Bear eats monkey!

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  1. kronos

    kronos PSN = KRONOSX1

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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.

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    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.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060516/ap_on_fe_st/netherlands_bear_eats_monkey
     
  2. flamepanther

    flamepanther Interested, but not really

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    Woulda been a lot more interesting if the monkey ate the bear
     
  3. Lumpy

    Lumpy Taylor Swift Actionmaster Super Mod

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    haha, yeah....but the fact that it happened in a safari zoo makes it less exciting....in the wild, or if the animals got loose, now that'd be a news story...
     
  4. rattrap007

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    The monkey was asking for it!
     
  5. Eric

    Eric Per sempre marciamo.

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    Monkey got pwned. :lol 
     
  6. Razerwire

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    Hell, monkeys eat eachother... This to me was just an unfair fight...:lol 
     
  7. RandomFerret

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    No, animals in the wild eat each other all the time. How often do you take your kids to the zoo and see a monkey getting ripped apart by bears?
     
  8. SubotaiBaghatur

    SubotaiBaghatur Borys of Ebe

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    Does anyone else find this amusing?
     
  9. Aaron

    Aaron Master of Crystalocution Moderator Content Contributor

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    HAHAHA. That's so great, imagine the shock of having to witness nature.
     
  10. Turbocharger

    Turbocharger We should get more letter

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    Mmmmmmmmmmmmm-monkey.
     
  11. Lance Halberd

    Lance Halberd oh hai

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    The pdf at the end of the article has high-res pics.

    I didn't understand any of the article in the pdf, but it did say “Gooi die beer dood!”

    Anything about a beer dood sounds good to me.
     
  12. Sonscreen

    Sonscreen Casual TF collector<br><b><font color=#FF0000>aksm TFW2005 Supporter

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    Man that's funky.
     
  13. RiceCrackaSTI

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    Sorry kiddies, "Madagascar" is just a figment of your imagination. Welcome to "Nature."

    Look on the kids faces must of been priceless.
     
  14. Heat Guy

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    Needs video. This is one of those random deals that you just love to hear. Call me wrong, but this is funny as hell.
     
  15. Scantron

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    Heh, funny...

    This is just more proof that zoos would be much more entertaining if the predator and prey animals were all mixed together in the same enclosure.
     
  16. butz

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    Indeed. Monkeys always act so damned cocky and shit- the bears must've just gotten tired of putting up with their crap and made an example out of one of them.
     
  17. Ktulu

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    Monkey eats Bear would be way more interesting.
     
  18. Kickback

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    That only means...

    BEAR NOT MONKEY
     
  19. Zero Prime

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    Monkey shouldn't have been throwing shit. I'm sure the bear warned him several times. Or may be the bear was contracted by humans to take care of the monkey eating humans problem we had a few weeks ago.
     
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