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SelesFan70
May 15th, 2006, 10:36 PM
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.

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:retard: Why would people be "horrified" at this? It's NATURE...animals eat other animals every day, every minute of every day I'm sure. Grow up, people... :retard: And if you love those little monkeys, you shouldn't be paying money to people who are caging them in a zoo. :shrug:

TdF_DBLL
May 15th, 2006, 10:39 PM
Yeah, can't understand it either.

But i'm sure you're not going to a zoo or safari park the such a thing. More to see wild animals, but not so wild. ;)

Perfection
May 15th, 2006, 10:40 PM
OMG :haha:

TdF_DBLL
May 15th, 2006, 10:41 PM
We should post a bigger picture in the cute animals thread. :lol:

Josh B.
May 15th, 2006, 10:43 PM
hehe
i could imagine this

"aww look at the bear, its going to see the monkey, aww, hes licking the monkey clean, OH NO, oh god, hes eating him, asrrrgghh!

SelesFan70
May 15th, 2006, 10:43 PM
We should post a bigger picture in the cute animals thread. :lol:

And "bear" the wrath of JigglyPuff and TennisILove? :scared:

:lol:

TdF_DBLL
May 15th, 2006, 10:46 PM
hehe
i could imagine this

"aww look at the bear, its going to see the monkey, aww, hes licking the monkey clean, OH NO, oh god, hes eating him, asrrrgghh!

:haha: yes. But it's just the stupid monkey who ran into an electric fence, otherwise it wasn't happend.

Josh B.
May 15th, 2006, 10:52 PM
:haha: yes. But it's just the stupid monkey who ran into an electric fence, otherwise it wasn't happend.
:haha: poor stupid monkey!

i bet some guy was hanging a banan from the fence for him to grab!

Pheobo
May 15th, 2006, 10:52 PM
Nobody cares when they're molesting eachother (or themselves) behind the glass but when one gets hungry everyone's whining like a bitch. :rolleyes: :p

TdF_DBLL
May 15th, 2006, 10:54 PM
:haha: poor stupid monkey!

i bet some guy was hanging a banan from the fence for him to grab!

yeah I think the bear trapped him. :lol:

Josh B.
May 15th, 2006, 10:57 PM
like an animal programme
"The grizzly bear hides a banana on the elctric fence to catch it pray, its a selective move and usually pays off."

furrykitten
May 15th, 2006, 10:57 PM
Yep it is nature, but Zoo's are not designed for Nature they are designed for humans to gawp, these 2 animals probably come from different Continents and would never likely to meet in the Natural World. Humans brought these two creatures together and gave the Monkey a ticket to the Bears dinner table, thats not really fair on the Monkey now is it?.

TdF_DBLL
May 15th, 2006, 10:59 PM
like an animal programme
"The grizzly bear hides a banana on the elctric fence to catch it pray, its a selective move and usually pays off."

:haha: Let's put an australian accent behind it, and it can replace crocodile dundee. :lol:


@furrykitten:
Maybe you're right, but as the text said they were living together for months already. Maybe the zookeepers just didn't know the bears were 'able' to eat those monkeys.

Josh B.
May 15th, 2006, 11:03 PM
:haha: Let's put an australian accent behind it, and it can replace crocodile dundee. :lol:


@furrykitten:
Maybe you're right, but as the text said they were living together for months already. Maybe the zookeepers just didn't know the bears were 'able' to eat those monkeys.

Gdday there mates, that grizzly bear making some fresh moonkey on the barby with a banana tainted fence"

TdF_DBLL
May 15th, 2006, 11:06 PM
:haha: This thread is killing me :lol:

Mommiej
May 15th, 2006, 11:08 PM
that's only possible in parks in Holland...

Josh B.
May 15th, 2006, 11:12 PM
i hope it doesnt kill you like the monkey

Kart
May 15th, 2006, 11:36 PM
What a cute bear.

Haute
May 15th, 2006, 11:39 PM
If people were horrified by this, wait until they find out how fur coats are made. :tape:

smiler
May 16th, 2006, 12:37 AM
I'm not horrified by it, but I'd question whether they should have been kept together, I mean some zoos are just rubbish with basic common sense. For example when I last went the Welsh Mountain Zoo there was a vivarium containing Corn snakes and Californian kingsnakes..., well for starters corn snakes are from Florida and Californian kingsnakes are surprisingly from California, so they need different climatic conditions - Cal kingsnakes need higher humidity, so either the cal kingsnakes will have dry skin or the corns will have mouldy skin..., secondly and more importantly KINGsnakes are so called because they eat other snakes, so in that viv there will end up with one very fat king snake with dry skin sooner or later :(

I know that was a boring rant, but people often wrongly assume that zoos have done their homework, I know that info on snakes just because I keep corns and I did some research before getting it.., it's not rocket science.

