40+ Hilarious Pics Of Monkeys Just Monkeying Around

by Damjan

Monkeys are so amusing. And they do it with such ease and grace that they make us think it's in their nature to goof around constantly. This can sometimes can give us the wrong impression about them. They are not clowns but highly intelligent animals that can communicate, use tools, and even learn sign language.

Monkeys and apes are incredibly smart animals with a great sense of humor (for lack of a better word). They work hard, take excellent care of their families, and act protective of their groups. But when they kick back and want to have some fun – they go all the way.

Maybe we find them fascinating and hilarious because we are closely related. We are all primates. The order includes humans, apes, monkeys, and prosimians – around 230 to 270 different species.

Some sources say that there are between 376 and 522 species of living primates. it all depends if some variations are viewed as different species. No matter how many species of apes and monkeys are there, they are hilarious and wonderful.

We have collected some of the funniest photos of monkeys monkeying around, and they are hilarious. So take a look, and you will love these hilarious primates even more.

1. Keep it safe, people

1. Keep it safe, people
via: Kookamunga
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3. Selfie time!

3. Selfie time!
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4. "Baby Chimp Cuddles With A Plush Monkey After Being Rejected By His Mother, Finds A New Family"

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5. This is what i think about taking pics

5. This is what i think about taking pics
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6. "My Mom Said That A Monkey Was Sitting Outside Her Window And Kept Licking It. I Found It Hard To Believe. She Then Sent Me This Gem"

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7. Just contemplating life....

7. Just contemplating life....
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8. "My Hometown Zoo Gives The Animals Presents Filled With Savory Meats Or Fresh Fruits. Here's A Monkey Who Just Received His Present"

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9. Give me that

9. Give me that
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10. "My Friend Tried Taking A Selfie With A Monkey. It Didn't End Well"

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11. Big moustache on a tiny monkey

11. Big moustache on a tiny monkey

12. Say hi

12. Say hi
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13. Try it. It’s great!

13. Try it. It’s great!
via: R Carson

14. Say cheese!

14. Say cheese!
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15. "So Yesterday They Brought A Monkey To Our Campus"

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16. "Self-Portrait Of A Female Celebes Crested Macaque, Who Had Picked Up Photographer David Slater's Camera And Photographed Herself With It"

"The monkey selfie copyright dispute is a series of disputes about the copyright status of selfies taken by Celebes crested macaques using equipment belonging to the British nature photographer David Slater. The disputes involve Wikimedia Commons and the blog Techdirt, which have hosted the images following their publication in newspapers in July 2011 over Slater's objections that he holds the copyright, and PETA, who have argued that the macaque should be assigned the copyright."

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17. Monkey stole a phone and took a bunch of selfies...

17. Monkey stole a phone and took a bunch of selfies...

18. Playful Monkeys

18.  Playful Monkeys
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19. "My Roommate Was A Baby Monkey"

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20. "Travelling In Indonesia, Monkey Pick Pocketed Me And Left Behind This Selfie"

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21. "Look At The Sass On This Girl! Hesty Wanted Snacks Now"

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22. "Happy Valentine’s Day"

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23. Trolling

23. Trolling
via: Vicky Z

24. Selfie

24. Selfie
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25. "Orangutans Befriend Otters That Often Swim Through Their Enclosure At The Zoo Forming ‘A Very Special Bond’"

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26. Comfy

26. Comfy
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27. Photobombing

27. Photobombing

28. Just monkeying around...

28. Just monkeying around...
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29. "Nala Monkey Thinks I'm Her Boyfriend"

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30. Instagram Influencer?

30. Instagram Influencer?

31. "Seriously Fun Day In Bali Hanging With Some Monkeys"

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32. "Took A Photo Of A Monkey At The Bronx Zoo. It Struck A Glamour Pose For Me"

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33."This Monkey Looks Like Every Journalist And Real Journalists Confirm"

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34. looking good, man, looking good

34. looking good, man, looking good
via: Melissa J

35. Taking a pic with a monkey ....

35. Taking a pic with a monkey ....
via: Kookamunga

36. This Gorilla looks like some Army general

36. This Gorilla looks like some Army general
via: Ms.M.

37. "John Oliver Hangs Out With A Friend"

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38. "Got Home, And Found A Monkey In The Kitchen"

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39. Everybody likes cookies...

39. Everybody likes cookies...

40. Self-Aware Monkey

40. Self-Aware Monkey

41. Rise of the Planet of the Apes in making....

41. Rise of the Planet of the Apes in making....
via: Antz Online

42. "Cute Baby Monkey From Skopje Zoo Gets Treated Like A Child"

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Here is an interesting trivia. Most people think monkeys and apes are the same and use terms interchangeably but they are not.

They are both members of the primate group but different species. So how can you distinguish them? Well, it’s the tail.

Almost all monkeys have tails; apes do not. Their bodies are different in other ways, too: monkeys are usually smaller and narrow-chested, while apes are bigger and have broad chests and shoulder joints that allow them to swing through trees (some monkeys also have this ability, most of them are built for running across branches rather than swinging).

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