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.
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.
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.”