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   Undertoad  Friday Oct 21 10:12 AM

10/21/2005: Baby stump-tailed Macaque



Happy Friday! Don't remember where this one came from, but this is one of the really weird looking baby primates. When it grows up it won't look nearly so weird, but for now...



The hands are particularly haunting as they look so human. As adults, they look different:



Two interesting notes about the macaque. One, the total hilarity of their mating, from a site called Monekeyzone:

Quote:
Dominant males copulate with high-ranking females throughout their estrus cycles. Mating lasts 12-20 minutes, after which partners remain attached and are often harassed by other members of the group. Of all the observed mating, 92% had some form of harassment. High-ranking males are the most likely to be harassed, usually by adult females and juvenile males and females. When low-ranking males mate, they are often interrupted by the dominant male; to avoid interruption, they mate while he is mating with another female. A male can copulate 10 times a day. Males and females make an orgasm face.


Two, turns out they go bald, and this led to the discovery of Minoxidil/Rogaine:
Quote:
Like some human males, stumptail macaques become partially bald as they age. This process of balding is similar to male-pattern baldness seen in humans because hair loss starts at the forehead and advances toward the back of the skull over time, but unlike humans, this pattern is seen in both male and female stumptails (Uno et al. 1967). Researchers have studied balding in stumptail macaques and have developed treatments for baldness, namely minoxidil, or as it is commercially marketed, Rogaine (Uno 1986). Minoxidil was originally developed as a drug to treat high blood pressure, but one of the side effects identified was excessive hair growth. Testing of the drug on stumptail macaques revealed hair regrowth and maintenance of newly regrown areas on balding scalps (Uno 1986). By first testing its efficacy and safeness on nonhuman primates, researchers were able to develop the drug for human use.



Lizsun  Friday Oct 21 11:11 AM

They should be called MerlinMonkeys. They almost look younger as they get older.

I wonder how they felt about using Rogaine. Think they went out and bought polyester shirts and gold chains?

smiles,
Liz
http://lettingmebe.blogspot.com



xoxoxoBruce  Friday Oct 21 12:34 PM

Quote:
The hands are particularly haunting as they look so human.
Yeah, it looks like God designed them almost like humans. I wonder if Macaques were a prototype?


LabRat  Friday Oct 21 02:18 PM

Now that is one ugly baby!



capnhowdy  Friday Oct 21 05:01 PM

I want one. Or two.
I've NEVER seen a pretty baby.



gerstle  Friday Oct 21 05:40 PM

i wish i could make my hair and beard do that. I suppose i'd have to die it all bleach blond though, brown just wouldn't have the same affect.



Ubergeek  Friday Oct 21 07:05 PM

:-) Reminds me of my grandfather when he was on a real bender... lol... well except for the toes in the mouth bit... though I can see him trying.

He might have been a old drunk, but he was a fun old drunk.



bluesdave  Friday Oct 21 09:18 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce
Yeah, it looks like God designed them almost like humans. I wonder if Macaques were a prototype?
Hi Bruce, don't forget that we (humans), are related to apes and monkeys. We are just another primate, and have a common ancestor (I know, we have not found it yet, but that does not invalidate the facts that we do know).


xoxoxoBruce  Friday Oct 21 09:45 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by capnhowdy
I've NEVER seen a pretty baby.
I have.......but I couldn't afford her.


xoxoxoBruce  Friday Oct 21 09:47 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by bluesdave
Hi Bruce, don't forget that we (humans), are related to apes and monkeys. We are just another primate, and have a common ancestor (I know, we have not found it yet, but that does not invalidate the facts that we do know).
I can see you haven't been taught ID. We'll pray for you.


capnhowdy  Friday Oct 21 10:14 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce
I have.......but I couldn't afford her.
XOB rides again......


Queen of the Ryche  Friday Oct 21 10:40 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce
I can see you haven't been taught ID. We'll pray for you.
Bruce is full of em!


Leah  Sunday Oct 23 06:57 PM

Well I sure think he's a cute baby, all baby animals are cute.



wolf  Sunday Oct 23 09:41 PM

I dunno. Baby hamsters and rats look totally freakish and not at all cute.



bluesdave  Monday Oct 24 12:59 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce
I can see you haven't been taught ID. We'll pray for you.
Yeah, I'm a dirty heathen.

Don't worry, I'm doing what I can to fight ID. Those damned Creationists won't win if I can help it.


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