Monkey rips off baby's testicle at Chinese zoo
A MONKEY has savagely attacked an eight-month-old baby, ripping off one of his testicles and eating it while his mother changed his nappies at a Chinese zoo.
The horrifying incident took place at Guiyang Qianling Wildlife Park in Guìyáng, southwest China, The Daily Mail reports.
A man reportedly tried to help by picking up the testicle when it was dropped by the monkey, but the animal snatched it back and ran away.
Fathers with small testicles more likely to be involved in child care because they have lower testosterone levels. Decreases in testosterone may suppress mating efforts, channelling a man’s energy toward child care.
Men with small testicles are better parents, new research suggests.
Researchers found that fathers with smaller testicles are more likely to be involved in child care.
Previous studies have suggested that decreases in testosterone may suppress mating efforts, potentially channelling a man’s energy toward the care of infants.
His team studied 70 fathers aged between 21 and 43, all with young children.
Their testes were measured and MRI scanning was used to monitor the activity in a region of the brain implicated in parental motivation, while the men viewed photographs of their own child, a stranger's child, and an adult stranger.The specific measurements of a 'large' or 'small' testicle were not made clear in the study, however.
Herpes-infected monkeys terrorize Florida
Hundreds of rare wild monkeys — some carrying herpes — are on the loose in Florida after a tour guide brought the spunky critters to the state long ago.
Wildlife officials said that three pairs of Rhesus monkeys were transported to a park near Ocala in the 1930s by tour operator Colonel Tooey after a “Tarzan” flick sparked a fascination with the creature.
But the breed has since boomed and more than 1,000 of the monkeys now live in the state, wildlife officials say.
State officials have caught more than 700 of the monkeys in the past decade — most of which tested positive for the herpes-B virus.
Wildlife officials now consider the monkeys a public health hazard.
Current Silver River tour operator Captain Tom O’Lenick, 65, defended transporting the animals, claiming people love them.
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A person shot by DeKalb County, Ga., police was a high school student playing hooky, not a potential burglar as initially thought, police said.
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