Wigglytuff
May 16th, 2006, 02:23 AM
lol at the visitors that were horrified. wtf? its a fucking bear. it lives on berries, random things and MEAT!!

meggz_star
May 16th, 2006, 02:59 AM
Crazy thread :lol:

RatedR Superstar
May 16th, 2006, 09:51 AM
..now who sez that going to the zoo this days are boring :lol:

ceiling_fan
May 16th, 2006, 10:13 AM
poor monkey :sad:

mandy7
May 16th, 2006, 10:19 AM
that's only possible in parks in Holland...

haha, of course not
:lol:

Jakeev
May 16th, 2006, 11:27 AM
I guess I am a little confused. Have the two animals always lived together? If so why did the Sloth Bears all of a sudden decide to attack the monkey?

furrykitten
May 16th, 2006, 11:47 AM
I guess I am a little confused. Have the two animals always lived together? If so why did the Sloth Bears all of a sudden decide to attack the monkey?


The Bear in a predater by nature, it doesn't take much for natural instinct to kick in even if they have been gentle all their lives. Same happens with domestic cats, they get food at home and are fussed but once they go out at night, they hunt, even if they don't eat the prize. Its just in their dna to hunt, when you play with your cat/kitten they are basically practicising their hunting techniques.

mandy7
May 16th, 2006, 11:50 AM
i heard they were both in love with the same zebra
bear cllaimed he saw her first
monkey jumped her anyways
bear got angry
so the monkey had it coming i guess

fnuf7
May 16th, 2006, 01:00 PM
Ok call me weird then but...oooooh that sounds kind of cool! ;) Nature at work is always great :cool:

Jakeev
May 16th, 2006, 01:18 PM
[QUOTE=furrykitten]The Bear in a predater by nature, it doesn't take much for natural instinct to kick in even if they have been gentle all their lives. Same happens with domestic cats, they get food at home and are fussed but once they go out at night, they hunt, even if they don't eat the prize. Its just in their dna to hunt, when you play with your cat/kitten they are basically practicising their hunting techniques.[/QUOTE

Sloth Bears are known to have short tempers so I can see them getting irritated by the monkeys. But their primary sources of predation are bees and termites not monkeys.

That is why the whole story kinda surprised me.

furrykitten
May 16th, 2006, 01:21 PM
[QUOTE=Jakeev

Sloth Bears are known to have short tempers so I can see them getting irritated by the monkeys. But their primary sources of predation are bees and termites not monkeys.

That is why the whole story kinda surprised me.[/QUOTE]

They never thought it was possible for many Species to be canibals but evidence over recent years has blown that theory out of the water, even amongst the most caring of Monkey groups, canibalism takes place. So why wouldn't other creatures fancy a bit of meat every now and again?

Jakeev
May 16th, 2006, 01:29 PM
They never thought it was possible for many Species to be canibals but evidence over recent years has blown that theory out of the water, even amongst the most caring of Monkey groups, canibalism takes place. So why wouldn't other creatures fancy a bit of meat every now and again?

All I am saying is that the Sloth Bears' behavior was out of character for the species. Of course things can happen in the animal world. Hippos have been seen chewing on dead carcasses and lions have been seen attemting to attack Bull elephants.

And cannibalism is very common in much of predators. Still, it makes you raise an eyebrow when you see certain animals acting out of norm.

Wiggly
May 16th, 2006, 01:56 PM
WTF was woing a MONKEY in same cage as a BEAR? :eek: :tape: :sad:

BTW, if the bear would have ate you're little brother, would you have been "horrified" or would have tought "That's nature, it's OK" with a good laugh? :confused: :tape:

alfonsojose
May 16th, 2006, 02:04 PM
:haha: :haha:

mandy7
May 16th, 2006, 02:05 PM
WTF was woing a MONKEY in same cage as a BEAR? :eek: :tape: :sad:

BTW, if the bear would have ate you're little brother, would you have been "horrified" or would have tought "That's nature, it's OK" with a good laugh? :confused: :tape:

animals there aren't caged

and i reckon little brothers don't mess with bears :lol:

furrykitten
May 16th, 2006, 02:09 PM
WTF was woing a MONKEY in same cage as a BEAR? :eek: :tape: :sad:

BTW, if the bear would have ate you're little brother, would you have been "horrified" or would have tought "That's nature, it's OK" with a good laugh? :confused: :tape:

I'm sorry but you need to get a little bit of perspective, its sad yes but its the fault of the Zoo this has happened, I don't like Animals being boxed into small cages like what happens in Zoos. There is a need for Safari Park type Locations mainly to help protect species from extinction and they also help educate the children of today what animals are all about. Most Zoos do little to help the animals they hold and they live a bad life in prison.

mandy7
May 16th, 2006, 03:06 PM
http://www.geenstijl.nl/mt/archieven/images/hapjeaap.jpg
:angel:

Martian KC
May 16th, 2006, 05:54 PM
OMG Mandy :o

SelesFan70
May 16th, 2006, 06:05 PM
http://www.geenstijl.nl/mt/archieven/images/hapjeaap.jpg
:angel:

:lol: I mean :sad:

:tape:

Martian KC
May 16th, 2006, 06:09 PM
Why do predators always go for the nice veggie monkeys? Go for those nasty chimps!

