Why are monkeys so funny? Maybe because they do as they see? Or, perhaps, because they love to monkey around? Well, no matter the why's, watching these primates is more fun than a barrel of monkeys! So, considering that not all of us have the chance to watch adorable monkeys playing in the wilderness or observe them in a zoo - we've gathered a list full of hilariously funny photos depicting the clowns of the animal kingdom, primates. 

We all know primates to be incredibly smart - they adapt to environmental challenges by using tools, show emotions, and some of them can even communicate with humans by using sign language. But, being so similar in behavior to us, humans, not only makes them bright but also funny. Isn't it just hilarious to see a cute monkey peeling a banana with its legs, doing miscalculated stunts on branches, or so human-naturedly caring for their young ones? If you're still unconvinced of the hilarity by only reading about it, do not hesitate and check the photos illustrating these thoughts. From goofy baby monkeys to giant gorillas, they all prove the point of being natural-born jesters.

Still reading? Well, scroll down below to check the funny animals that we've found, and it'll surely make you smile like a monkey with a new banana. Then, tell us which of these hilarious monkeys have tickled your fancy, made you laugh, and click the upvote button. We're always happy when you share your thoughts with us, so do not hesitate to leave a comment, even if it's slightly monkey business-y!



#1

Orangutans Befriend Otters That Often Swim Through Their Enclosure At The Zoo Forming ‘A Very Special Bond’

Orangutans Befriend Otters That Often Swim Through Their Enclosure At The Zoo Forming ‘A Very Special Bond’

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Ms.M.
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1 year ago

Otterly adorable!

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#2

This Gorilla Looks Like He Wants Pictures Of Spiderman On His Desk By Noon

This Gorilla Looks Like He Wants Pictures Of Spiderman On His Desk By Noon

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Ms.M.
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1 year ago

Winston Churchill ?!

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#3

Trying To Introduce People To Something New

Trying To Introduce People To Something New

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R Carson
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1 year ago

I love these two.

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#4

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

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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Vicky Z
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1 year ago

She takes better selfies than me

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#5

Selfie Time

Selfie Time

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R Carson
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1 year ago

Photo bomb!

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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

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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Vicky Z
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1 year ago

I think they were just mocking her😅😅

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#7

Seriously Fun Day In Bali Hanging With Some Monkeys

Seriously Fun Day In Bali Hanging With Some Monkeys

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Vicky Z
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1 year ago

Laughing monkey: I'm gonna pee now and continue to laugh😅😅😅

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#8

Gorilla Sitting On A Small Chair

Gorilla Sitting On A Small Chair

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Ms.M.
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1 year ago

When you go to a parent/teacher meeting at the elementary school

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#9

Snug Fit

Snug Fit

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R Carson
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1 year ago

The real tree monkey.

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#10

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

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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Viviane
Community Member
1 year ago

This is a good idea to wrap gifts - it gives a little extra stimulation to captive primates.

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#11

Modeling Monkey

Modeling Monkey

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 year ago

Draw me like one of your French monkeys

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#12

Baby Chimp Cuddles With A Plush Monkey After Being Rejected By His Mother, Finds A New Family

Baby Chimp Cuddles With A Plush Monkey After Being Rejected By His Mother, Finds A New Family

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 year ago

Aww poor baby

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#13

Safety First

Safety First

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Kookamunga
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1 year ago

Gorilla-based Devo Tribute Band!

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#14

Self-Aware Monkey

Self-Aware Monkey

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Char Char
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1 year ago

'You are smart, you are beautiful...'

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#15

Photobomb Monkey

Photobomb Monkey

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Libstak
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1 year ago

The finger OMG

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#16

Tiny Monkey. Big Moustache

Tiny Monkey. Big Moustache

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Kookamunga
Community Member
1 year ago

Another one of these hipster monkeys with their fedoras, skinny jeans and fancy facial hair!

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#17

Selfie Of A Monkey And A Man

Selfie Of A Monkey And A Man

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Melissa J
Community Member
1 year ago

Monkey is a pro at this.😄

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#18

On The Internet No One Knows You're A Monkey. No One

On The Internet No One Knows You're A Monkey. No One

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Vicky Z
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1 year ago

But they can tell if you are a troll

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#19

Monkey Steals Guy’s Phone, ‘Takes’ A Bunch Of Selfies

Monkey Steals Guy’s Phone, ‘Takes’ A Bunch Of Selfies

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F. H.
Community Member
1 year ago

Those are more believable monkey selfies. He has a cavity back there, though.

