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RAMU (famous monkey)

In The News

From March 1, 2006 to October 20, 2006

 

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WTVH 5 - Syracuse, New York (channel 5).  5:00 PM, March 1, 2006.  (Reporting on Monkey Day News Blog report at http://monkeydaynews.blogspot.com/2006/03/moment-of-dog-monkey-zen.html

{The photo) was taken during a street show in India.  A monkey named Ramu and a dog named Babu played during the street show.

 

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Herald Sun, Melbourne, Australia.  ''A monkey on your back is a real yawn ...''  (March 3, 2006).  Page 32.  ''A monkey on your back is a real yawn.  Babu and monkey Ramu make the best of a street show in the southern Indian city of Chennai."

 

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China Daily, China.  March 4, 2006.  ''Planet Kaleidoscope.''  India Odd friends A monkey named Ramu plays with a dog named Babu during a street show in the southern Indian city of Chennai on Wednesday.

 

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Tucker Carlson, Willie Geist, USA.  World Sources Online.  4:00 PM, October 16, 2006.  ''Tucker For October 16, 2006 MSNBC - Part 2.''

During the international news portion of Tucker Carlson's show, Geist reports to Tucker, ''"And finally, one other item for you today Tucker and this is a very strange one out of India.  Ramu the monkey, yes an 8-year-old monkey named Ramu has been jailed.  He's eight years old, he's been thrown in jail and he started a little bit of religious tension.  He is owned by a Muslim man, he bit a Hindu boy.  This monkey has been in and out of jail for five years the report says.  And Ramu just has to clean up his act and frankly this is exactly why three strikes and you're out was created for guys like this.  Let's put him behind bars for good where he belongs before he hurts somebody else.  No more catch and release on these criminals."''  In response, Carlson retorts, ''You're a hard man Willie Geist, with a heart of stone,'' to which Geist states, ''Tough on crime.''

 

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NBC 9 KWES, Odessa-Midland, Texas.  4:00 PM, October 16, 2006.  ''A monkey has been arrested and accused of harassing people and injuring a boy in eastern India.  Police believe eight year-old Ramu the monkey is responsible for raising religious tensions.  The monkey is owned by a Muslim man and supposedly bit a Hindu boy.  The monkey was set free, but then harassed more people.  He's been in and out of jail for the past five years and Ramu's owner has now abandoned him.  Animal activists say Ramu needs to be returned to his natural habitat.''

 

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NBC 8 WGAL, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  12:00 PM, October 16, 2006  ''A monkey has been arrested and accused of harassing people and injuring a boy in eastern India.  Police say Ramu the monkey was arrested before, but then released.  The monkey has been in and out of jail for the past five years and Ramu's owner has now abandoned him.  Animal activists are demanding Ramu be returned to his natural habitat.  That does it for news eight at noon.  Good afternoon.''

 

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NBC 4 WSMV-TN, Nashville, Tennessee.  ''A monkey with a rap sheet.''  12:00 PM, October 16, 2006.  This primate in eastern India has been arrested and accused of harassing people and injuring a boy.  Police believe eight year-old Ramu is the monkey is responsible for raising religious tensions.  His owner is a Muslim man and the monkey supposedly bit a hindu boy.  Ramu was caught then set free, but he harassed more people.  The monkey has been in and out of jail for the past five years and Ramu's owner has now abandoned him.  Animal activists are demanding Ramu be released to return to his natural habitat.

 

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NBC 4 KFOR-OK, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  12:00 PM, October 16, 2006.

From one strange story to another.  A monkey in India has been arrested and accused of harassing people ... even injuring a boy.  Police believe the animal is responsible for raising religious tension because the monkey is owned by a Muslim man and supposedly bit a Hindu boy.  "Ramu" was set free, but harassed more people.  He has been in and out of jail for the past five years and Ramu's owner has abandoned him.

