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22 Funny Monkey Pictures That Are Sure to Make You Laugh

Updated: May 17, 2023

Baboons, lemurs, and chimps, oh my!

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First-class funny monkey pictures

This collection of funny monkey pictures is sure to get you chuckling. Some of these goofy primates look like they’re competing in a “silliest monkey gets a banana” competition!  For even more laughs, check out these hilarious photos you won’t be able to stop giggling at.

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Black macaque
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Haircut horror

“I asked for bangs!” This macaque will be wearing a hat in public for a while. Don’t miss these funny animal pictures that you need in your life.

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Singing Opera Orang Utan
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Hitting the high note

Is she singing an aria, or did someone just tell her some juicy gossip? Either way, she’s about to shake some leaves loose in this funny monkey picture! Check out these weird things orangutans have in common with humans.

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Black-tufted Marmoset Sticking Out Tongue
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Raspberries to you!

This marmoset might have run out of clever comebacks, but some animals prefer to communicate with body language anyway! Don’t miss these hilarious animal memes.

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Japan, Yamanouchi, Jigokudani Monkey Park, portrait of wet red-faced makak
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Fright wig

If you let your hair air-dry, and it’s the middle of winter, well… this frozen hair-do will probably thaw out come spring! These animal puns will keep you giggling.

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Low Angle View Of Monkey On Wall

A little R&R

This funny monkey really knows the value of a good sunbeam nap. We should all aim for this level of catnap commitment! These hilarious cats are committed to making you laugh.

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who is the boss?
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Who’s the boss?

When you’re right, you’re right, and this orangutan definitely knows that he’s right. Mangoes are better than figs, and there’ll be no more arguments about it! Also not up for debate: the funniest memes of 2020.

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Baboon sitting at office desk, holding telephone receiver
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On a deadline

Sticky notes are a lifesaver when you’ve got this many things to do! Baboons aren’t naturally organized, but this one’s doing his best. Maybe this work ethic is how monkeys made it to space!

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Long nose monkey yawning, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia
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Open wide!

My, what a big nose you have! All the better to smell you with! My, what sharp teeth you have! All the better to—aaahh! Sorry, being the star of a funny monkey picture is very tiring. What was the question? Does anyone know where we can find some funny animal cartoons?

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What I want to do ?
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H is for Headache

This poor fellow didn’t sleep a wink, what with all those other baboons hooting and hollering all night. They were acting just like… well, like, baboons! He should forget funny monkey pictures and be friends with these hilarious dogs instead.

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Baby chimpanzee sitting on rocks
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A fork in the road

This little chimp clearly has some tough decisions to make. As we all know, the best place for deep thinking is on a rock—or a hard place. Maybe he’s wondering how many types of monkeys there are in the world.

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Hamadryas Baboons
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See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil!

See no evil monkey pictures! These funny monkeys always come in threes. Take it as a sign! Here are some signs that will give you a good laugh.

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Chimpanzee sleeping on ground
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Conked out

Sometimes, you can’t stop the snooze, even when you’re supposed to be posing for your funny monkey picture. We call this sleeping position, “Comatose Chimp.”

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Lemur practicing Yoga (XXXL)
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Stop, meditate, and listen

This lemur had a New Year’s resolution to be more present. To live in the moment. To become king of the log. It’s all connected. Here are more amazing animal photos that have to be seen to be believed.

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Baboons Telling Secrets in the Masai Mara, Kenya
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Want to play telephone?

“We built this city on rock and roll.”

“Did you say, ‘on sausage rolls’?”

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Tawny lemur
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Out on a limb

We all know it’s important to take risks in life, especially for food, but this funny monkey might have gone too far! Maybe reading these food jokes made him hungry.

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Ring tailed lemur gazes
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U is for Unimpressed

“No, really, tell me more. I’d love to have a full understanding of exactly what it takes to become an accountant. Sure, put on your suit, Greg. Really original, a funny monkey picture.”

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Monkeys pose for a photo in The Gambia
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New single out today

This funny monkey picture looks like an album cover! Lock up your lemurs, there’s a new boy band in town.

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Caucasian girl offering banana to gorilla
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Want a bite?

This little girl was brought up to share! It’s one of the best ways to make new friends, especially with a gorilla. Another good tip is to share a laugh, like with these hilarious dog memes.

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Female chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) calling
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Strike a pose

This lady decided to pull out her best pout for the camera! Perhaps she’s hoping to land the cover of Chimpanzee Weekly’s annual “funny monkey pictures” issue.

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Monkey talking on cell phone while woman takes a bath
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Social secretary

“No, I’m afraid her schedule’s totally full today. You might say it’s bubbling over.” Pun-lovers need to see these bird puns—they’ll quack you up!

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Patas Monkey (erythrocebus patas) sitting up with hand on forehead, portrait, Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda
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Preoccupied primate

“Wait, what time was I supposed to pick up the kids from the acacia tree?”

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Why the long face
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Why the long face?

Maybe he’s born with it, maybe it’s just a case of the (nose) blues. Check out the funniest animal stories of 2020.