Animal of the Day: Aperil the Monkey Wears a Hat and Runs Into Walls

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This crazy 3-year-old monkey enjoys pulling a wool hat over her head to blind herself and running around until she hits something.

Pretty standard monkey business.

She’s one of four gibbons that live at the Monkey Island Rescue in Greenwood, Missouri, which houses over 250 rescued animals.

Her owner, Dana Savorelli, says she’s been playing this game for several years and came up with it on her own.

“You have to wonder about the level of intelligence that is being processed,” he says.

Animal of the Day: Monkey Rescues Friend in India

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And the Hero of the Year award goes to this little paramedic primate.

A monkey was shocked while walking on some high-tension wires above the train tracks in Kanpur, India this past weekend, rendering him unconscious.

Fortunately for him, his heroic friend (another monkey) came to his rescue.

In this video captured by onlookers, he picks up the injured monkey and tries to revive him by dipping him in water and biting his neck.

Slapping him around eventually did the trick. After dragging him to safety, he finally got up and walked away.

Nice work Hero Monkey. Hero Tortoise would approve.

This Looks Shopped

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Of course there's an IKEA instructional manual on how to properly dress the IKEA Monkey, a 7-month-old Rhesus Macaque that became an overnight celebrity after he was found wandering around an IKEA store in Toronto, Canada earlier this week.

Look at This Well-Dressed Monkey of the Day

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Have you met IKEA Monkey, the 7-month-old runaway primate dressed in a shearling coat that was found casually wandering around a Toronto IKEA store yesterday? According to the National Post, the monkey was spotted by staff members in the store's upper parking lot after escaping out of the cage and the car belong to its (now former) owners. This picture (shown left) was subsequently posted online by Bronwyn Page via Twitter, where the fashionable simian has already become a meme of sorts.

Afternoon Snack

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Meet the lesula, a species of monkey whose "discovery" is being heralded around the world today.

Just to clarify: Not Photoshopped. Not Potato Jesus. Not a man in a monkey suit.

[cnn]

Morning Fluff

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Morning Fluff: As the song says: If you can't be with the one you love, play with your monkey.

[uniquedaily.]

Lights Out of the Day

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Lights Out: Welcome to Japan. I'm a mask-wearing monkey and I'll be your server today.

[sayomg.]