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Thanks, Jose, for sharing the nice squirrel monkey WWF set :) :)


Monkeys in Zoos - Tsimbazaza Park, Madagascar

The Botanic and Zoologic Park of Tsimbazaza is a zoo and botanical garden in southern Antananarivo, Madagascar, that houses the finest collection of Madagascan wildlife, with several unique species on display. Among them, a small group of ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta) living freely on an island.

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of Tsimbazaza zoo, Madagascar issued on August 22, 1988 a set of three stamps depicting the park's lemurs:

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Sauim-de-coleira (Saguinus bicolor) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pied_tamarin
Macaco-bigodeiro (Saguinus imperator) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_tamarin
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Thank you very much, Jose, for your contribution. You are welcome! :)

Monkeys in Art - Painting by Pierre Gobert

Louise Hippolyte, Princess of Monaco (1697 – 1731) with monkey, painting by Pierre Gobert (1662 – 1744), issued by Monaco on November 25, 1969. Engraved by René Cottet:

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Monkeys in Chinese Mythology - Monkey-King

Sun Wukong, also known as the Monkey King, is a main character in the Chinese classical novel “Journey to the West”. China issued several sets of stamps depicting this novel, but I think the following set of stamps just released on May 3, 2015, has very special and extraordinary designs:

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Battle with the Heaven Army:

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Monkeys in Virunga Park, congo

The Virunga National Park is a National Park in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, bordering Rwanda and Uganda. The park was established in 1925 as Africa's first national park and is a UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site since 1979. In recent years poaching and the Congo Civil War have seriously damaged its wildlife population.

Several different monkey species are living in Virunga. Here is a stamp depicting Grivet (Cercopithecus aethiops) issued by Zaire (DR Congo) on November 5, 1982 as one of a set depicting animals from Virunga:

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This stamp was issued as se-tenant with a tab depicting Virunga park map:

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Virunga is very famous for its mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei). Dian Fossey (1932–1985), American zoologist, undertook an extensive study of mountain gorilla groups in Virunga. Here is a stamp issued by Congo in 2005 depicting gorilla photo taken in the park:

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Chimpanzee, printed by lithography, and issued by People's Republic of Congo on July 11, 1978 as one of a set of six stamps publicizing endangered animals and the World Wildlife Fund, Scott No. 456.

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Endangered Monkeys on WWF Stamps
The Barbary Macaque


The Barbary macaque (Macaca sylvanus) is a species of macaque unique for its distribution outside Asia. Found in the Atlas Mountains of Algeria and Morocco along with a small population that were introduced from Morocco to Gibraltar, the Barbary macaque is one of the best-known Old World monkey species. Wild populations of Barbary macaques have suffered a major decline in recent years to the point of being declared in 2009 as an endangered species by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature).

On September 15, 1988, Algeria issued a set of WWF stamps depicting the Barbary Macaque:

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Here is a MC depicting Macaque family:

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A first day of issue postmark:

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Recently, I added to my collection 4 nice covers sent from Algeria to Finland, all together franked with the complete WWF set of the Macaque:

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I just purchased in a reasonable price a very rare item. It is a cover sent from Madagascar to Finland, franked with one of the stamps of a set issued by Madagascar in 1995 commemorating the 50 anniversary of the environmental protection by the UN. From unknown reason to me, the set became very rare and hardly seen in the market. Michel catalogue doesn't price this set. I bought the cover since the stamp depicting ring-tailed lemur:

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Here is an high resolution scan of the stamp - beautifully designed:

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Monkeys in Chinese Art

"Romping Monkeys" by unknown Chinese artist in Sung dynasty (960 - 1279 AD), issued in 2004 by Bequia - Grenadines of St. Vincent, to celebrate the Chinese New Year of the monkey;

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From Guernsey, in the Endangered Species series of Souvenir Sheets,
this shows the Golden Snub-nosed Monkey. Issued 29 Jan 2004.
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Also from Guernsey, issued on 17 November 1989, celebrating the 10th anniversary
of the Guernsey Zoological Trust, titled "Animals of the Rain Forest".
Capuchin Monkey, White-lipped Tamarin, Common Squirrel Monkey and the Common
Gibbon are shown (along with the Two-toed Sloth - not from the ape family).

