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:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4072571.stm