Top 5 Monkey Cartoon Characters In Real Life

Monkeys are like human in different form. They live in tress, grasslands, mountains, and on high plains. They are also famous because they are commonly use as a cartoon character. With that, here is the list of Monkey Cartoon Character in real life.


Let’s begin with King Louie from Disney’s The Jungle Book. First of three Walt Disney Animation’s monkey characters on this list, and arguably the most conniving one. Who can forget the catchy hip-swinging song-and-dance number in the animated film that belies a less-than-noble intention and the scat duet he did with the disguised Baloo? 

Orangutans are great apes, a classification that includes gorillas, chimpanzees, bonobos, and humans. They are the only great apes found in Asia. Orangutans are also the world’s largest arboreal mammals, which means they are the largest mammals that can live in trees.


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Also making it to this list is Abu, Aladdin’s loyal monkey sidekick. A cheeky, rubber-faced monkey who is dragged into the thick of the action no thanks to his bumbling master, and always becoming the unwilling victim to Genie’s many hilarious transformations!

The monkeys of Africa are Old World monkeys. Most live throughout the tropical and equatorial zones. A few live in the semi-arid and rocky northern reaches of Africa, and some monkeys live in human settlements, including cities. That is why it makes so much sense that Abu lived with Aladdin. 


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The old, eccentric but wise mandrill named Rafiki from Disney’s The Lion King makes it to this list simply because he is instantly recognizable, and played an important role in Simba’s life. 

Mandrills seem to live in large groups called “hordes”. Hordes often number in the hundreds, possibly averaging around more than six hundred individuals, mostly females. Males live a solitary lifestyle and only enter hordes when females are ready for mating. Maybe this is why Rafiki is always on his own. 


Mountain Gorilla (Gorilla beringei) silverback in Susa group, Rwanda

Which 80s and 90s kid has not played or even heard of Donkey Kong? Kong, the baddest, most iconic monkey character. In the original arcade game, Donkey Kong, a gorilla, throws down barrels and fireballs in the hopes of preventing Mario from reaching the top platform and rescuing the Princess.

Gorillas are large apes that are native to Africa. They are typically divided into two groups. The mountain gorilla lives in the mountainous regions of central Africa, while the lowland gorilla lives in the flat, dense forests of central and western Africa. So, it might be very rare to find a gorilla in an industrial setting throwing barrels out of nowhere. 


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The next on this list is Mojo Jojo. He is not an actual monkey, he is, in fact, a chimpanzee. This character has marked amazing times in cartoon history. The main villain from The Powerpuff Girls, always reinventing himself to find a way to beat Professor Utonium’s daughters, or should I say experiment?

Chimpanzees are incredibly intelligent apes. An interesting fact about chimpanzees is that they are more closely related to humans than they are to gorillas. Something that could prove that is the fact that they use more tools for more different purposes than any other ape except for humans, of course. Another thing that is impressive about them is that they are capable of learning sign language, a female chimp named Washoe knew more than 240 signs. Maybe one of these chimpanzees could become the next real-life Mojo Jojo if we don’t keep an eye on them. 


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