This Monkey Learned to Wash Dishes

Plus, he's multitasking with a baby on his back

Trending on the web recently is this video from Louis Dumas, who spent several months working with monkeys in El Chapar, Bolivia. Below, we have a video of a monkey he called Pete, washing some dishes.

According to Dumas, “Pete had been observing me washing the pots for a few days before he took over and began completely and perfectly imitating me! The monkey on his back is a baby female called Pea. She is not his daughter. Pete had an unfortunate overbite which made him a particularly ugly monkey; he had very little success with the ladies and therefore looked after babies a lot.”

Watch the adorableness below, then maybe send it to that unhelpful roommate from a while back as a subtle hint.


The Daily Byte is a regular column dedicated to covering interesting food news and trends across the country. Click here for previous columns.