Thursday, July 24, 2008
YOU WON'T MAKE A MONKEY OUT OF GUS
An elderly chimp who climbed to the roof of a zoo to escape the heat defied the attempts of workers to get him down until they offered him a banana. Ichiro the chimp, a 42-year-old resident of Ishikawa Zoo in Japan, managed to escape to the roof in order to cool down during a heatwave. But it took a lot of work from the zoo staff to get him back. One worker was disarmed of his tranquiliser gun and the chimp withstood two direct hits from other workers. It wasn't until someone hit on the old ape trick of offering a banana that he gingerly climbed back down.