Thursday, February 15, 2007

They're Putting the Wrong Primates in the Cages at the LA Zoo

BBC again.

To quote: "Los Angeles Zoo has hired the services of a Feng Shui expert to help three golden monkeys loaned by China feel at home in their future surroundings.

"Simona Mainini, who is also a qualified architect, believes the move may be a first in animal enclosure design.

"'It's very experimental. We don't have any books on feng shui for monkeys,' Ms Mainini told AP news agency.

"'We just have to assume that Darwin is correct and that there is a connection and what is good for humans is good for monkeys,' Ms Mainini - who is reportedly being paid $4,500 (£2,300) - said."

Stop spinning, Chuck; at least they've disproved Intelligent Design.

Not surprisingly, the LA Zoo mission statement is rendered in touchy-feely terms like "recreation and discovery", "appreciation of wildlife", "animal welfare" and "preserve biodiversity and conserve natural habitat."


Tim Footman said...

Do golden monkeys practise feng shui?

And, if not, in what way does this crass stunt help to replicate their "natural habitat".

Oh, wait. It's in LA.

Forget I said anything.

Jun Okumura said...

LA has nothing on San Franscisco. They license fortune tellers there, they do

Americans blame Superman. They think he should have saved Margott Kidder and let California drop away in 1978.