Where does come from?
The friendly monkey emoji was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010 and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015, the same time that other animals like pig, chicken, rabbit face, and rooster were added.
When the playful primate made its debut, chances are good that the idea was to release a whole menagerie of creatures into the emoji-sphere, because if you have one animal, you sort of need to have them all, don’t you?
What’s a lizard without a snake to keep him company? A gorilla without a monkey?
Who uses ?
It’s hard not to love the monkey emoji. With zoo-related posts, nods to nature, mischievous messages, adorable kid pics, “monkey” word play, and more, the monkey emoji gets around … especially on social media.
🎉 ONE TODAY! 🎉
Cheeky Kalia, the baby of our cherry-crowned mangabey family group, celebrates her first birthday today 🐒
— Paignton Zoo (@PaigntonZoo) September 6, 2018
Get wonderfully lost in nature.
📍 Funzi Island, Kenya pic.twitter.com/a8xPAfbg3j
— ☆ Natasha Reema ☆ (@natashareema) September 5, 2018
— Chessington Resort (@CWOA) September 6, 2018
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I haven't made a monkey in so long and decided I needed to remedy that! I love how this one turned out. 😁 Bananas the Monkey is in my Etsy shop, link in bio! Pattern by @allaboutami . . . #allaboutami #etsy #etsyshop #etsyseller #crochet #handmade #amigurumi #crochetersofinstagram #stuffedanimalsofinstagram #etsysellersofinstagram #crochetaddict #freepattern #monkey #banana #bananalove #safarianimals #africananimals #crochetanimals #crochetanimal #crochetmonkey #customorderswelcome #stuffedanimal #monkeylove #🐵 #🐒 #amigurumimonkey #monkeystuffedanimal #nurserydecor #bananamonkey
— Olga Michelle (@OlgaMishina80) September 6, 2018
Made a friend at monkey world 🐒 pic.twitter.com/yKOI5hBoZa
— Ellie Brady (@elliebrady_) September 6, 2018