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    Libby (Stumptailed Macaque, female, 13 years old)

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    Minnie (Stumptailed Macaque, female, 13 years old)

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    Charlie (Chimpanzee, female, 5 years old)

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    Jake and Mugs (Hamadrayas Baboon, male, 1 year old and English Bull Dog, male, 4 years old)

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    Shibu (Crab Eating Macaque, male, 1 year old)

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    Congo (Celebes Ape, male, 1 year old)

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    Maria (Chimpanzee, female, 2 years old)

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    Bubba (Gibbon, female, 4 years old)

Robin Schwartz

Posted by Alex Moshakis,

None of us have ever owned a monkey, mainly for the reasons outlined in this article. Pet monkeys have a ‘tendency to bite’, which is NOT COOL, but photographer Robin Schwartz has revealed their super cute/cheeky/amusingly glum sides, and we’re now fighting hard against strong desires to take one in. This, Schwartz says in the series’ accompanying text, is his “dream world of primates” – what a lovely, slightly weird dream world it is.

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Posted by Alex Moshakis

Alex originally joined It’s Nice That as a designer but moved into editorial and oversaw the It’s Nice That magazine from Issue Six (July 2011) to Issue Eight (March 2012) before moving on that summer.