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Wine for the monkeys

Discussion in 'General Zoo Discussion' started by Nigel, 24 May 2006.

  1. Nigel

    Nigel Well-Known Member

    23 Jan 2004
    Wellington , New Zealand
    In our newspaper this morning , there was a small article about a zoo in Eastern Europe ( I think it was Budapest ) that gives its monkeys red wine as part of their diet . They seem to think that this would keep their blood healthy ( and improve their longevity )
    Needless to say , it is given in small doses , mixed with cold tea , to avoid tiddly monkeys . ( Can one really tell the difference ? )
    It didnt specify which species of monkeys -- and it could possibly extend to
    Primates in general .
    Does anyone else know of other places zoos where any animals are given alcohol on regular basis ?
    Does the scientific evidence of red wine helping to prevent heart disorders also extend to primates ?
    Just wondering .......:p