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Monkey See, Monkey Booze (VIDEO)

Monkey See, Monkey Booze (VIDEO)

Humans aren’t the only ones who enjoy a good cocktail on the beach. As it turns out, some monkeys are alcoholics, while others abstain and enjoy soft drinks instead. 

Do genetics determine the drinking habits of people–and monkeys–alike?

Watch as these vervet monkeys enjoy the drinks of unsuspecting beach-goers in the Caribbean, and tell us a little about ourselves at the same time.

This post comes to us from our content partners at BBCEarth.


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1:56PM PDT on Jun 29, 2011

Drunken monkeys are so much cuter than drunken people :-)

12:53AM PST on Feb 9, 2011

sometimes monkeys will eat fermented berries too...hope they keep these drinks away from them though ---way too strong

11:36PM PST on Jan 30, 2011

It doesn't matter if they were given the drinks deliberately or not - they shouldn't have access to them, end of story. We're already doing untold damage to their ecosystems and their internal workings with the amount of pollution we generate - let's not completely stuff them up with alcohol as well.

9:40AM PST on Jan 29, 2011

Avoid this!

4:01PM PST on Jan 28, 2011

I must agree with Julie W.

2:11PM PST on Jan 28, 2011


2:10PM PST on Jan 28, 2011

This video was taken at my cousin's beach bar on the beautiful island of St. Kitts.
The monkeys come down from the mountains and steal people's drinks when they are not looking. They are in no way given alcohol intentionally.

12:21AM PST on Jan 28, 2011

noted :0

12:28PM PST on Jan 27, 2011

i hate when people get animals drunk or high on drugs. this is animal cruelty. these monkeys would never find alcohol in their natural environment they shouldn't be able to get it

11:25AM PST on Jan 27, 2011

I do not like when humans teach the animals to do things that we do,just to know why we do them. I hope they did this on their own.

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