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Issued by Guernsey on 2nd August 2007, showing Mountain Gorillas:
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The species name refers to a German Captain, Robert von Beringe, who shot two apes whilst on a trek with the German East Africa Protectorate Force in 1902. These apes were of a species that had previously not been identified.

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South Korea's Year of the Monkey issue (2003):

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Thank you very much, outremer, for sharing the lovely stamps. :D


Endangered Monkeys on WWF Stamps
Mongoose Lemur


The mongoose lemur (Eulemur mongoz) lives in dry deciduous forests on the island of Madagascar as well as in the humid forests on the islands of the Comoros. The latest IUCN Red List assessment categorizes mongoose lemurs as endangered. The greatest threats to this species are habitat destruction and hunting. Slash-and-burn agriculture, clearing land for cattle, and charcoal production all result in reduced habitat for the mongoose lemurs.

The Comoros Islands issued on February 18, 1987 a set of WWF stamps depicting the mongoose lemur:

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Here is a MC depicting the lemur in the forest:

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Chacma baboons (Papio ursinus), printed by lithography, and issued by Lesotho on April 25, 1977 as a World Wildlife Fund stamp, Scott No. 232, plus a "family photo."

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Monkey Toys

Chimpanzee toy, issued by Togo in 1971 to commemorate 25th anniversary of UNICEF:

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This stamp was issued also in SS contains the complete set:

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Monkey playing cymbals, issued by Thailand in 2010 to mark the international letter writing week:

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Monkey toy made of cloths, booklet cover, issued by Ireland in 2008. The booklet contains greetings stamps:

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Monkeys in Scientific Research
Gombe Park


The Gombe Stream Research Center was founded in 1965 to advance Jane Goodall’s revolutionary findings about chimpanzee behaviors. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the foundation, many countries issued in 2015 stamps and souvenir sheets depicting Goodall in Gombe park and several chimpanzees that she researched. Here is a SS issued by Uganda:

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Fifi and her two sons of Gombe - Tanzania, 1982:

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Fifi, Flo and Faben in Gombe - Tanzania, 1992:

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Endangered Monkeys on WWF Stamps
Southern Muriqui

The Southern Muriqui (Brachyteles arachnoides) is a species endemic to Brazil. Muriquis are the largest New World monkeys and largest non-human native primates in the Americas. This species is considered endangered because of habitat destruction, hunting pressures, and historic population declines. Only two captive populations of the Southern Muriqui exist. They are housed at the zoo of Curitiba and at the zoo of Sorocaba, Brazil. The wild population was estimated at 1,300 in 2005.

A set of two WWF stamps depicting the Southern Muriqui was issued by Brazil on July 2, 1984:

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The Urangutan

The orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) is an Asian species of extant great ape. Native to Indonesia and Malaysia, orangutans are currently found in only the rainforests of Borneo and Sumatra.

Orangutans are the most arboreal of the great apes and spend most of their time in trees. They are the most solitary of the great apes, with social bonds occurring primarily between mothers and their dependent offspring, who stay together for the first two years. Orangutans are among the most intelligent primates; they use a variety of sophisticated tools and construct elaborate sleeping nests each night from branches and foliage.

Here are several stamps and philatelic materials depicting the Orangutan:

North Borneo- issued February 1, 1961:

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Orangutan and baby in Perth zoo, Australia - MC issued September 28, 1994:

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SS issued by Indonesia on December 18, 1991 to publicize the International conference on apes:

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Orangutan and baby both on stamp and postmark - Issued by the UN on June 19, 1998 to publicize the important of the rain forests in the world:

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Postal stationary from Malaysia with printed stamp depicting Orangutan. The postage stamp added to frank the stationary also depicting Orangutan:

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And one of the best: Czech Republic - issued September 5, 2001:

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Endangered Monkeys on WWF Stamps
The Orangutan


Human activities have caused severe declines in the populations and ranges of the Orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) and this species considered to be endangered. Threats to wild orangutan populations include poaching, habitat destruction, and the illegal pet trade. Several conservation and rehabilitation organisations are dedicated to the survival of orangutans in the wild.

A set of WWF stamps depicting the Orangutan was issued by Indonesia on March 6, 1989:

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These stamps were issued in two different souvenir sheets which became relatively expensive:

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Maximum card showing mother Orangutan with baby:

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Here's the FDC belonging to the stamps commemorate the 125th Berlin Zoo anniversary.

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Meter stamp from Chessington Zoo Surrey.

