What Species of Monkey Attacked?

Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 26th, 2009

Sometimes the breaking news is about broken bones.

A monkey kicked an elderly woman down a six feet (two-meter) deep ditch and seriously injured her during a tour in Emei mountain in Sichuan province, China.

Zhou Changju, 60, from Chongqing, went to the mountain with her family and a monkey jumped on her shoulder.

Zhou was taken to a hospital and doctors said that the woman who weighed only 77 pounds (35 kg) could not bear the monkey’s kicking and suffered broken bones.

Zhou is undergoing tests in the hospital and was talking to the tour operators about compensation.

Of course, I am curious, what species of primate was involved in this encounter?

(Source: Chongqing Morning News, 02.26.09)

Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.

8 Responses to “What Species of Monkey Attacked?”

  1. theprof responds:

    For that part of China it would be the rather robust Golden Monkey (Pygathrix roxellana). A woman of that age and weight could quite easily be knocked over by accident.

  2. cryptidsrus responds:

    Great. Now one cannot go hiking without a monkey trying to throw you down a cliff.

    “Day of the Animals,” anyone?

  3. TheBibliophile responds:

    “Day of the Animals,” anyone?cryptidsrus

    …and Leslie Neilsen is nowhere to be found – looks like we’re in for it this time!

    Come to think of it, with Hollywood’s current trend of ‘remake EVERYTHING we’ve done before’, I really wouldn’t be surprised to hear about a big-budget version of that movie in production. Environmental scare films always seem to do good business, especially right now.

    With the number of ape and monkey ‘attacks’ in the news recently, it would seem an appropriate (if somewhat tasteless) time to remake “In the Shadow of Kilimanjaro”. That could be one hell of a scary movie if someone took the time to film and edit it properly.

  4. Dj Plasmic Nebula responds:

    woah i knew this was coming seriously. 🙂

    first nice animals turn mean and carnivorious eating humans type of animal becomes friendly

  5. Dj Plasmic Nebula responds:

    broke her bones, how strong are chimps, bonobos, golden monkies?

    I say Gorilla

  6. MichaelCraig responds:

    Dj…why would a Gorilla be in China? A grasshopper could break this poor little old ladies bones. They are a high risk country for Osteoporosis which makes their bones even more brittle.

  7. WOLVES-TALON responds:

    “Day of the Animals,” anyone?

    That is absolutely the funniest thing that I have read as of late…ha ha ha

    The re-make should be called: ” Day of the cryptids”

    If they are going to re-make that classic…I thing they should hire Biscardi ….and kill him off first…maybe by a Sasquatch..hell bent on revenge..

    Now that be funny !!

    Thanks Loren !

  8. ukulelemike responds:

    Dang monkeys! If they aren’t throwing poop, they’re throwing people!

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