And the Last Barbary Macaque Tasted Just Right…


A little birdy sends news of a gruesome zoo tragedy in the supposedly super-tolerant Netherlands:

Bears killed and ate a monkey in a Dutch zoo in front of horrified visitors, witnesses and the zoo said Monday….

The [Beekse Bergen Safari Park] confirmed the killing in a statement, saying: "In an area where Sloth bears, great apes and Barbary macaques have coexisted peacefully for a long time, the harmony was temporarily disturbed during opening hours on Sunday."

The real import of the story (if there is one)? The zoo–ok, safari park–only copped to the event because "witness Marco Berelds posted a detailed report on the incident, including photos, on a Dutch Web site." Whole thing here.

Reminders of far more serious intolerance issues in the land of the wooden shoes here and here.