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#20

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

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

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Kookamunga
Community Member
1 year ago

Now this is an Instagram I'd follow!

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#21

Posing Monkey

Posing Monkey

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Melissa J
Community Member
1 year ago

It's hard looking this good. *yawn 🥱

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#22

My Roommate Was A Baby Monkey

My Roommate Was A Baby Monkey

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Ms.M.
Community Member
1 year ago

Do I see 💩, or am I imagining things?

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#23

Once They Learn To Read It’s Over

Once They Learn To Read It’s Over

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Antz Online
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1 year ago

Like the ex US president reading a book upside down. Not sure if that was true, but hilarious

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#24

Trying To Take A Picture With The Monkey

Trying To Take A Picture With The Monkey

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Kookamunga
Community Member
1 year ago

Great sequence - what would he do with her if he caught her?

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#25

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

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

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R Carson
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1 year ago

Didn't know monkeys were so good at photography.

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#26

My Friend Tried Taking A Selfie With A Monkey. It Didn't End Well

My Friend Tried Taking A Selfie With A Monkey. It Didn't End Well

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R Carson
Community Member
1 year ago

Dueling freak outs.

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#27

Monkey

Monkey

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German Gargicevich
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1 year ago

Are you talking to me ..?

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#28

Got Home, And Found A Monkey In The Kitchen

Got Home, And Found A Monkey In The Kitchen

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R Carson
Community Member
1 year ago

Where do you live????

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#29

Captain’s Log - Day 43: They Still Haven’t Noticed We Aren’t One Of Them. They Are Starting To Include Us In Family Portraits. Their Secrets Will Be Known Soon

Captain’s Log - Day 43: They Still Haven’t Noticed We Aren’t One Of Them. They Are Starting To Include Us In Family Portraits. Their Secrets Will Be Known Soon

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Viviane
Community Member
1 year ago

Pet humans!

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#30

Golden Lion Tamarin Showing Tongue

Golden Lion Tamarin Showing Tongue

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 year ago

Stunning color!

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#31

John Oliver Hangs Out With A Friend

John Oliver Hangs Out With A Friend

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Viviane
Community Member
1 year ago

That's Crystal. She's one of the very few monkeys who can handle showbiz. She just happens to be exceptionally calm. Most would be traumatized by close contact with humans, noise, lights, and different environments.

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#32

Nala Monkey Thinks I'm Her Boyfriend

Nala Monkey Thinks I'm Her Boyfriend

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Brian Bennett
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11 months ago

That smile does not look like boyfriend - girlfriend!

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#33

Monkeying Around

Monkeying Around

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 year ago

I'll take that thanks!

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#34

This Monkey Looks Like Every Journalist And Real Journalists Confirm

This Monkey Looks Like Every Journalist And Real Journalists Confirm

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Kookamunga
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1 year ago

Honesty. Integrity. Professionalism.

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#35

But First, Let Me Take A Selfie

But First, Let Me Take A Selfie

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Brian Bennett
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11 months ago

Of course we are superior beings - peasant!

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#36

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day

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Brian Bennett
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11 months ago

Gimme a big smackerooney

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#37

Tug Of War

Tug Of War

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Jane Florence
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1 year ago

Clever Lady Who Knows Which Battles To Pick: “So sorry, my mistake, of course it’s yours, how silly of me!”

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#38

Playful Monkeys

Playful Monkeys

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SeaShell
Community Member
1 year ago

You see anything?

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#39

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

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

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Brian Bennett
Community Member
11 months ago

Combed my hair just for you!

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#40

So Yesterday They Brought A Monkey To Our Campus

So Yesterday They Brought A Monkey To Our Campus

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Scooter
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1 year ago

The blonde does not look impressed.

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#41

Cute Baby Monkey From Skopje Zoo Gets Treated Like A Child

Cute Baby Monkey From Skopje Zoo Gets Treated Like A Child

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R Carson
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1 year ago

I wonder what they think of wearing clothes.

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#42

Hakuna Matata

Hakuna Matata

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Char Char
Community Member
1 year ago

Hubba hubba! Oh, and cute monkey.

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