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Thank you very much, Foxstamp, for posting these beautiful postmarks!! :) . In my collection, more postmarks from different zoos and, with time, I will post them either here or in the "zoo" thread. Eli


Endangered Monkeys on WWF Stamps
The Drill


The Drill (Mandrillus leucophaeus or Papio leucophaeus) is a primate of the Old World monkeys, closely related to baboons and even more closely to mandrills. Drills are found only in Nigeria, Cameroon and on Bioko Island, part of Equatorial Guinea, in rainforest habitats.

Drills are among Africa’s most endangered mammals, and are listed by the IUCN as the highest conservation priority of all African primates. Drill numbers have been declining in all known habitat areas for decades as a result of illegal commercial hunting, habitat destruction, and human development.

A set of WWF stamps depicting the Drill was issued by Cameroon on May 25, 1988:

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Maximum card showing adult Drill:

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Year of the Monkey Stamps

To celebrate the Chinese Year of the Monkey 2004, Hong Kong issued on January 4, 2004 a set of four stamps (posted by dzhuo in the first page of this thread) and three different SS's, one of them is gold embossed ( value 100HK$!!). Here is one of the SS's containing the four issued stamps on a cover posted to me:

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One of the stamps in the set depicting Capped Langur (Presbytis pileatus) mother and baby:

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In the end of the Year of the Monkey and the beginning of the Year of the Rooster, on January 30, 2005, Hong Kong issued a SS containing silver embossed stamp producing the same design of the above stamp (again, 100HK$):

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What a celebration!!! :D (but not for collectors with limited budget :( )

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Year of the Monkey Stamps - HK continues the celebration

As I wrote above, four stamps were issued by HK to celebrate the 2004 year of the monkey. The high value stamp depicting Snub-Nosed Monkey (Pygathrix roxellana):

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This stamp was issued also as imperforated in SS. Here is the SS on a cover posted to me:

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In addition, another high value SS (100$HK!!) with two real silver and gold embossed stamps was issued. One of the stamps depicting the same design of the high value Snub-Nosed Monkey and the other depicting a ram, the symbol of the previous year 2003:

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If all of these is not enough, in year 2011, in the end of the 12-years cycle, HK issued a large SS containing 12 stamps, each from each lunar year. The stamp representing the year of the monkey has same design like the 2004 high value Snub-Nosed Monkey, but it is a different stamp since the value and the year are different:

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So, what we have?
In year 2004: set of four stamps (6.80$HK), SS with the four stamps (6.80$HK), SS with imperforated stamp (5.0$HK), SS with gold and silver embossed stamps of monkey and ram (100$HK).
In year 2005: SS with gold and silver embossed stamps of monkey and rooster (100$HK).
In year 2011: SS with 12 stamps including monkey (16.80$HK).
Face value of all together is 235.4$HK (equal today to 30.5$US) - Very expensive issues!!. Just to compare, only two stamps were issued by HK to celebrate 1968 year of the monkey, and four stamps + SS for 1992 year of the monkey. I hope less will be issued for the coming 2016 year of the monkey.

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The Red Leaf Monkey

The Red Leaf Monkey or Maroon Langur (Presbytis rubicunda) is a species of primate in the Old World monkeys family. It is found on the southeast Asian island of Borneo and the nearby smaller Karimata. The Red Leaf Monkey mostly live in forests at altitudes below 2,000 m. They feed on leaves, seeds and fruits.

Here are two stamps issued on December 16, 2003 by Malaysia, depicting the Red Leaf Monkey:

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Two aerograms franked with these stamps (and Orangutan printed stamp), sent registered from Selangor, Malaysia to AZ, USA, and applied with arrival postmark:

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The back side of the aerograms (same design in both of them):

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Mexican Spider Monkey (Ateles geoffroyi vellerosus, aka Ateles neglectus, printed by photogravure (Courvoisier, S.A.), and issued by El Salvador on June 22, 1963, Scott No. 739, plus a photo.

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Endangered Monkeys on WWF Stamps
Temminck's Red Colobus


Temminck's Red Colobus (Procolobus badius temminckii) is one of three subspecies of the Western Red Colobus, a species of Old World monkey found in West African forests from Senegal to Ghana. All three subspecies of the Colobus are endangered as a result of habitat destruction and human development.

