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Monkeys watch magic tricks and they can't wrap their heads around it
They are absolutely astonished!
Michael Dabu
04.22.22

Do you believe in magic?

Let’s admit that when we were kids, we love seeing magic tricks. Those sleights of hand performances had us in total amusement.

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Actually, great magic performances could still amaze viewers of all ages, wouldn’t you agree?

Some tricks are literally just tricky but there are some that would really have you wondering.

But hey, we are not the only species on Earth who could distinguish what is real and what is fake.

What is a true magic trick? These monkeys had the best reactions!

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In this video, a monkey was yawning at a young zoo visitor. As the other guy was recording the entire thing, the monkey showed no interest in whatever the kid was trying to do, which was of course, a magic trick.

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Then suddenly… when the object the kid was holding suddenly disappeared from the monkey’s vision, its eye popped and jaw dropped!

That’s how you call somebody’s attention, right?

The disappearing card!

Another uninterested viewer (monkey) was trying to have its nap time when a man tried to impress him with another sleight of hand trick.

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When the card vanished into thin air (although we all know it just went at the back of his hand), the monkey’s brows suddenly sky-rocketed straight up.

You might be giggling in your seat right now while trying to remember how these tricks got you before, aren’t you?

Just how smart are primates? Are they smarter than us humans? Could they really possess such a level of intelligence?

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In fact, numerous studies say that humans are known to be the highest form of primates.

According to Wikipedia, “Primates are capable of high levels of cognition; some make tools and use them to acquire foods and for social displays; some have sophisticated hunting strategies requiring cooperation, influence and rank; they are status conscious, manipulative and capable of deception; they can recognise kin and conspecifics; they can learn to use symbols and understand aspects of human language including some relational syntax, concepts of number and numerical sequence.”

Whether they understand magic or not, it can’t be denied that they’re probably the only species that would have a similar reaction to a magic trick like us humans.

Where did the fruit go?

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This must be the question that popped into this orangutan’s head after seeing this “trick”.

A man placed a fruit (which looks like a dried cherry) inside a paper cup. He put the lid and shook it, while he was pretending to be performing the magic, he dropped it where it’s out of his “victim’s” sight.

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And the orangutan’s reaction? It was literally a ROFL!

A magic trick that will boggle your mind.

This one was quite serious! Talking about real magic, this got to be it.

A man in black had an adult orangutan in front of him. He shuffled the deck of cards and then randomly picked one.

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He then put the card onto the glass divider, pushed it with both his hands, then a second after – the card was already on the other side.

The curious elderly monkey even picked up the card and was probably wondering how did it end up on that side of the glass.

To be honest, even I was left astonished by this one. How on Earth did that happen?

The last magician in the video will amaze you so make sure to watch the video below.

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By Michael Dabu
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Michael Dabu is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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