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Monkey Pulls the Plug on Kenyan Power Supply!

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Cheeky primate causes a nationwide blackout when he broke into a power plant...

There was some serious monkey business in Kenya last week when a meddlesome monkey climbed onto the roof of Gitaru power plant in and dropped onto a transformer tripping it! The break-in caused a chain reaction of power outages causing a national power blackout.

The vervet primate, a naturally curious breed, was able to elude the electric fence, climb onto the roof and access the transformer. The unnamed monkey miraculously survived and was taken into care by the Kenya Wildlife Service - The system has since been restored and all our power generating units are operating normally.

Other animals that have caused power outages around the world include squirrels, snakes, birds and a goose.

Picture: Radu Sigheti

How do I toilet train my cat

I rescued an adult female, desexed cat six months ago. Apparently she’s always been an outside cat. I have another cat who is mostly indoors and I would only let outside during the day if I was home. Luna didn’t like being indoors and wasn’t using the litter tray properly. I had her confined in the bathroom for a few days to get use to it and she would go next to it, rarely in it. She will sometimes use a tray otherwise will urinate or poop on the floor. I am at wits end. I have two trays, I’ve changed the type of litter, put dirt in the tray, picked up the poop and put it in the tray to show her that where it goes. I’ve used spray in the tray to attract her to want to use the tray. I bought felliway diffuser which is meant to calm cats and have also used the rescue remedy drops in her food. I’ve recently moved house where there is a cat enclosure so she can go in and out when ever she pleases but still goes in the kitchen (as I now close the bathroom door when she started going to the toilet in there), but tonight I noticed she’s been going in the spare room if anything is left on the floor which is carpeted. So I’ve now cleared that whole room to prevent her from going to the toilet. She is still going in the kitchen. I’ve tried cleaning the area and eliminating her scent by using water and vinegar then once dry use bi carb soda and hydrogen peroxide and it has made no difference. She’s been tested for a bladder infection which came up negative. I love animals. I have another cat which she now gets along with and two dogs which she is still getting use to. I don’t know what else to do and I don’t want to give her up but feel like I will have no choice.