A set of WWF stamps depicting the Temminck's Red Colobus was issued by Guinea Bissau on November 5, 1992:

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These stamps issued as se-tenant:

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Maximum card showing adult Colobus:

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A special postmark was issued and applied in the first day of the issue, depicting the Drill in a design resembles one of the stamp designs:

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Monkeys in Literature - "The monkey who lost his tail"

"The monkey who lost his tail" tells about a stupid monkey that could not understand what he had to change and to get, and losing something very important for himself. In the Portuguese version of the tale, which originally came from Angola, the monkey loses his tail, but left with a guitar.

The song singing by the monkey:

"I took my tail for a razor, took the knife for sardines, took sardines for flour, took the flour for a girl, took the girl for a shirt, took the shirt for a guitar, Frum-frum-fruuum, I am off to Angola!"

The legend is depicted on SS issued by Portugal in 2010 as part of Europa CEPT omnibus set:

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source: "The monkey who lost his tail"

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Common squirrel monkey (Saimiri sciureus), printed by lithography, and issued by Surinam on August 20, 1969, Scott No. 363, plus a photo.

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The Prosimians (Pre-monkeys)

Prosimians are the most primitive of the living primates, which also include the monkeys and apes. The name prosimian means pre-monkey. The living prosimians are placed in the suborder Prosimii, which includes four families of lemurs, the bush babies, lorises and pottos, and the tarsiers. Some authorities also include the tree shrews, though others separate them into an order of their own.

Prosimian are primarily tree-dwellers. They have a longer snout than the monkeys and apes, and the prosimian snout usually ends in a moist nose, indicating a well-developed sense of smell. A larger proportion of the brain of prosimians is devoted to the sense of smell than the sense of vision. Prosimians actively scent-mark their territories to warn other animals of their occupancy.

Prosimians are the only primates native to Madagascar, but are also found throughout Africa and in Asia. Hence, Madagascar issued many stamps depicting prosimians, like the following set issued on December 6, 1983:

Aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis):

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Gray Mouse Lemur (Microcebus murinus):

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Black-and-white Ruffed Lemur (Varecia variegata, Lemur variegata):

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Verreaux's sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi):

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Indri or Babakoto (Indri indri):

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Potto (Perodicticus potto)

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Beside stamps and covers, when my budget allows me, I try to enrich my monkey stamp collection with different philatelic items. Here are several color assays I have in my collection:

Ring-tailed Lemur (Lemur catta) - Designed and engraved by Pierre Gandon and issued by Madagascar on September 20, 1954:

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Mongoose Lemur (Eulemur mongoz) - Designed and engraved by Jean Pheulpin and issued by Madagascar on December 9, 1961:

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Diademed Monkey (Cercopithecus mitis) - issued by Mozambique on December 21, 1976:

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Slow Loris (Nycticebus coucang)* - issued by Equatorial Guinea on September 20, 1976;

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*not sure the Loris depicted on the stamp is indeed the Slow Loris.

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The Prosimians (Pre-monkeys)

Prosimians are the only primates native to Madagascar but also to the Comoro Islands, an archipelago of volcanic islands situated between the African continent and the island of Madagascar. A set of nine stamps depicting Prosimians was issued by the Comoro Islands in 1998 (part of them are not native to the Comoro). Here they are:

Gray Mouse Lemur (Microcebus murinus):

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Black Lemur (Eulemur macaco):

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Ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta):

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Potto (Perodicticus potto):

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Red Ruffed Lemur (Varecia rubra):

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Indri (Indri indri):

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Black-and-white Ruffed Lemur (Varecia variegata):

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Aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis):

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Spectral Tarsier (Tarsius spectrum or Tarsius tarsier):

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Monkeys in Literature - Curious George

Curious George is one of the characters of popular French children's books by the same name, written by Hans Augusto Rey and Margret Rey. The books feature a curious brown monkey named George, who is brought from his home in Africa by "The Man with The Yellow Hat" to live with him in a big city.

Books featuring the adventures of Curious George have been translated from the original French into many other languages in addition to English. The books have been adapted into several television series and films.


Curious George, issued by the USA on June 10, 2006 as one of four stamps of a set depicting favorite children's book animals:

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George was so curious to see Israel:

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Endangered Monkeys on WWF Stamps
The Geoffroy's Spider Monkey


Geoffroy's spider monkey (Ateles geoffroyi), also known as the black-handed spider monkey is a species of spider monkey, a type of New World monkey, from Central America. Geoffroy's spider monkey lives in fission–fusion societies (size and composition of the social group change with time) that contain between 20 and 42 members. Its diet consists primarily of ripe fruit and it requires large tracts of forest to survive. As a result of habitat loss, hunting and capture for the pet trade, it is considered to be endangered by the IUCN.

