Bears eat monkey at Zoo in front of visitors!

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:eek: WTF were the monkeys doing in with the bears?

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/wire/sns-ap-netherlands-bear-eats-monkey,1,1478829.story?coll=sns-ap-world-headlines

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AMSTERDAM, Netherlands -- Bears killed and ate a monkey in a Dutch zoo in front of horrified visitors, witnesses and the zoo said Monday. In the incident Sunday at the Beekse Bergen Safari Park, several Sloth bears chased the Barbary macaque into an electric fence, where it was stunned.

It recovered and fled onto a wooden structure, where one bear pursued and mauled it to death.

The park confirmed the killing in a statement, saying: "In an area where Sloth bears, great apes and Barbary macaques have coexisted peacefully for a long time, the harmony was temporarily disturbed during opening hours on Sunday."

"Of course 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.

Witness Marco Berelds posted a detailed report on the incident, including photos, on a Dutch Web site. He said one Sloth bear tried unsuccessfully to shake the monkey loose after it took refuge on the structure, built of crossing horizontal and vertical poles.

Ignoring attempts by keepers to distract it, the bear climbed onto a horizontal pole, and, standing stretched on two legs, "used its sharp canines to pull the macaque, which was shrieking and resisting, from its perch."

The bear then brought the animal to a concrete den, where three bears ate it.

The zoo said it "usually wasn't possible" for keepers to intervene when an animal killed another.

The park plans now to move the Barbary macaques -- which are large monkeys but often inaccurately called "Barbary Apes" -- to another part of the park, it said.
 
the Bears have broken the unspoken truce with the Monkeys. There will be hell to pay......:mad:
 
Brass monkey. That funky monkey. :(
 
The monkey wasn't circumcised, the bear was just culling the weak. :(
 
funny thing is he apparenlty "shocked the monkey" first by running him into an electrified fence....
 
The Incredible Hulk said:
funny thing is he apparenlty "shocked the monkey" first by running him into an electrified fence....

Thats not funny. You must be uncircumsized.
 
The Incredible Hulk said:
funny thing is he apparenlty "shocked the monkey" first by running him into an electrified fence....
Watch the monkey get hurt...Monkey.
 
Wilhelm-Scream said:
You mean like "Don't screw the pooch.", right?

well, it sounds more of like racially charged slang from somethig starring Brian denehy.

I have said too much.
 
The Incredible Hulk said:
funny thing is he apparenlty "shocked the monkey" first by running him into an electrified fence....

all inter-zoo peter gabriel listening parties are hereby cancelled. :(
damned bears screwed it up for everyone.
 
The Incredible Hulk said:
funny thing is he apparenlty "shocked the monkey" first by running him into an electrified fence....

Fox the fox
Rat the rat
You can ape the ape
I know about that
There is one thing you must be sure of
I cant take any more
Darling, dont you monkey with the monkey
Monkey, monkey, monkey
Dont you know youre going to shock the monkey

jag
 
the bear said in an interview:
"I was just playing with macaque"
 

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