Latest Monkeys News

Feds: Primates frostbit in North Carolina lose tips of tails

Apr. 15, 2022 08:49 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Three primates suffered frostbite while enduring subfreezing conditions this year at an exotic animal farm operated by a North Carolina county commissioner that has been repeatedly cited by federal inspectors. The latest citations, involving a black and...

Celebrities: Monkeys near Florida airport delight visitors

Mar. 30, 2022 10:19 AM EDT

DANIA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — As departing jetliners roared overhead, an aging vervet monkey moped on a mangrove branch one recent afternoon in the woods he inhabits near a South Florida airport, his ego bruised. Mikey, as he is called by his human observers, has long been the...

Florida 'Monkey Whisperer' guilty of illegal wildlife trade

Mar. 02, 2022 17:41 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man who went by the nickname “the Monkey Whisperer” pleaded guilty Wednesday to illegally transporting and selling primates, including a species considered endangered. Jimmy Wayne Hammonds, 57, of Parrish, pleaded guilty in Tampa federal court to...