A set of WWF stamps depicting the Geoffroy's spider monkey was issued by Honduras on April 18, 1990:

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Maximum card showing a group of Geoffroy's spider monkeys:

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A special postmark was issued and applied in the first day of the issue, depicting the spider monkey in a design resembles one of the stamp designs:

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I added to my collection these nice covers sent from Cameroon to Finland, all together franked with complete set of WWF stamps depicting Drill issued by Cameroon on May 25, 1988:

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Monkeys in Chinese Art

"Green Bamboo and a White Ape" by Ren Yu (1854 - 1901), issued in 2004 by Palau, to celebrate the Chinese New Year of the monkey:

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Monkeys on WWF Stamps

Most of the WWF sets of stamps issued by world countries are usually consisted of 4 stamps and usually depicting one species only (as the sets I already posted here). In rare cases, some sets depicting different endangered species. Here are several WWF monkey stamps issued in such unusual sets of stamps:

Mountain Gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei), issued by GB on March 22, 2011 as one of a set of 10 WWF stamps:

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Olive Colobus (Colobus verus), issued by Ghana on June 22, 1977 as one of a set of four WWf stamps:

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Red Colobus (Colobus badius), issued by Uganda on September 26, 1977 as one of a set of four WWF stamps (same stamps were joint issued by Tanzania and Kenya):

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Olive Colobus (Colobus verus) and Common chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes), issued by Ivory Coast on November 3, 1979 as two of a set of 6 WWF stamps (don't have the complete set):

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Love the Ivory Coast's stamp designs!! Beautiful!! :)

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Monkeys in Medical Research and Diagnosis

Tuberculosis is a widespread, infectious disease caused by various strains of mycobacteria, usually Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Tuberculosis generally affects the lungs, but can also affect other parts of the body. The classic symptoms of active TB infection are a chronic cough with blood-tinged sputum, fever, night sweats, and weight loss.

Animal models are used for studying the pathogenesis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MT) infection, as well as for testing the efficacy of vaccines and drug treatments for the disease. Among the models, different monkey species, particularly macaques (Macaca fascicularis), share the greatest anatomical and physiological similarities with humans. As such, macaque models have been used for investigating tuberculosis pathogenesis and preclinical testing of drugs and vaccines.


Here are two stamps issued in 1982 by Guinea to commemorate centenary of Mycobacterium tuberculosis discovery by Robert Koch (1882), depicting monkeys used in MT research:

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The stamps were issued as part of a set of seven stamps:
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Primate Behavior - Grooming

In social animals, social grooming is an activity in which individuals in a group clean or maintain one another's body or appearance. Grooming is a major social activity, and a means by which animals that live in proximity may bond and reinforce social structures, family links, and build relationships. Social grooming also is used as a form of reconciliation and a means of conflict resolution in some species.

Primates provide the best example of this activity. The trust and bonding it builds is critical to group cooperation. Among primates, social grooming plays an important role in establishing and maintaining alliances and dominance hierarchies, for building coalitions, and for reconciliation after conflicts; it is also a resource that is exchanged for other resources, such as food and sex. Primates groom socially in moments of boredom as well, and the act has been shown to reduce tension and stress. It is often associated with observed periods of relaxed behavior, and primates have been known to fall asleep while receiving grooming.


Here are several stamps depicting grooming among primates:

Grooming among Guinea Baboons (Papio papio), issued by Mauritania on July 6, 1963. Designed and engraved by Claude Hertenberger:

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Grooming among Yellow Baboons (Papio cynocephalus), issued by Yemen on August 15, 1964:

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Grooming among Red-handed Tamarin (Saguinus midas), issued by North Korea on January 1, 1992 to mark to new Chinese year of the monkey:

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Grooming among Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes), issued by Guinea on June 6, 1969:

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Endangered Monkeys on WWF Stamps
Collared Mangabey and Guinea Baboon


Two different endangered species of primates are depicted on WWF set of stamps issued by Guinea on May 24, 2000:


The collared mangabey (Cercocebus torquatus) is a species of primate in the family Cercopithecidae of Old World monkeys. It found in coastal, swamp, mangrove, and valley forests, from western Nigeria, into Cameroon, and throughout Equatorial Guinea, Guinea and Gabon. The collared mangabey is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red list due to habitat loss and hunting for bushmeat. It is also listed as endangered species on CITES and on the African Convention on the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources:

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The Guinea baboon (Papio papio) is a baboon from the Old World monkey family. The Guinea baboon inhabits a small area in western Africa. Its range includes Guinea, Senegal, Gambia, southern Mauritania and western Mali. Its habitat includes dry forests, gallery forests, and adjoining bush savannas or steppes. Due to its small range and the loss of its habitat, the Guinea baboon is classified as "near threatened" by the IUCN.

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The mandrill (Mandrillus sphinx) is a primate of the Old World monkey family, closely related to the baboons and to the drill. It is found in Cameroon, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, and Congo. Mandrills mostly live in tropical rainforests and forest-savanna mosaics. They live in groups called hordes.

Here are several stamps depicting the Mandrill:

Islamic Republic of Iran – issued in SS on August 28, 2004:

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Cameroon, issued in 1998:

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Burundi, issued on July 31, 1975:

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And the best one, SS issued by Hungary in 2006 commemorating 140th anniversary of Budapest zoo:

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Altruism and Maternity among Chimpanzees

Altruism or selflessness is the principle or practice of concern for the welfare of others. Among her observations, Jane Goodall observed in Gombe that Chimpanzees are altruistic animals that care about the welfare of others, share food together, protect each other and, in some cases, adopt orphaned infants.

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Here are three stamps show the altruistic behavior of chimpanzees:

Mother chimpanzee protecting her baby – issued by Cuba on May 15, 1998:

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Chimpanzees sharing food together in Niokolo-Koba national park, Senegal – issued by Senegal on July 2, 1980:

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Mother chimpanzees carrying their babies on the back – issued by Nicaragua on March 30, 1999:

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Endangered Monkeys on WWF Stamps
The Green Monkey


The Green monkey (Cercopithecus aethiops sabaeus) occurs in a wide range of wooded habitats, ranging from very dry Sahel woodland to the edge of rainforests. It is also commonly seen in coastal regions, where known to feed on seashore foods such as crabs. It also takes a wide variety of other foods, including fruits and invertebrates. The green monkey is found in West Africa. It has been introduced to the Cape Verde islands and the West Indian islands of Saint Kitts, Nevis, Saint Martin, and Barbados.

A set of WWF stamps depicting the Green monkey was issued by St. Kitts on December 1, 1986:

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India Post has released two stamps on "Zoological Survey of India", One inland and one international. On the International stamp left side top corner you can see a monkey on the tree.

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Thank you, PdotK, for sharing!! I know this SS but didn't realize it also depicting monkey. I already ordered one to be with his friends in my album :)

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It seems that someone in the philatelic service of Suriname love very much monkeys and apes!!, if not, I don't know how to explain the fact that Suriname issued many different sets, each contains 9-12 stamps, depicting monkeys. Most of the monkeys and apes depicted are not native of Suriname, but are from around the world like African and Asian apes and monkeys.

In contrary, one set of 12 stamps, issued on February 12, 1997, depicting monkeys endemic to South and Central America, several of them living in Suriname. Here are the stamps:

Tufted Capuchin (Cebus apella apella):

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Weeping Capuchin (Cebus nigrivittatus):

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Red-faced Black Spider Monkey (Ateles paniscus paniscus):

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Golden-handed Tamarin (Saguinus midas midas):

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Black-browed Spider Monkey (Ateles geoffroyi frontatus):

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Red Spider Monkey (Ateles geoffroyi panamensis):

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Suriname Monkeys Stamps 1997


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(Cont' from previous post):

White Uakari (Cacajao calvus calvus):

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Yellow-tailed Woolly Monkey (Lagothrix flavicauda):

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Panamanian Tamarin (Saguinus oedipus geoffroyi):

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Bare-face Tamarin (Saguinus bicolor ochraceus):

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Common Squirrel Monkey (Saimiri sciureus sciureus):

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Venezuelan Red Howler (Alouatta seniculus):

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Suriname Monkeys Stamps 1997

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(Cont' from previous post):

Stamps of same value issued in se-tenant pairs:

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