 

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NBC 5 KXAS-TX, Dallas, Texas.  5:00 PM, October 16, 2006

This jail bird in India happens to be a monkey.  An 8- year- old Ramu was arrested and accused of harassment.  The monkey is accused of raising religious tension because he' s owned by a Muslim man and supposedly bit a Hindu boy.  For more interesting video, go to the website at http://www.nbc5i.com/video/10089158/index.html and click on the hot hits.

 

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NBC 2 WESH - Orlando, Florida, 4:30 PM, October 16, 2006

A story out of India, a monkey has been arrested.  What?  That's right, a monkey.  Police say the monkey keeps harassing people and has been in and out of jail for the pas t five years.  Monkey jail.  what?  I wonder if they have a monkey mug shot.  And how would they know it' s him? They believe the 8-yea r-old simian monkey named Ramu is the monkey is responsible for raising religious tensions.

 

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Report from the Asian News International published in the Hindustan Times.  ''Balasore monkey cause for communal tension!''  October 16, 2006.

Balasore (Orissa), Oct 16 -- A monkey has been charged for raising communal tension in Orissa's Balasore District.  Eight-year-old Ramu, owned by a Muslim man, was charged with harassing people and injuring a Hindu boy.  The monkey was caged after it injured a Hindu boy, which led to the summoning of the owner by the police.  "The monkey is caged for the last five years.  Some people brought the monkey and handed it over to the police for custody after it disturbed people," said Niranjan Kumar Das, Officer in Charge, Remuna police station in Balasore district.  The police put the docile-looking simian on regular diets of bread and fruits. While none came to its rescue for so many years, Ramu's case is now being voiced by animal rights activists who are demanding its release.  Activists say that the sheer negligence of the wildlife department has led to the monkey's illegal confinement for five years.  This, they said is a violation of the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972.  "The wildlife department should look after this matter because for the last five years, the monkey is in police custody.  It is a negligence of both the wildlife department.  Police do not know how to handle the monkeys and do not have any expertise on wildlife animals," said Jiwan Das, an animal rights activist.  Forest officials were not available for comment.

 

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3 WSTM- Syracuse, New York.  5:00 PM, October 16, 2006

Now for some news that's out of the ordinary....  Police in eastern India put a monkey behind bars.  Ramu -- an eight year old monkey is apparently raising religious tensions.  He's owned by a Muslim man and is accused of biting a Hindu boy.  Ramu also is blamed for harassing several people.  He's been in and out of animal jail for the past five years.  Animal activists want him returned to his natural habitat.

 

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10 WSLS- Roanoke-Lynchburg, Virginia.  5:00 PM.  October 16, 2006.

No more monkeying around.  That's the message some officers are sending.  Why they decided to arrest this little guy.  Police in India are tired of the monkey business.  That's why he Literally.  Officials say he's been harassing people.  He's also accused of biting a boy.  Animal activists are demanding that Ramu the monkey be released and returned to his natural habitat.

 

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10 WHEC- Rochester, New York.  5:00 PM, October 16, 2006

He's just **8 years old** and he already has a lengthy criminal record.  His name is Ramu and he's a monkey.  Ramu is back in jail tonight, accused of harassing people in India and injuring a young boy.  Police arrested him because they say he's responsible for raising religious tensions...  The monkey is owned by a muslim man, but the young boy he supposedly bit is Hindu.  Animal activists are demanding Ramu be set free in his natural habitat.

 

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NBC 3 WRCB- Chattanooga, Tennessee.  5:00 PM, October 17, 2006.

A monkey in India has been arrested!  Police believe 8-year old Ramu is responsible for religious tensions.  He's owned by a Muslim man ... and he supposedly bit a Hindu boy.  So police picked him up again.  Animal rights groups are demanding his release.  Apparently Ramu has been in and out of jail for the past five years ... and his owner has now abandoned him.

 

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News Today.  NBC 3 WKYC- Cleveland, Ohio.  5:00 AM, October 17, 2006.  Ages at a zoo, but not necessarily in jail.  But that's where Ramu the monkey is being held in India.  He's accused of harassing people and injuring a boy.  Ramu was actually set free once, but then harassed more people.  He's been in and out of jail for the past five years.

