The roar of a tiger proves too much for the weak hearts of the primates of Uttar Pradesh
A dozen monkeys died simultaneously in an Indian fort from heart attacks when they were “scared to death” by a roaring tiger. Locals in Kotwali Mohammadi area of the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, were initially baffled after the monkeys were discovered in a forest clearing. The vets thought that the animals were poisoned and post-mortems were carried out. However, post-mortem tests revealed that the primates had all died from heart attack. Dr Sanjeev Kumar, a local vet said it was confirmed in the post-mortem report that the monkeys died due to cardiac arrest. “The monkeys could have died due to tiger’s roar as tigers often traverse that area,” he said. Villagers reported tigers are often in the area and were heard roaring at the time of the deaths..
A monkey, a selfie and a lengthy copyright row
Attorneys representing a macaque monkey in the US have agreed to a compromise in a case where they asserted the animal owned the copyright to selfie photos it had shot with a photographer’s camera. Under the deal, the photographer agreed to donate 25 per cent of any future revenue from the images to charities dedicated to protecting crested macaques in Indonesia. Attorneys for the group and the photographer, David Slater, appealed to the US Circuit Court of Appeal to dismiss the case and throw out a lower-court decision that said animals cannot own copyrights. The photos were taken during a 2011 trip to Sulawesi, Indonesia, with an unattended camera owned by Slater. Slater said the British copyright obtained for the photos by Wildlife Personalities should be honoured worldwide.
It’s September 2017 here but it’s 2010 in Ethiopia
Each year on September 11, Ethiopians come together in large numbers to celebrate the start of a new year. And so it was this year, when families gathered to hold festivities to mark the start of the year, 2010, making merry and exchanging gifts. Ethiopia is one of few countries in the world with its own unique calendar. The country has its own calendar with 13 months, 12 of which have 30 days as the thirteenth month – called Pagumen – has five days which become six each