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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Grainne O'Carroll
Grainne OCarroll6 years ago

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

Karilyn K.
Karilyn K7 years ago

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

Frances Bell
Frances Bell7 years ago

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.

Angeles Madrazo
Angeles M7 years ago

Avoid this!

Manuela C.
Manuela C7 years ago

I must agree with Julie W.

Liz P.
Liz P.7 years ago


Liz P.
Liz P.7 years ago

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.

Barbara Erdman
Barbara Erdman7 years ago

noted :0

Kelly Stephens
Kelly Stephens7 years ago

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

JackieLynn Dickman
Jackie I7 years ago

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.