Thursday, May 10, 2007

A Monkey, an Orange Popsicle, and a Chain

What do you think about this picture?

I see a monkey with creepy eyes and some weird ear curvature that's holding an orange popsicle and chained up. Hmmm.... I got this off Yahoo! News while looking for random pictures.

I am drawn to this picture although it makes me feel oddly weirded out. So many questions...

I guess it reminds me of the orangutans at the Singapore Zoo. They were roaming free in an area built especially for them based on their natural environment. They had blocks of colored ice that had treats frozen in the middle (it was hot and they get two treats in one!). It was fun to see how some just licked the block of ice over and over again, while others tried to bite and rotate, bite, examine and rotate. One smart female threw the iceblock down and broke it on the cemented area of the "cage". That was fun to watch and they all seemed as content as a zoo animal could be.

This monkey, however does not look so happy; in fact, it looks frightened, suspicious and protective of it's treat. Why is it chained up? I just don't understand. If you have something to add, please leave a comment with your thoughts.

1 comment:

Martha said...

I want to know if that is a regular popsicle and if it is, who is feeding that much sugar to a primate?