Celebrating Monkey Day : Dec 14, #MonkeyDay

Celebrating Monkey Day

December 14 is an unofficial international holiday for celebrating Monkey Day.  Worldwide, this day is enjoyed by acting like monkeys, attending costume parties, creating art, music, competitions, and just generally encouraging monkey business.

Celebrating Monkey Day
Photo: Peter Miller, Flickr
Black-and-White Colobus Monkey

But on a more serious note, celebrating Monkey Day is an opportunity to raise awareness of the theory of evolution, medical research and animal rights.  Monkey Day not only celebrates monkeys, though. It’s also a day to focus on other non-human primates such as apes, tarsiers, and lemurs.

It is sometimes known as “World Monkey Day.”  It has no religious affiliations.

My way of celebrating Monkey Day is to share with you different articles I wrote about these primates.  Enjoy.


Capuchin Monkeys, Do These Primates Make Good Pets?

Tonkin Snub-Nosed Monkey Facts, Endangered Primates

Video: Monkey Teaching Human How to Crush Leaves

Animal Defenders International Exposes Brutal Monkey Farm [GRAPHIC]


Video: Koko the Gorilla Mourns Robin Williams Death, 8-11-2014

Video: Baby Orangutans Budi and Jemmi


Video: True Aye-Aye Facts, Curious Little Lemur Animal: Cute or Ugly?


Video: Fun Facts About the Philippine Tarsier, Those Eyes!

Now, if you will excuse me, I will continue celebrating Monkey Day by having a rather large bowl of Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey ice cream.  Mmmm.  Ciao for now!


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