Is it a monkey? Is it an ape? Who cares, its jaws are covered in blood and it’s thrashing around like it’s in an Exodus mosh-pit. Whether it’s an ape or a monkey, we call this fine product downright terrifying. And it’s available here.
Oh sure, it may look like a cute little creature we’ve made scary, but isn’t there a chance that these animals are actually dangerous?
As the monkey appears to be an orangutan, it would technically be part of the family of The Great Apes – which is odd, because that’s the name our two dreadlocked fabricators use when they do tag-team wrestling.
Orangutans are frequently used in all sorts of media – everyone remembers the box office sensation, “Dustin Checks In”, right? If you need a refresher, it was the movie starring a George Costanza, a young boy, and an orangutan thief that steals jewels. And it sucked.
Unfortunately movies like these portray orangutans as docile, harmless creatures. And to be honest, they are mostly – particularly as juveniles. And even though as adults they become more territorial, they are still supposedly the second least likely ape to attack a person. Still, as with any animal, incidents have been reported. A palm oil worker (an industry that destroys their natural habitat) in Borneo was attacked in 2012 following a number of orangutans being shot. The injuries were so severe that the man’s fingers were nearly cut off as a result of the attack.
So don’t let our Ape Escape! prop keep you up late at night, fearful of the wrath of orangutans. Instead, worry about chimpanzees.