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This adorable video, taken earlier this year at the International Primate Rescue (IPR) sanctuary in South Africa shows Chino the capuchin monkey communicating with YouTube user Louise Smith.

Chino was sold into the pet trade as an infant. His owner realized very quickly that Chino would be better off at IPR and he arrived at the sanctuary in 2010 when he was just six weeks old. IPR currently cares for over 100 primates, including Marmosets, Tamarins, Capuchins, Macaques, Squirrel Monkeys, Mona Monkeys and Grey Mouse Lemurs. Many are hand reared ex-pets who arrive with behavioral problems and require rehabilitation from psychological disorders.

Chino seems to really be into the sound of crunching leaves, and judging from this video, he wants to share his passion and enthusiasm with us humans.

Image Source: Ivan Mlinaric/Flickr

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42 comments on “Adorable Rescued Monkey Wants You to Crush All The Leaves NOW! (VIDEO)”

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Jason Gist
4 Years Ago

omg this is so cute <3

Eileen Cain
4 Years Ago

That is SO dang adorable I must share this! <3

Beth Lamb
4 Years Ago

Crushing leaves is cool. Apparently!

Silvia Kohutova
4 Years Ago

Aaaw.. Sweet little thing xx

Lily Byrne
4 Years Ago


Jana Buresova
4 Years Ago

Haha this one is very cute Steve Hornbuckle

Susan de Bustamante
4 Years Ago


Caroline Woodland
4 Years Ago

Just pass me the leave little man xxxx

Susan Estrella
4 Years Ago

OMG he's so adorable; I can understand why people are tempted to capture them to live with them. But, of course, it's so much nicer to let these animals live naturally where they can live on their own... without "owners". <3

Susan Patrie
4 Years Ago

I love how he gently pushes the persons hand shut.


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