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4,235. It is more comfortable to feel that we are a slight improvement on a monkey than such a fallin’ off from the angels. (Humanity & Feeling & Monkey & Angel) Finley Peter Dunne
5,895. Darwinian man though well behaved, is really but a monkey shaved! (Evolution & Monkey & Charles Darwin) Gilbert & Sullivan, Princess Ida
5,986. Monkey songs, monkey souvenirs, monkey jokes – H L Mencken called it Monkey Town. (Evolution & Monkey & Trial) The Monkey Trial, PBS
6,064. What is Man? Man is a noisome bacillus whom Our Heavenly Father created because he was disappointed in the monkey. (Evolution & Man & Human Being & Monkey) Mark Twain
42,977. In 2004 on the Island of St Kitts people noticed monkeys coming in from the surrounding jungle and stealing cocktails. (Alcohol & Monkey) Dr John Marsden, Horizon: Do I Drink Too Much? 2009
51,817. Every jungle has its monkey troops. (Animals & Jungle & Monkeys) David Attenborough, The Living Planet IV: Jungle
51,972. Few odder than these proboscis monkeys: 1956 Zoo Quest for a Dragon. (Animals & Monkeys & Dragon & Komodo Dragon) Attenborough: 60 Years in the Wild I: BBC 2012
52,006. 1) Black Lion Tamarin monkeys: only around a thousand animals left in the world. (Animals & Monkey) Attenborough’s Ark: Natural World Special
52,117. Marmosets are the smallest of the seventy or so species of monkey in South America. (Animals & Mammals & Primates & Monkeys) David Attenborough: Life on Earth: Mammals (revised series)
52,118. Many African monkeys have shown a readiness to come down to the ground. (Animals & Mammals & Primates & Monkeys) ibid.
52,598. Most monkeys couldn’t live up here. No fruit and few insects to feed on. But chaladas are unique: they are the only monkeys in the world to live almost entirely on grass. They live in the largest assemblies formed by any monkeys; some groups are eight hundred strong, and they crop the high meadows like herds of wilderbeast. (Animals & Earth & Monkeys & Mountain) David Attenborough, Planet Earth: Mountains e2
52,187. Some monkeys however have particular specialities. (Animals & Mammals & Monkeys) David Attenborough, The Life of Mammals IX: Social Climbers
52,188. Pygmy Marmoset – the smallest monkey in the world. (Animals & Mammals & Monkeys) ibid.
52,189. Monkeys of many kinds travel side by side. (Animals & Mammals & Monkeys) ibid.
52,190. There’s a ruthless class system in monkey society. (Animals & Mammals & Monkey) ibid.
52,587. Volcanoes: many of them are still active. And in a region called Hell’s Valley some snow monkeys have found the perfect winter resort. A thermal spa where the water temperature is a blissful 41° Centigrade. (Animals & Primates & Volcanoes & Monkeys) David Attenborough, Life: Primates e10
52,593. Brown-tufted capuchins combine manual dexterity with considerable intelligence. And they have learned to use tools: hammer-stones with which to open palm-nuts. Some of the stones are nearly half the weight of the monkey. Without tools opening these nuts would be an impossible task. Tool-using was a major breakthrough in primate evolution. (Animals & Primates & Monkeys & Tools) ibid.
51,738. With one exception all monkeys sleep at night. (Animals & Primates & Monkey) David Attenborough, Life on Earth XII: Life in the Trees *****
51,739. The Marmosets are the smallest of the monkeys. (Animals & Primates & Monkey) ibid.
51,740. There are about seventy different species of monkey in South America alone. (Animals & Primates & Monkey) ibid.
111,668. Some animals have intriguing ways of protecting their skin. The hippopotamus lives in Africa under the hot tropical sun yet it doesn’t get sunburnt. And capuchin monkey live in insect-infested jungles but hardly ever get bitten. (Animal & Monkey) Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities s3e5: Curious Cures
111,670. The clever moneys know exactly how to make the best use of nature’s remedies … the capuchins anoint themselves far more in the wet season when mosquitos are more abundant. (Animal & Monkey) ibid.
