Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Hungarian Monkeys Drink Red Wine

Put this in the strange but true news category. A Reuters story, published on Yahoo News yesterday, revealed that monkeys in the Budapest Zoo in Hungary drink 55 liters of red wine a year. Apparently the apes are given small amounts of wine each day to boost their blood cells.

My very favorite part of this story was the quote from a Budapest Zoo spokesman, who said "Obviously, they do not have it all at once and get drunk, but they get it in small amounts mixed in their tea." TEA?? Since when are monkeys drinking tea??

Original Story - Zoo Apes Have Taste For Red Wine

Thank you to Jen for bringing this story to my attention.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder-do monkeys like sweet or dry wine?

12:16 AM  

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