Today is National Monkey Day! Although this holiday technically commemorates the day John Scopes was convicted for teaching evolution in the infamous Monkey Trial ending on July 21, 1925 (bet you didn't know that fact), we decided to use that bit of history to commemorate some silly monkey phrases. Check out cute creatures acting as the saying would imply — "Monkey see, monkey do," after all!
The Brookfield Zoo welcomed an adorable Angolan Colobus baby monkey just a few weeks ago, and this little one is seriously sweet. Baby Angolan monkeys are born completely white, turn gray, and then black, which is the color they'll remain through adulthood. This unique primate is native to the dense rain forests of central Africa and are thriving in zoos. Click through for pictures of the new addition and a few interesting facts about Angolan monkeys.
The adorable carrot-top Francois langur monkey born at the San Francisco Zoo just in time for the city's hometown Major League Baseball team's victorious run through the postseason finally has a name! Within minutes after the Giants completed their four-game sweep of the Detroit Tigers to win the World Series, the zoo announced the babe's new moniker, inspired by one of the outstanding members of the world champion team. Know what it is?
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She may be only 2.5 weeks old, but the San Francisco Zoo's baby François langur monkey is already causing quite a stir. Born bright orange, François langurs eventually turn black, but this wee October-born one not only seems ready for trick-or-treating and spooky Halloween hijinks, but she has also arrived just in time — and in the perfect team colors — to root on her hometown's Major League Baseball team as they play for the World Series title. Heralded as the orange and black San Francisco Giants' rally monkey, her official name is still out for debate. But according to the zoo's Facebook page, the front-runners are Scutaro (for Giants second baseman and NLDS Most Valuable Player Marco Scutaro) and Posey (for Giants catcher and National League Comeback Player of the Year Buster Posey).
Of course, Detroit's mascot, the tiger, also carries favorable markings for the season, but as some have noted, these noble felines also wear Giants team colors, if you're the superstitious betting type! For more photos and a video of this adorable primate babe, just keep reading.
We all know the effect that a baby white-handed gibbon can have on the ol' heartstrings (tug, tug . . . YANK, YANK, YANK!), but there are some moments when even such an icon of awww-someness just takes it too far. This is one of those moments for Chuck, the resident rescue cat at the Monkey Island Rescue and Sanctuary. Her quiet pose may imply zen-like tolerance, but that facial expression and swish-swish-swish of her tail just say it all.
We humans think of cherry blossoms as graceful representatives of nature's artwork, but Japanese macaques think they taste pretty good! With the lovely trees in full bloom in Tokyo, monkeys at the Ueno Zoo are diving headlong into these Spring delicacies while they last.
Have you ever seen a sweeter little face? Here, proud mama Safra, a Toque macaque, holds on tight to her 5-week-old baby. The little guy was born at the Berlin Zoo on Oct. 22. Keep clicking for more unbearable cuteness!