Tuesday, May 16, 2006

More proof that some people are stupid....

Bears eat monkey, visitors shocked

OMG! A wild animal actually ate another wild animal?

Visitors reported that the grisly scene began as several bears chased the monkey, a macaque, onto a wooden structure at Beekse Bergen Safari Park.

They said a bear tried unsuccessfully to shake the monkey loose, ignoring attempts by keepers to distract it. The bear then climbed up and grabbed the monkey, mauling it to death and bringing it to its concrete den, where three bears ate it.

The park confirmed the killing. "The habitats here in the safari park are arranged in such a way that one animal almost never kills another, but they are and remain wild animals," it said in a statement.

While my story doesn't include death, this reminds me of several years ago when I was doing the parental chaperone thing at the zoo for one of my bunch. We were at the monkey cage. The monkey was having a good ole time exposing his penis to all who cared to see. Okay, so the kids giggle and you just say "Yes, Monkey's can be silly" and herd your little group to another animal. Yet there was this woman who loudly demanded someone make the monkey stop. Excuse me? One man said something before I could, "What do you want them to do? Take away his monkey porn?".

Yes, amazingly there are wild animals in the Zoo...