 

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Report from the Asian News International published in the Hindustan Times.  October 19, 2006.  '' Balasore 'caged' monkey finally 'released'.''

Nilgiri (Orissa), Oct 19 -- A monkey charged with raising communal tension has been finally freed after five years of confinement from a police station in Orissa's Balasore District.  Ramu, the monkey, would be released into the wild after eight days of stay in the Kuldiha Forest Reserve, said L D Behere, Range Officer of Nilgiri.  The simian, owned by a Muslim, was charged with harassing people and injuring a boy.  The monkey was caged after it injured a Hindu boy.  Ramu's freedom was made possible after its case was voiced by animal rights activists who demanded its release.  Activists claimed that the sheer negligence of the wildlife department has led to the monkey's illegal confinement for five years.  This, they said, is a violation of the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972.

 

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Live at Five.  3 WSTM- Syracuse, New York.  5:00 PM, October 19, 2006.  Out of the ordinary.  We met Ramu the monkey just a couple of days ago.  You may recall he was serving a five year sentence behind bars in India - because he has a tendency to attack people.  Ramu is owned by a muslim man, but keep in mind India is a hindu country.  The monkey attacks were causing religious conflicts.  Now, animal activists have won the day - Ramu has now been set free in an animal preserve.

 

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2 KJRH-Tulsa, Oklahoma.  5:00 PM, October 19, 2006.

He's been under arrest for five-years for harassing people.  But now this mischievous monkey is finally free.  His story when we come back.  A monkey who's been in jail for five years for harassing people is finally free.  Ramu was owned by a Muslim man in India.  When he repeatedly attached people, it almost created a religious conflict in the Hindu country.  Ramu was arrested and later freed, only to commit more attacks.  So young Ramu has been in jail for more than five years.  Animal activist took up Ramu's cause and he was taken to an animal preserve.  Now Ramu will be able to run wild and be protected ... unless he has to check in with his parole officer.

 

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Channel 6 News.  NBC 6 WTVJ-Miami, Florida.  12:00 PM, October 20, 2006.

Now an update to a story we brought you earlier this week.  Ramu, the naughty monkey kept in a jail-like cage five years because he liked to attack people on the street, they let him go for a while and he was back to his old tricks.  Animal activists have taken over and he is going to a nature preserve where he will find animals bigger than he is and animals that could cure his harassment problem.

 

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Channel 6 news.  NBC 6 WTVJ-Miami, Florida.  6:00 AM October 20, 2006.

After serving five years in jail, so to speak.  Ramu the monkey was taken away from his owner and arrested for, this is what it says, harassing people.  Animal activists took up his cause, he was taken to an animal preserve.

 

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NBC 4 KOB- Albuquerque-Santa Fe, New Mexico.  12:00 PM, October 20, 2006

Ramu the monkey, who has been in jail for five years for harassing people, has been taken to natural preserve where he'll be allowed to run free.  Ramu was owned by a Muslim man - and when he repeatedly attached people, it almost created a religious conflict in the Hindu country.  The monkey was arrested and then freed, only to commit more attacks.  After five years in jail, animal activists took up Ramu's cause and he was taken to an animal preserve.  Now Ramu will be able to run wild and be protected ... unless he has to check in with his parole officer.

 

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Live at 5:30.  NBC 3 WRCB- Chattanooga, Tennessee.  5:30 PM, October 20, 2006

Earlier this week we told you about a monkey that's been in and out of jail for years.  Up next, we have an update on Ramu's status.  Will he post bond?  Well, we are happy to report that Ramu is on parole.  Ramu was arrested for nearly inciting a religious riot.  His owner is Muslim ... and Ramu bit a Hindu.  Then he committed more attacks.  Well, Ramu has now arrived at 'Camp' where he'll be able to roam free instead of being locked up.  He will have to check in with his parole officer from time to time.  Ramu has a record.  He's been in and out of trouble for five years.