Veritas
May 16th, 2006, 06:17 PM
Why do predators always go for the nice veggie monkeys? Go for those nasty chimps!

Exactly!

Why couldn't the zoo keepers have the baboons chucked into the vicinity instead? :tape: :confused:

Halardfan
May 16th, 2006, 06:19 PM
I do feel genuinely guilty about laughing when I read the story...but I couldn't help it!:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I laughed so much I nearly passed out!:o

Its the running into the electrified fence bit thats the killer. :tape: :) :D :lol: :o

Wigglytuff
May 16th, 2006, 06:29 PM
WTF was woing a MONKEY in same cage as a BEAR? :eek: :tape: :sad:

BTW, if the bear would have ate you're little brother, would you have been "horrified" or would have tought "That's nature, it's OK" with a good laugh? :confused: :tape:
wow its amazing to me that people can know so little of other living things

1 animals should only be in cages for very short period of time. any zoo that keeps its animals in a cage would loose its accreditation fast than you can say accreditation.

so if someone even a relative went out of his way to jump into a bear enclosure I would most definitely have a good laugh and say they got what they deserved. because that's a radically stupid thing to do and that person is doing us a favor by removing themselves from the gene pool.

I would right more on why bears killing idiots who wait into their space is a good thing but unfortunately typing out on my cellular phone is slow and I will end here. sad smiley :sad:

Wigglytuff
May 16th, 2006, 06:36 PM
I do feel genuinely guilty about laughing when I read the story...but I couldn't help it!:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I laughed so much I nearly passed out!:o

Its the running into the electrified fence bit thats the killer. :tape: :) :D :lol: :o
maybe I have seen too much david attenborough, cause there is nothing wrong with laughing.
:lol: :haha:

ugh. I need to fix my education course work so I can see about getting into a conservation biology program.

meggz_star
May 16th, 2006, 06:42 PM
i heard they were both in love with the same zebra
bear cllaimed he saw her first
monkey jumped her anyways
bear got angry
so the monkey had it coming i guess
:haha:

mandy7
May 16th, 2006, 08:21 PM
sorry if i shocked ppl with the picture :lol:

Scotso
May 16th, 2006, 08:31 PM
So those people have never had monkey brains? :drool:

Timariot
May 16th, 2006, 08:54 PM
Yep it is nature, but Zoo's are not designed for Nature they are designed for humans to gawp, these 2 animals probably come from different Continents and would never likely to meet in the Natural World. Humans brought these two creatures together and gave the Monkey a ticket to the Bears dinner table, thats not really fair on the Monkey now is it?.

Barbary Macaque lives in North Africa, and Sloth Bear in SE Asia, so yes...but, there are other species of Macaque monkeys living in Asia, and there is bears (well, not anymore, Atlas Bear is extinct) where Barbary Macaques live...so it is possible for Macaque to get eaten by a bear, though probably not these exact species.

But that's animals, always killing each other. Thank god we humans are so more civilized...

tennislover
May 16th, 2006, 09:28 PM
horrified
:sad: :sad: :sad:

tennislover
May 16th, 2006, 09:31 PM
Yep it is nature, but Zoo's are not designed for Nature they are designed for humans to gawp, these 2 animals probably come from different Continents and would never likely to meet in the Natural World. Humans brought these two creatures together and gave the Monkey a ticket to the Bears dinner table, thats not really fair on the Monkey now is it?.
so true!
I agree 100%

post of the month

TdF_DBLL
May 16th, 2006, 09:55 PM
Barbary Macaque lives in North Africa, and Sloth Bear in SE Asia, so yes...but, there are other species of Macaque monkeys living in Asia, and there is bears (well, not anymore, Atlas Bear is extinct) where Barbary Macaques live...so it is possible for Macaque to get eaten by a bear, though probably not these exact species.

But that's animals, always killing each other. Thank god we humans are so more civilized...

No were not, we are eating almost all other species, and we even kill each other.

LefandePatty
May 16th, 2006, 10:01 PM
:rolls:

Wigglytuff
May 16th, 2006, 10:44 PM
http://www.geenstijl.nl/mt/archieven/images/hapjeaap.jpg
:angel:
not what i would eat, but hey to each his own right?