The Year in Monkey News

Primate dispatches from around the globe
By DAVID EISENBERG, JAMES P. FITZPATRICK, NATE HOMAN, AND KATIE LANNAN  |  August 4, 2011

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OVER-THE-SHOULDER MONKEY HOLDERS

It's not always easy to find a babysitter on short notice. When a woman from Amherst County in rural Virginia had a court date she couldn't miss, she couldn't find anyone to watch her seven-week-old marmoset, Cara. So she did what any parent would do: she dressed Cara in a diaper and a polka-dotted frock and stashed the monkey in her bra. Surprisingly, no one in the courtroom noticed. However, while later filling out some paperwork, she pulled out Cara from the best hiding place ever, to show off the "daughter," who was purchased on eBay. The woman later explained, "Well, would you leave your child at home? She has to be close to me."

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