Monkey fights its own reflection in outside mirror

May 25, 2017 2:50 pm Last Updated: May 25, 2017 2:50 pm

Mirrors and our reflections have always fascinated us. Lewis Carroll popularized the look-glasses as portals to another, more fantastic, world. According to this viral video, even monkeys get a bit of a kick looking at themselves.

‘Who’s the fairest of the monkeys?’

The poor monkey fails to recognize the mirror for what it is, even bashing itself against the mirror in protest. The only primates that are known to pass the “mirror test,” which means to recognize their own reflection, are hominids or “great apes,” which includes human beings. Several other types of monkeys have been known to fail the test in scientific studies, and this one is no exception.

I heard of raging against the mirror, but this is just silly!

According to NTD Inspired, the uploader of the video has said that this monkey is not in the minority, as “Monkeys always come in front of my house eating banana, but this day I realized that the monkey was fighting with its reflection in the car window. I put a bigger mirror by the car for a better view. The monkey kept fighting with its reflection for over an hour.”

‘When will my reflection show…who I am inside?’