Guys! Oh man, I’m almost too excited to type. Do you know what today is?
@Drew__187 colobus day
— Tomas (@TomasG_13) October 6, 2015
happy colobus day everyone pic.twitter.com/LF2A72VDg9
— Cakemittens (@cakemittens) October 13, 2014
That’s right! Colobus Day! Traditionally, the second Monday of October in the U.S. is reserved for the appreciation of the colobus, an Old World monkey known for its keen wit and exploratory instincts.
No it’s not, Ana Rodriguez! Colobus Day is a great chance to remember that colobuses are amazing jumpers with fantastic tails—not to mention adorable. But while some people have Colobus Day off, many do not.
Found out I got paid $13 an hour for working on colobus day!😄😄😄😄😄
— Justin Grabowski⚾ (@grabooo53) October 15, 2014
Tragic, no? It’s sad to think of anyone having to spend Colobus Day in a cubicle instead of at a zoo with a colobus exhibit, or hiking into the African jungles where wild colobuses make their home. That’s why we’re here to give you all the colobuses you can handle.
Like, check out this colobus, for one.
— Miriam Haas (@MiriamHaas11) October 4, 2015
Or this one!
— ChungKristinas (@ChungKristinas) October 4, 2015
Please note this colobus as well:
Colobus 🐵 pic.twitter.com/1OOkmUJ6A1
— court ♔ (@courrttneyyy) September 6, 2015
This colobus has a baby colobus, y’all!
— StanleyTMonkey (@StanleyTMonkey) October 3, 2015
Meanwhile, this colobus knows what’s up:
But there’s one thing they’ll always be: colobuses.
— Visit Rwanda (@visitrwanda_now) September 27, 2015
And no matter how many Colobus Days you’ve lived through, you always learn something new about colobuses on this wonderful occasion.
The red colobus monkey eats leaves and then it just farts all day
— quinn (@qniuuy) February 20, 2015
With all the joy colobus monkeys bring us year in and year out, it really is hard to imagine why anyone is against the tradition of Colobus Day.
I can understand all the controversy surrounding Colobus Day. Who trusts a monkey without thumbs?
— Kaiser (@VonKaiser) October 14, 2014
We do, @VonKaiser. We do.
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