Atlas Obscura is organizing trips! Join us on an adventure »
Newly Added Places
Most Popular Places
Add a Place
Atlas Obscura Books & Calendars
Shop Now »
Newly Added Places
View All Places »
Los Angeles, California
Fern Dell Nature Museum
Sheikh Hamad-al Nil Tomb
View All Destinations »
BROWSE STORIES BY
Most Recent Stories
View All Stories »
The Life-Enhancing Qualities of Cemetery Cider
The Pit of Death That Holds the History of New Zealand's Flightless Birds
Found: The Massive Skeleton of a Steller's Sea Cow
Jim Henson Wanted to Free Us From Paperwork
View All Events »
Rosehill Cemetery Walk
Prairie Avenue Obscura
Speaker Series: Dos Luces Brewery
Wagnerian Barcelona Tour and Opera Concert
Where We Travel
View All Trips »
Space Out in Chile’s Atacama Desert
Dec 08–Dec 14, 2017
Barcelona Unmasked: Cabaret, Cuisine, and Carnival
Feb 05–Feb 11, 2018
Dhows, Souqs, and Mosques of Oman
Feb 26–Mar 05, 2018
Mar 03–Mar 09, 2018
Explore the Map
Objects of Intrigue
What's near me?
43 Items Tagged
Ingredients & Condiments
Monkey Gland Sauce
No primates were harmed in the making of this South African steak sauce.
Added by rachelrummel
Mapping the Hidden Movements of Baboon Troops
What researchers have learned from tracking 57,000 individual "baboon decisions."
September 25, 2017
We're Not the Only Primate With Unsustainable Eating Habits
Monkeys using tools in Thailand might be driving their prey to extinction.
September 18, 2017
Scratching When You're Stressed Might Help Keep You Out of a Scrap
Is there anything monkeys can't teach us?
September 11, 2017
Heidelberg Bridge Monkey
It's good luck to be mocked by this monkey.
Added by Collector of Experiences
Happy Woodlawn Pet Cemetery
Canada's first pet cemetery is now abandoned.
Added by OntarioAbandonedPlaces
Rhesus Monkeys See Faces in Objects, Just Like We Do
Yes, that coffee does look a bit like a face.
August 28, 2017
Johns Creek, Georgia
Monkey Massacre Memorial
The statues commemorate the legendary mass killing of escaped circus monkeys.
Added by mandycampbell500
Arizona's (No Longer) Mysterious Monkey Farm
Some guys with drones inspired a day or two of wild speculation, though.
July 06, 2017
A Brief Encounter With Some Angry Monkeys in Florida
It was caught on tape.
July 05, 2017
Watch This Adorable Baby Macaque Roll a Snowball Down a Hill
Making snowballs is part of these Japanese snow monkeys' culture.
December 16, 2016
Tambon Tha Hin, Thailand
Phra Prang Sam Yot
Monkeys lounge around at this 13th century temple.
Added by Airdavid
You Probably Shouldn't Be Worried About This Colony of Herpes-Infected Monkeys in Florida
Still, there's a colony of herpes-infected monkeys in Florida.
November 10, 2016
A Whirlwind Tour of Space Race Relics
Places left behind by Americans and Soviets in the race to the stars.
August 12, 2016
Monkey Shuts Down Kenya's Power Supply
Or was the poor animal just a fall guy?
June 08, 2016
Have You Ever Felt as Good as These Sunbathing Lemurs?
Ah, the sensation of sunlight warming one's belly fur.
April 08, 2016
The World's Largest Gorillas Are Being Massacred Because of War
Up to 93 percent of Grauer's gorillas have disappeared in two decades.
April 05, 2016
Brothers Arrested in Attempted Smuggling of 61 Monkeys From Tanzania
One of them owned an "exotic park."
March 30, 2016
Questions or Feedback?
Add Some Wonder to Your Inbox
Every weekday we compile our most wondrous stories and deliver them straight to you.
We'd Like You to Like Us
Like Atlas Obscura and get our latest and greatest stories in your Facebook feed.
Like Us on Facebook