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Taiwan adds Formosan macaque to list of banned pets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Starting in September, people found raising an unregistered Formosan macaque could be liable for a fine of up to NT$250,000 (US$8,320), the Council of Agriculture (COA) an...

Japan's wildlife turns on the human population

Dramatic changes in the landscape of rural Japan have caused significant changes in the behavior of the nation's wild animals, leading to more frequent — and more violent — clashes wit...

Official: Gang kills, burns former Haitian senator, nephew

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A former senator who worked for the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor was killed in an upscale neighborhood near Haiti's capital and his body set on fire along with his...

Reports of monkey gangs stealing food in Taiwan cities increase

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Reports of attacks and stolen food by Formosan rock macaques have recently increased in Kaohsiung's Gushan District and Taipei's Beitou District. Also known as ...

Taiwanese macaques abuse alarms after they lose protected species status

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Reports of Formosan macaques being mistreated are on the rise after the primate endemic to Taiwan was removed from the list of protected species in 2019, animal welfare gr...

Celebrities: Monkeys near Florida airport delight visitors

DANIA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — As departing jetliners roared overhead, an aging vervet monkey moped on a mangrove branch one recent afternoon in the woods he inhabits near a South Florida airport, his ego b...

Monkeys intrude into rural community in southwestern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of Formosan macaques entered a rural community in Yunlin County to search for food on Tuesday (March 1), causing residents to arm themselves with sticks, clubs, an...

Louisiana researchers ID 14 new shrew species on Sulawesi

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana researchers have identified 14 new species of shrews on an Indonesian island where seven in that genus were previously known. There were so many and some...

Errant monkey captivates crowd in Puerto Rico's capital

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — With necks craned and eyes shielded from the sun, dozens of people gathered Wednesday around a towering eucalyptus tree in the heart of Puerto Rico’s bustling capital for ...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked ...

Visitors to Taiwan’s Shoushan told to keep distance from monkeys potentially carrying herpes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Visitors returning to Kaohsiung's Shoushan (Monkey Mountain) as Taiwan's COVID-19 situation improves are being asked to socially distance not only from each other ...

Monkey business: 2 dozen Barbary macaques escape German zoo

BERLIN (AP) — About two dozen monkeys have broken out of a southwestern German zoo and are roaming the area despite efforts to recapture them, authorities said Thursday. The Barbary ...

Free entry at south Taiwan’s Shoushan Zoo until March

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Shoushan Zoo (壽山動物園) in Gushan District, Kaohsiung, is Taiwan's second biggest zoo and has extended free entry until March. To encourage domestic travel and ...

Photo of the Day: Monkey working overtime in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A photo of a Formosan rock macaque appearing to burn the midnight oil in a cubicle at a Kaohsiung university went viral after being posted on social media Thursday (Feb. 4...

Woman attacked by macaques at zoo in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A cleaner at Kaohsiung's Shou Shan Zoo was recently attacked by a dozen Formosan macaques while having breakfast and as a result had a left hand fracture. The 60-ye...