Sunday, December 14, 2014

Dia Mundial do Macaco 2014




Monkey Day

Hoje, 14 Dezembro celebra-se o Dia Mundial do Macaco (não oficial). Este Dia Mundial do Macaco celebrou-se pela primeira vez quando o artista Casey Sorrow, então um estudante de arte na Universidade de Michigan, em tom de brincadeira rabiscou Dia Macaco na agenda de um amigo e, em seguida, comemorou o dia com outros estudantes de arte MSU.



photo: Clemens Bilan | AFP/Getty Images (2009)

Ganhou notoriedade quando Sorrow e colega estudante de arte MSU Eric Millikin começou a incluir o "Dia do Macaco" em suas obras de arte e Feto-X histórias em quadrinhos, e começou a promovê-lo online, juntamente com outros artistas.


Photograph: Jed Weingarten, National Goegraphic
A white-headed langur grooms a juvenile in a tree in China's Chongzuo EcoPark.

Desde então, o Dia do Macaco tem sido comemorado internacionalmente, em aíses como os Estados Unidos, Canadá, Alemanha e Reino Unido.

O dia é celebrado para chamar a atenção dos assuntos relacionados com os símios, incluindo estudo, direitos dos animais e evolução.



Google Doodle Dian Fossey

Impossível não falar de Dian Fossey, a zoologista norte-americana a quem Google dedicou um doodle no dia seu 82º aniversário em Janeiro deste ano, 2014. Ler mais aqui






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Macaca fuscata (Snow Monkeys)
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Happy World #MonkeyDay! These fellows are Macaca fuscata, better known as snow monkeys, from Nagota, Japan. 

Today is World Monkey Day ! The holiday was started in 2001 when artist Casey Sorrow, then an art student at Michigan State University, jokingly scribbled Monkey Day on a friend's calendar, and then first celebrated the holiday with other MSU art students.

Photograph: Joel Sartore, National Geographic Creative
Two young howler monkeys peek out from their mother's lap in Pantanal, Brazil.
The holiday is primarily celebrated with costume parties intended to help draw attention to issues related to simians, including medical research, animal rights, and evolution.


Photo: Reuters

It gained notoriety when Sorrow and fellow MSU art student Eric Millikin began including Monkey Day in their artwork and Fetus-X comic strips, and began promoting it online along with other artists. 

Since then, Monkey Day has been celebrated internationally, across countries such as the U.S., Canada, Germany, and the United Kingdom.



Talking about World Monkey Day, we can not forget Dian Fossey.

Google celebrated the 82nd birthday of the American zoologist Dian Fossey in January 2014.
The doodle above features a group of gorillas, with one touching Dian Fossey’s hair while she makes notes.
Everybody watched the film Gorillas in the Mis(1988) starring Sigourney Weaver as naturalist Dian Fossey. It tells the true-life story of her work in Rwanda with Mountain Gorillas and was nominated for five Academy Awards
Based on Portions of Dian Fossey's Gorillas in the Mist (1983) and the Hayes article. The book covers Fossey's scientific career in great detail. Read more here

credits: unknown (?)

So! Happy Happy Monkey Day !

Geração 'green'

14.12.2014
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References:
Wikipedia Monkey day

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