Monkeys

True Stories About Chimps

True Stories About Chimps

(PG-13: Language) The Sam O’Nella Academy brings us another round of strange and unusual factoids, this time about our distant primate cousins. From smoking cigarettes to painting abstract modern art, chimps have developed some surprising skills and behaviors over the years.

Monkey Lamps

Monkey Lamps

Mischievous meets creepy in Marcantonio Raimondi Malerba’s Monkey Lamps. The lamp has a 4W LED bulb, a white resin body and comes in three variants: sitting, standing and hanging. Available soon from Seletti.

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Chimpnology

Chimpnology

Animator Cyriak dips back into the wacky sauce once more, this time creating a trippy short film based on old footage of monkeys banging on typewriters. We were waiting for them to write some Shakespeare, but that never happened.

Santa Gorilla

Santa Gorilla

While CGI effects dominate the big screen these days, the Oscar-winning effects team from Amalgamated Dynamics Inc. shows off the incredible realism they were able to achieve with the gorilla puppet they built for The Zookeeper.

Bananas for Bananas

Bananas for Bananas

Vine user kingdaddy narrates a clip of a monkey treating a banana like Cookie Monster would a cookie. Though we have to say, the original video is actually quite off-putting. We’d wild out too if we were being treated like that.

Monkey Buys a Drink

Monkey Buys a Drink

A capuchin monkey buys himself a bottle of juice from a vending machine. He even gives the change back to his master. Though the way he was pounding on the machine, we thought it ate his money for a second.

Shave It

Shave It

This gloriously colorful and vibrant animated short created by 3dar Studio follows the journey of a monkey displaced from his habitat, who starts a new life disguised as a human living in the big city.

Baboons vs. Hyundai

Baboons vs. Hyundai

Hyundai UK unleashes a troop of baboons on the i30 to prove how durable the family- and wallet-friendly hatchback is. We’re not sure they proved much, but hey, a bunch of monkeys in a car.

Monkey Cameramen

Monkey Cameramen

The crew from BBC’s Planet Earth Live better not let their bosses see this footage of a couple of toque macaque monkeys acting as cameramen. Bananas are way cheaper than a regular paycheck.

Monkeys & Fairness

Monkeys & Fairness

Tufted Capuchin monkeys Virgil and Vulcan prove that they too have a sense of fairness, whether it’s admirably recognizing a colleague’s contribution or flipping out at inequality. GRAPES FOR ALL!

Ping Pong Chimp

Ping Pong Chimp

Japanese comedian Ken Shimura eggs on Pan-kun the chimpanzee, who manages to play table tennis better than a human baby can – plus he can catch them in his mouth like marshmallows.

Alpha Male Monkey Attack

Alpha Male Monkey Attack

An dominant monkey at the Memphis Zoo is easily threatened by “tall males.” YouTuber NRucker5 intentionally turned his back on the jealous primate and it charged up a finishing attack.

Planet of the Apes IRL?

Planet of the Apes IRL?

Ayumu the chimp proves that in some ways, the apes have capacities which exceed most of us – as he memorizes complex numeric patterns faster and more accurately than your average child genius.

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These Tricks Are Bananas!

These Tricks Are Bananas!

This adorable chimp loves three things – fruit, hugs and his new favorite, magic. Watch as he proves just how smart his kind can be as he tries to analyze and is wowed by the magician’s tricks.

Monkey Dishwasher

Monkey Dishwasher

The whole idea of having your animals do your chores for you seems very Flintstones to us. Here, a monkey takes care of some dirty plates – hopefully before it starts to fling its own poo.

MonkeyMoon!

MonkeyMoon!

A monkey gets snatched from its native habitat to be sent on a mission into space. A charmingly animated CGI short with a clever twist, by Eric Villeneuve, Antoine Rouleau and Emmanuel Gatera.

Baboon’s Best Friend

Baboon’s Best Friend

Whereas humans enjoy the companionship of tame dogs, baboons at a dump in Ta’if, Saudi Arabia kidnap feral puppies to raise as members of their families. Looks like the apes really are rising.

Monkey Parkour

Monkey Parkour

(NSFW: Lyrics) This looks and sounds like just about every other parkour and freerunning video on YouTube, except for the part where they replaced the humans with monkeys.

Why So Curious?

Why So Curious?

Curious George gets a ghastly Joker makeover. There’s not much to say about Andy Hunt’s T-shirt design except that we’d love to see it turned into an actual tee. Vote for the design at Threadless.

Baseball Chimp

Baseball Chimp

From the looks of this baseball-playing primate from Japan, we’re pretty sure we know where the Cubs, Astros and Pirates have been filling their rosters from lately. Ouch. The truth hurts.

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The Society of Sinister Simians

The Society of Sinister Simians

The Society of Sinister Simians from Dallas illustrator Chet Phillips is a part Victorian, part steampunk and all evil book and card collection of vicious, mysterious and power hungry primates.

Space Chimp

Space Chimp

Created by Leo Burnett and musician Ben Lee for the World Wildlife Fund, this brilliant short film is the perfect antidote to Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes. Go behind the scenes here.

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