131,754. Meet the blue-faced, golden-coated snug-nosed snow monkey. They are among the heftiest of monkeys … The whole group snuggles together at the slightest opportunity to keep warm. (Earth & World & Animals & Asia & Continent & Monkey) David Attenborough, Seven Worlds, One Planet II: Asia, BBC 2019
131,857. A few patches of forest still remain. One in Colombia is the home of one of the world’s rarest monkeys: cotton-topped tamarins. They are critically endangered. They live largely on fruit and are particularly fond of tree sap: this is packed with sugars, so it also attracts insects. (Earth & World & Animals & South America & Monkey) David Attenborough, Seven World, One Planet III: South America
132,005. Gibraltar: Home to Europe’s only monkeys. Barbary Macaques. Four family troops live here. (Earth & World & Animals & Europe & Bear & Monkey) David Attenborough, Seven World, One Planet V: Europe, BBC 2019
53,536. Arthur looked up. ‘Ford!’ he said. ‘There’s an infinite number of monkeys outside who want to talk to us about the script for Hamlet they’ve worked out’. Douglas Adams, The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
53,537. With our present knowledge of animal psychology and genetics we could certainly solve the servant problem with the help of the monkey kingdom. (Monkey & Servant) Arthur C Clarke, BBC Horizon 1964
53,538. I confess freely to you, I could never look long upon a monkey, without very mortifying reflections. William Congreve 1670-1729
53,539. A little girl abducted from her home. And abandoned deep in the Colombian jungle. She says she survived there for around five years alone without human contact. And the only thing that stood between her and certain death was a troop of rainforest monkeys. Now more than fifty years later she’s on a quest. Woman Raised by Monkeys, National Geographic 2013
53,540. Marina showed an unusually powerful unconscious response to the images of Capuchins. ibid.
53,542. I think the discomfort that some people feel in going to the monkey cages at the zoo is a warning sign. (Monkey & Zoo) Carl Sagan, The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God
84,271. The jungles of Borneo are home to some of the most unusual primates on the planet. (Monkey & Primate) Dr George McGavin, Monkey World I
84,272. Roughly 400 species of primate in the world. (Monkey & Primate) ibid.
84,274. In the 21st century the ultimate challenge to any monkey is living alongside the most successful primate of all – humans. (Monkey & Primate) ibid.
9,811. Bonobos along with chimpanzees are our closest cousins. (Monkey & Primate) Dr George McGavin, Monkey World II
84,473. Gibraltar: the only wild monkeys in all of Europe. (Monkey & Primate) ibid.
84,476. Bonobos are peaceful, considerate and caring. (Monkey & Primate) ibid.
84,663. Macaques ... also like to steal hair – and they use it as dental floss. (Monkey & Primate) Dr George McGavin, Monkey World III
84,664. Capuchins have the largest relative brain size of all the monkeys. (Monkey & Primate) ibid.
95,830. Once again, humans are not descended from monkeys. We share a common ancestor with monkeys ... Huge leaps in a single generation – which is what a monkey giving birth to a human would be – are almost as unlikely as divine creation. (Evolution & Monkey & Ancestor) Richard Dawkins, The Greatest Show on Earth p155
123,892. Costa Rica: Home to some of the most intelligent monkeys in the world … These white-faced capuchins are in a perilous position … These monkeys should have an innate fear of humans … Tourists are only fuelling this bad behaviour. (City & Animal & Monkey & Costa Rica) Cities: Nature’s New Wild III, BBC 2019
110,807. A frozen forest. Hidden here is a remarkable animal rarely seen: the Yannan snub-nosed monkey. The highest living monkey in the world. They have no nose to get frost-bitten … To prevent freezing to death they must huddle together for warmth. (Mountain & Tibet & Monkey) Mountain: Life at the Extreme, BBC 2017
133,974. The canyons of north-east Brazil, home to one of the smartest animals: Bearded Capuchin. The large troops of forty sleep in caves at the top of the cliffs, safe from predators. That means they have a daily descent of two hundred metres just to find something to eat … They make and use tools. (Primates & Monkey) Primates s1e1: Secret of Survival, BBC 2020
133,975. Howler monkeys: one of the loudest animals on land. (Primates & Monkey) ibid.
133,977. The secret of the baboon’s success is they work together. (Primates & Monkey) ibid.
133,978. They are fewer sneakier than these Lion-Tailed Macaques: here is southern India, monsoon rains means it’s jack-fruit season. (Primates & Monkey) ibid.
133,980. This is a Drill: a battle-scarred male. He’s past his prime and pretty much toothless … He is forced to live out his final years alone combing the beach for food … (Primates & Monkey) ibid.
133,981. Snub-nosed monkeys in China survive higher than any other wild primate. They’ve adapted to the thin air of this altitude, and their snub-noses aren’t prone to frostbite in the freezing cold. This adaptability means primates can exploit the most unexpected opportunities. (Primates & Monkey) ibid.
134,029. Dusky Leaf Monkeys: a close knight family group; one dominant males oversees eight females and their young. Lots of them. (Primates & Monkeys) Primates II, Family Matters
134,030. Dawn in the Amazon basin: White-Cheeked Spider Monkeys are equipped for life in the treetops. Spider monkeys have an extra limb: their tail which allows them to go where other monkeys can’t, and reach opportunities no other primate can. This female’s tail is strong and dexterous, and it holds the key when she ventures to the most perilous places. (Primates & Monkeys) ibid.
134,031. A squirrel-sized monkey: a Golden-Headed Lion Tamarin. (Primates & Monkeys) ibid.