Monkey mansion

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090611/ap_on_re_us/us_no_show_monkeys;_ylt=AnZZlgwf.A7dYw99E2.r7YV0fNdF
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LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Zoo may have the nation's only monkey lair approved by a feng shui expert. There's only one problem: No monkeys. The city spent $7.4 million building the China-themed primate enclosure — complete with canary island palm trees, artificial trees with extra springy limbs, and a viewing structure with Chinese-style tilework — after China promised to lend the zoo a trio of rare golden snub-nosed monkeys. But now the Chinese government has taken the monkeys off the table, leaving zoo officials searching for suitable stand-in simians to take the place of the golden monkeys, known for their blue-faces and blond-hair.
They don't have enough money for criminal DNA testing but they can build a monkey mansion. Great!
 
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We all spent this money. Because they get federal money to cover other programs, money is freed up and they spend this money on monkeys. We all need to speak out against this type of spending abuse by our governments. This type of stuff is just plain wasteful!
 
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Perhaps there is no such thing as a snub nosed monkey, and this whole charade was an inside joke. \:\!
 Originally Posted By: oilyriser
unemployed actors
You repeated yourself.
 
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 Originally Posted By: eljefino
Perhaps there is no such thing as a snub nosed monkey, and this whole charade was an inside joke. \:\!
Close examination of the specifications for the exhibit revealed that the fence was to be installed facing the wrong way...
 
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 Originally Posted By: MarkC
So what do you care? You neither live in LA nor voted on funds for the zoo, so, guess what?
Did you mean 'why is it any of your business...'? Where the offense occurred has nothing to do with whether or not one should care. So, where does all the zoo funding originate?
 
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 Originally Posted By: oilyriser
For now, they'll have to find some unemployed actors and dress them up as monkeys.
I don't think they need to "dress" them at all. Do you see what some of them wear?
 
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