Santa Ana Zoo: We Don't Lick Monkey Butt Like They Do In China

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Junior, no more Kung Pao chicken for you
Here's a tasty story for our readers to chew on:

Gawker has linked to an article about a Zoo in China where a baby leaf monkey named Francois accidentally ate a peanut thrown into its cage. Employees noticed the tiny primate had become dangerously constipated.

Not wanting to use dangerous laxatives on the youngling, they allegedly sought a more . . . creative solution.

In a move, no doubt arousing to zoophiliacs, one brave employee named Zhang Bangsheng washed the monkey's bottom in warm water and proceeded to lick its b-hole. He dutifully lapped at the monkey for an hour, when lo and behold, the little legume popped out, according to the article.

Knowing well the eccentric interests of our readership, the Weekly placed a call to Santa Ana Zoo Director Kent Yamaguchi to determine if monkey butt licking is standard practice in his field.

A chuckling Yamaguchi told us this is one of the strangest questions he's received, though he added that the Chinese zoo employee's actions aren't without logic.

"With certain animals, the parents will lick their bottom to stimulate bowel movement," says Yamaguchi, returning the favor of our question with way too much of answer. "But I can say, at the Santa Ana Zoo, that is not our standard of treatment for the animals."

Interestingly enough, the land on which the Zoo sits was given to the city by Joseph Prentiss in 1949. He loved teaching people about monkeys and stipulated the zoo, which currently has 58 of the critters, must have at least 50 at all times. Were he alive and reading Gawker today, no doubt Prentiss would be proud.

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Grimtrigg3r
Grimtrigg3r

No wonder China is beating us. We don't even lick monkey butts in the U.S.

Phillis Kang
Phillis Kang

He loved teaching people about monkeys and stipulated the zoo, which currently has 58 of the critters, must have at least 50 at all times. Were he alive and reading Gawker today, no doubt Prentiss would be proud.

BetaRayBill
BetaRayBill

That is Mitch and one of his relatives. Guess which one is Mitch? lol

mitch young
mitch young

"Knowing well the eccentric interests of our readership, "

LOL. The picture/caption is High-larious too.

mitch young
mitch young

Wow Bill, managed to spell 'relatives' correctly here. Making progress!

BetaRayBill
BetaRayBill

You bet your monkey chewing ass  I m making progress.  How about you? Has your low IQ allowed you to grasp the fact that bigotry is no longer a norm in modern U.S society?

BetaRayBill
BetaRayBill

Oh Mitch, People dont hate you, or other like you because you are white. They hate you because you are a bunch of DIP-SHITS. 

mitch young
mitch young

Actually anti-white bigotry is the norm.

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