When I saw the headline "Bears Eat Monkey
", and at first I thought it had something to do with my Chicago Bears (go figure, one track mind). Apparently there is a zoo in Amsterdam that lets a few species "interact":
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."
Some bears cornered a macaque, drove it into an electric fence, then eventually mauled and killed it, bringing it back to the cave so that three bears could enjoy an unusual feast. Zoo officials plan to move the remaining macaques to a different area of the park. The remaining, traumatized macaques had no comment, besides their usual screeching and flinging of poo.
Will the bears be tested for AIDS, assuming they ate some of the monkey brains? Will the other great apes form a posse for revenge? There was no mention of issuing special, commemorative gummi bears (or gummi macaques).