The folks over at Myrtle Beach Safari decided to give a couple of their young chimpanzees, Vali and Sugriva, a bit of a treat by taking them on a movie date. The movie, "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes", the newest in the recently rebooted Apes series.
Before sitting down at Carmike's BigD Cinema at Broadway at the Beach, the chimps bought some popcorn and juice as snacks. According to the Chimp's human chaperone, and Myrtle Beach Safari director Bhagavan Antle, says the Chimps liked the film.
via The Daily Mail
Dr Antle said: 'The older one, Vali, is a very bright guy, he's watched the Lord Of The Rings many times, and he could follow the whole plot of the movie.'
Dr Antle said Vali was able to judge the facial expressions and actions of the characters to determine which were the 'good guys' and which were the 'bad guys'.
He said: 'He loves to clap - when he likes something he claps, so he clapped for the good guys, and when chimps don't like what's happening they hoot or bark, so when the bad guy came on he was barking.'
No word from Vali and Sugriva on when the simian uprising will begin, we however suggest you go ahead and fill your bathtub with water to drink and trade all gold, silver, and human money for bananas now....
Check out the Good Morning America video about the Chimp's big night out below: