I love monkeys! I know you probably didn’t see that one coming….I couldn’t resist sharing a few of my favorite cute monkey pictures with you:
Pig-tail macaques at a temple in Thailand:
I love this photo. It looks rather painful, although the mother didn’t seem to mind. Talk about a mother’s love!
Catching a Ride in Palau: Surrogate Dog Mother to Baby Monkey
Such a cute photo, but such a sad story. Click the link above to find out more.
Struggling to Lose The Baby Weight in Germany at Monkey Mountain (Affenberg)
Who knew that it wasn’t only humans that face this struggle? Making things more difficult is she has temptation all day long of people offering her popcorn. At least you can take condolences in knowing that your fat a** is not showing up on some blog.
Gorillas at the Calgary and Toronto Zoo (note gorillas are actually apes, not monkeys, but I studied and worked with these gorillas so had to include them!).
I was fortunate enough to actually study and work with the gorillas in the photos below. I did a Bachelor of Science degree in Primatology (the study of primates). As part of my studies I conducted observational studies on the gorillas. After graduating I worked at the Calgary Zoo, teaching educational programs. Needless to say, my favorite ones were the ones on the gorillas.
Now, if I could just find the picture of the Capuchin monkey getting REALLY excited over my lip chap that he stole, we’d be all set. In the meantime, meet Charlie, a midget chimp – no joke, who I met while volunteering at MONA in Spain. Also check out my post on Golden monkeys. They’re one of Africa’s rarest primates. And if you want to see really cute baby monkey photos, you have to check this out!