Monks ‘n’ Racks

From the Can’t Make This Stuff Up Files:
This important news story just caught our attention by the alert cuteporters over at DListed. Apparently, a woman walked into the Amherst County Courthouse toting this petite monkular “daughter,” dressed in diapers and a pink dress, in her brassiere:

When an official asked why she had the monkey in her bra, the woman was quoted as saying, “Well, would you leave your child at home? She has to be close to me.” More on this story over at the Lynchburg, Virginia News & Advance.

Monkeh Lisa Smile

Behind the mystique, the intrigue, the enigma, lies the timeless question –  what do monkehs smile about?


Photo by Sarah Conner, who became this baby chimp’s foster mother while working at the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund and who submitted this photo to National Geographic’s Your Shot. Thanks, Marilyn T., for sending it to CO!

Mom, Can I Keep Him?

Please, pretty please, oh please? I promise I’ll take care of him and clean up after him and play with him and feed him bananas and Monkey Chow or whatever it is they eat, please can I pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeze??

Taken in Nagaon, Assam, India by Diganta Talukdar.

THIS JUST IN: Gummy Gorilla Grin

This mostly toothless smile belongs to Tiny, the first gorilla born at the London Zoo in 20 years. At four months, he’s just learning to walk, with some coaching from his loving mom Mjukuu.


Full story at The Sun.

Paws up!

National Geographic is at it again.

COMPETING WITH US!

Don’t click on their site. Please.

I blame Marilyn T. as usual. Photos by Cyril Ruoso. Submitted by the fabulous F1v3r.

And Now, Monkey Jell-O Wrestling

OK, so it’s really monkeys wrestling with Jell-O, but we wanted a more attention-getting headline. Anyway, the Bronx Zoo gave their squirrel monkeys blueberries in Jell-O to stimulate their foraging instincts, along with your “awwwwww” instincts.

Prosh Primate “Potto”

A new bebe “Potto,” closely-related to the Loris, was borned in the Cincinnati Zoo. I think you’ll agree, it’s the proshest lil’ primate ever. Take a look at this suction cup action:



Sent in by Katherine B. who heard the news over at ZooBorns.

Don’t Ask, Don’t Snorgle

[whispering Sir Richard Attenborough voice]

Rarely seen in the wild*, a Mali monkeh snorgles a Dachshund puppeh… Let’s watch.

*Wild? Wait—I think I see a leash Julie G.!

He Does this Every Winter

(Heh, heh, heh) I’ll hide some snow in the refrigerator…

… and paste someone with a snowball next June!

They never learn, Emma H.

Side Eye. A Collection.

This Guinea Pig is all: “You know you know that’s wrong” [lip puckers]


And this turtle is all “Whatchoo talkin’ ’bout now!?” [fast head swivel]


And this Bunny is all “You better hope you got carrots ’cause I ain’t wastin’ my time with no DRY pellets”


And these Gorillas are all: “Yeah I know you, but I don’t know you know you”


And this cow is all: “Son, you did NOT just do that”


And finally, this guinea pig is all: “Aw, hells no!”

What a nice collection, Zoe B. (for Guinea Pigs and Bun photos) Turtle by Libbie H. Gorillas by Jackie D. Cow by Dana S. Props to Crunktastical; the original Side Eye purveyors.

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