Monkey Day is December 14

Who doesn’t love monkeys? Monkey Day is December 14. The holiday provides an opportunity to celebrate simians, and focus on issues related to monkeys, such as animal rights, monkey habitats and evolution. Many people make donations to primate sanctuaries, or visit zoos, many of which hold events observing Monkey Day.

In honor of Monkey Day, here are several of our favorite monkey-related items that you can find in the DLG.

 

A photograph of a firefighter driving a vehicle with a pet monkey riding on his shoulder.

 

Firefighters with pet monkey, 1944. LBT21-164b, Lane Brothers Commercial Photographers Photographic Collection, 1920-1976. Photographic Collection, Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library.
Firefighters with pet monkey, 1944.
LBT21-164b, Lane Brothers Commercial Photographers Photographic Collection, 1920-1976. Photographic Collection, Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library.

A photograph of an adult and a baby monkey taken at the Grant Park Zoo.

 

Monkey at Grant Park Zoo. N64-082_a, Tracy O'Neal Photographic Collection, 1923-1975, Photographic Collection. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library.
Monkey at Grant Park Zoo.
N64-082_a, Tracy O’Neal Photographic Collection, 1923-1975, Photographic Collection. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library.

 

Newsfilm footage of a monkey being presented a medallion. The monkey probably traveled on a space mission.

 

SPACE MONKEY AWARD; UNIDENTIFIED WHITE MALE AND MONKEY PRESENTED WITH AWARD. wsbn40047, (No title), WSB-TV newsfilm collection, reel 0847, 9:14/09:41, Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, The University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Ga.
SPACE MONKEY AWARD; UNIDENTIFIED WHITE MALE AND MONKEY PRESENTED WITH AWARD.
wsbn40047, (No title), WSB-TV newsfilm collection, reel 0847, 9:14/09:41, Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, The University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Ga.

 

Happy Monkey Day, everyone!

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