Japanese Restuarant Hires Monkey Waiters


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Yat-chan and Fuku-chan are the perfect waiters. They are polite, rarely mess up an order, and patiently listen to the incessant chatter of their patrons . The icing on the cake is, they don't need to tipped with money - a few soybeans or peanuts will have them skipping with joy. For the duo, are not humans, but Japanese Macaques.

The two belong to Kaora Ostuka, who owns the Kayabukiya Tavern in Tokyo, Japan. Kaora says the idea of 'hiring' them came to him, when he saw Yat-chan imitating him at the restaurant. He tested it by giving Yat a hot towel, which the restaurant gives to customers to wash their hands. The smart macaque immediately placed it on a customer's table. That was two years ago.

Yat has come long way since, and is now in charge of serving drinks, while Fuku-chan, who is younger, has taken over the towel duty. However, because of strict animal laws, the two are only allowed to work two hours a day. Kaora says he is so pleased with their service and demeanor that he is looking for more monkeys to train for the job.

As for the customers? - They love the monkey waiters dressed in crisp uniforms, who work diligently and never waste time talking to each other or anyone else. Besides, they seem to understand the orders really well and rarely make a mistake.

The Japanese Macaque also known as Snow Monkeys, are native to Japan and are very smart. Besides raccoons, they are the only animals that wash their food before eating. In the wild, they spend most of their time in forests feeding on seeds, fungi, berries, eggs and birds. They are also very famous for their affinity to hot tubs (click on http://www.dogonews.com/2008/03/03/japanese-snow-monkeys-beat-the-chill-by-soaking-in-hot-springs to see previous story).

Source: DailyMail.co.uk

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  • colo_dude
    colo_dudealmost 3 years
    How do they do that! I probably couldn't do that!
    • kaykayabout 5 years
      i may do an essay on this
      • Animal Loverabout 5 years
        amazing, wow. i have a monkey. a plush one. ; )
        • Monster almost 6 years
          Amazing 👻👻😽🙀🙀🙀
          • LOLover 6 years
            OMG! This is so cool! I cant belive that the monkeys can understand human language/ english.
            • aidenrakowitz11
              aidenrakowitz11over 6 years
              Of course the smart cuz they are apes have u ever seen the movie return of the apes that one ape that could talk so yeah that's why apes are really smart in fact did u know that apes are 60% more smarter than us ?? I love apes
              • roku
                rokuover 7 years
                that was so COOL
                • kuo
                  kuoover 7 years
                  they are soooo smart
                  • kuo
                    kuoover 7 years
                    I want to go to that place!!!!
                    • kuo
                      kuoover 7 years
                      those monkeys are sooooo cute