Here's a good monkey story (and heaven knows, you can never have enough good monkey stories):
Highway to be cleared of monkey raiders [BBC]
What I particularly like is the sentence "According to the latest count, some 2,035 monkeys reside along the Kalka-Simla highway". Who counted them? How, exactly? Can you imagine counting monkeys for a living? "1, 2, 3, hey don't move, 4, 5, shit have I counted you already? Stop running around..."
"What do you do for a living?" "I count monkeys." Fantastic.
Update [2004-12-07]: Hey, my questions are answered - a news article from the BBC explaining how to count orang-utans: