Friday, November 9, 2018

It's a Jungle Out There

"Where Humans are Caged and MONKEYS RUN WILD!".  That sounds like an old Yakov Smirnoff line. "In Soviet Russia..."

Monkey Jungle is still around and thriving.  In 1933, Joseph Demond released 6 Java (Macaque) monkeys into the wild.  Probably not the smartest thing to do, but they survived and now number 80 (according to Monkey Jungle's website or 130 according to RoadsideAmerica. Who are you gonna believe?) along with 300 other various primates that roam the forest.


  1. When I was a kid, we drove thru a wild kingdom safari a few miles out of the city and monkeys attacked my moms car and did tons of damage to the convertible top. A few years later, the whole place shut down.

    1. Wow! I mean, I'm sorry that happened, but that would have made a great '70s TV "animals attack" movie!

  2. i know we're related, but monkeys are pretty terrifying. i've had up-close experiences with baboons, and let me tell you, they have an evil streak. not sure i'd want to go to a place where monkeys are running wild, lol.


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