Look closely: this piggie has a little pal riding, well, piggyback. It's so cute to watch, but this monkey jockey certainly has quite the grip to stay up top. Check it out below!
While it's about that time in the day when I'm seriously craving caffeine, these creatures' name has nothing to do with coffee-colored fur. Capuchin comes from the French word capuce, which means skullcap or hood similar to those worn by Franciscan monks. Because this species has that black head topping, it earns the name of capuchin.
Smart little clowns, capuchin monkeys have tons of energy even as little ones. While these New World monkeys often worked as organ grinders in the 19th century, nowadays they more often serve as assistant animals for people with severe disabilities when they're not living in wildlife parks around the world.
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Welcome Gan Ju! This baby boy is the first male Francois Langur to be born in Australia and the brother of last year's little girl, Elke!
He's special in more ways than one as he's the first babe to not be abandoned by his mom — see how loving Saigon is now from his secure spot? In case you were wondering where his lighter hue comes from, these leaf-eating monkeys get darker with age starting at an orange-y apricot before growing out into a rich chocolate hue. All this food (color) talk is making me hungry to see more cuteness so check out his cuddle time with mom in the gallery below!
Tomorrow's National Monkey Day! Although this holiday technically commemorates the day when John Scopes was convicted for teaching evolution in the infamous Monkey Trial ending on July 21, 1925, I'm going to use that bit of history to commemorate some monkey phrases of our own. Check out cute creatures acting as the saying would imply — "Monkey see, monkey do" after all!
Born on March 19, check out this cutie pie. Hellooooo. The owl-faced baby monkey (fancy name: Cercopithecus Hamlyni) poses with mom, Kamina, who looks a bit more like this namesake, wouldn't you say? Yup, I definitely see it, this babe will grow up with that intense owly gaze, trademark coloring and hopefully help the animals' population. After all, there are only 31 left in captivity (and five breeding females) to help this threatened species. See more pictures of the monkeys at France's Mulhouse Zoo below.
When I was little, I went through a phase of collecting Monchhichi figurines, remember those all you kids of the 80s?! I haven't thought of them in years until I saw this lil face and it came rushing back. Meet Elke, an infant Francois Langur born at Sydney's Taronga Zoo. Newborns are bright red or orange all over, but this color changes slowly and reaches black by one year of age. A critically endangered species, there are only around 1,000 of these leaf-eating monkeys still in northeast Vietnam – see one more photo of the rare babe when you read more
Another Monday, another Mandrill. Actually, that's not technically true because this is the first of these colorful-faced primates we've seen in a while. But, seems the cliche still rings true, with the monkeys and the bananas that is.
This four-week-old babe is in – you guessed it – Germany seen here with mom Zora and dad Pablo. I'm thinking someone should offer this literary bunch . . . a bunch of bananas!
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