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Chimps Tea Party

These images document the tragic history of the entertainment use of chimpanzees and other non-human primates. Please educate yourself about the threats faced by monkeys and apes. PLEASE, DO NOT SUPPORT ANY KIND OF ENTERTAINMENT USE OF NON-HUMAN PRIMATES OR ANY OTHER WILD ANIMALS. If you care about non-human primates and wish to help, please support conservation efforts and primate sanctuaries. For more information turn to conservation agencies such as the Jane Goodall Institute.
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Bostock’s Consul the Chimpanzee, 1908-1910 Frank Bostock was a famed third-generation animal trainer and menagerist. From 1894 to 1903 he operated Bostock’s Arena in Coney Island’s Dreamland Park, which averaged 16,000 visitors a day and featured animal acts, sideshow curiosities, concession games and amusement rides. On returning to his native England, he opened Bostock’s Arena and Jungle, a huge traveling exhibition that moved from city to city, and introduced to Europe the ...

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Secret sorrows of tea chimps: Real animal stars of TV’s most popular ad

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31st May 1965: A chimpanzee at London Zoo starts drinking before a zookeeper has finished pouring during practice for the Chimps Tea Party

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The tea-swilling chimps from the classic PG Tips adverts

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Monkey jubilee tea party at Longleat – in pictures

A monkey tea party in celebration of the queen's diamond jubilee was laid on by kind-hearted and patriotic staff at the Longleat safari park in Wiltshire this week, but things very soon descended into chaos as the cheeky primates ran riot with the carefully laid out feast. Not a single fairy cake was spared.

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