9, 2020
The monkey was dropped off at the Travelers Aid desk back in March, said airport spokesperson Christie Green.
“We were going through Travelers Aid lost and found getting stuff organized, and we saw the monkey and thought it was pretty cute,” she said. “We thought there might be a child out there who was looking for this little guy.”
Throughout this week, the monkey has been photographed around the terminal “searching” for its family.
If the monkey is yours, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org to claim it.
It stopped by the bookstore last Friday to read “Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed” — a tale featuring much falling and head-bumping by baby monkeys — and paid a visit to a retail store on Monday to ask a mannequin dressed in Packers fan garb for any leads on where it belonged.
Today, I am passing time at a bookstore inside the Airport.
Thanks Renaissance Book Shop for the reading recommendation even though I think this book is a little scary! I miss snuggling up with my family to read. Anyone recognize me? pic.twitter.com/vCkPwsdtNp
— MKE – Milwaukee Airport (@MitchellAirport) July 10, 2020
Today, I stopped by the new Bay View Exchange retail store at MKE! Tried asking this fellow if he knew who I was and where I belonged. No such luck, but maybe you can help! Do you know who my family is? pic.twitter.com/LbPywhPiwG
— MKE – Milwaukee Airport (@MitchellAirport) July 13, 2020
It visited the play area on Tuesday, hanging from one of the toys and still seeking a reunion with whoever had left it behind.
Greetings from the Children’s Play Area at MKE! Does this area look familiar? Perhaps, you’ve played with me here before? I’m having lots of fun, but I would like to make my way home! Anyone know me? pic.twitter.com/LRdpwQbRfQ
— MKE – Milwaukee Airport (@MitchellAirport) July 14, 2020
On Wednesday, the monkey invited travelers to take selfies with it in front of the moss wall in the airport’s main terminal — hoping that, just maybe, some more social media exposure could help it find its way home.
Did you know MKE has a moss wall? It’s in the Main Terminal. Next time you’re here, stop by for a photo op! I’d really like to make my way back to my family, but if I’m still around, I’ll be more than happy to pose for a selfie with you. Maybe it will help someone recognize me! pic.twitter.com/ajwg8K2ENs
— MKE – Milwaukee Airport (@MitchellAirport) July 15, 2020
And on Thursday, the monkey found itself some sweet new wheels.
Hey, how did I get up here? I’m not sure, but it sure is thrilling! Thanks @Summerfest Marketplace and House of Harley-Davidson for letting me pose up here. Now, let’s find my family! pic.twitter.com/xx986hqaNG
— MKE – Milwaukee Airport (@MitchellAirport) July 16, 2020
Twitter users — including the accounts of the Milwaukee restaurant Odd Duck and a LaGuardia Airport terminal — have expressed their support for the unnamed monkey’s quest to find his home, replying with encouraging messages and retweeting to spread the word.
— Odd Duck (@OddDuckMKE) July 10, 2020
— LaGuardia Terminal B (@terminalBLGA) July 10, 2020
Dear Purple, thank you setting a good example for other stuffed animals (and humans too) by wearing a mask!
— Meowser (@BluePersianCat) July 9, 2020
I’m genuinely excited to see our purple friends adventure. https://t.co/n3MaeBTtuD
— runschmidtyrun (@RunSchmidtyRun) July 10, 2020
As a grandparent of a stuff jaguar that was left behind at TSA once upon a time, I’m compelled to share. https://t.co/5rzpQxVlNA
— Cullen 😷🙅🏼🌞Rude (@Crude_Chronicle) July 10, 2020
Any of my traveling friends recognize this guy? Share to help reunite him with his kid! https://t.co/0oKC9PrjCK
— Ellie Martin Cliffe (@EllieAtToH) July 15, 2020
These updates are breaking my heart. https://t.co/0lDN9OBmdY
— Rachel Seis (@rachelbernhard) July 15, 2020
The monkey could not be reached for comment.
This article originally appeared on Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: An abandoned stuffed monkey is searching for its family at Mitchell International Airport. Here’s a look at its adventures.