How did the Spider Monkey get its name?

Oh look, here’s one now. Let’s ask. So what are you, a spider or a monkey? One or the other, you can’t have it both ways!

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My name is a combination of the word spider, which is Latin for AAAAIIIIEEEEE! [Psycho music], and the word Monkey, which is a made-up word that is cute to say.

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Hula Skirt Monkey would have been nice. That Carl Linnaeus sure has a lot to answer for.

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Baby spider monkey learns to leap, via Zooborns.

C.O. Laundry Tips

Remember to separate puppies and toddlers before washing. Both tend to run like crazy, and will blend into each other if washed together.

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Via Reddit.

Friday Haiku I

On sunny days some

Look up and see the sky, some

See the universe.

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Thank you for the wonderful images sent to us from Chris W.

Full Service Goat Station

Fill ‘er up, please! And check the tires while you’re at it, thanks.

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“Apparently the goats at the petting zoo REALLY like human babies, but she doesn’t look too amused.” -Nadine B.

Walk-Ins Welcome

That’s right. Straight ahead. Keep going!

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Choose from a wide variety of menu options.

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At your service. What will it be today?

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How may I help you?

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Professional care at its very best!

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Whether you want it or not.

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Japanese macaques, or Snow Monkeys, roam free at Jigokudani Monkey Park, about 3 hours northwest of Tokyo by bullet train. There’s even a Snow Monkey Webcam! Via Rocket News.

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Carrot!

Four out of five surprised lemurs agree: Mrs. MacGregor’s Real Down-Home Olde-Fashioned Carrot Substitute™ tastes just like the real thing!


Spotted on Reddit by Buzz.

If Looks Could Chill

Oh, I love to catch snowflakes on my tongue…


What, you think that looks silly?


Luckily, my tongue has other applications…


Via Mark Dumont.

Pumpkin Ooh Blech!

Who’s afraid of gory ghouls and goblins. Have you seen pumpkin guts lately?!


Colin the Red Ruffed Lemur sticks his arm into pumpkin guts at the Bristol Zoo in Bristol, England. Photo by Andrew Matthews. (“Oobleck!” It’s a Dr. Seuss thing, literally, or, literarily.)

Classic Meg Rewind: September 21, 2006

Mmmmm, snoutlicioussss

This is complete and total snout overload. How much is that pig LOL-ing? I bet that pig snorts when he laughs, too.

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Holy bacon bits, Jennifer H.!

18 Magical Moments with Lilu Blue Royal Lada and Katherine

Ever since his cat and his daughter met, Russian photographer Andy Prokh has had a pet project; this sweet photo series of Lilu Blue Royal Lada and Katherine; two beautiful Best Friends Furevers.

“I like to take photos of them because I love them both.” -Andy Prokh

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Via 123 Inspiration