This Chimp’s Riding In Style

Posted on September 18, 2009

Meet Pan-kun, a very intelligent chimpanzee who lives in Japan and is known for his appearances on TV shows.

Pan-kun’s televised adventures typically involve learning how to imitate some sort of human activity. In the past, he’s approached such challenges as making noodles, operating a remote-controlled car, and even training with the fire department.

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To celebrate his seventh birthday last October, Pan-kun was filmed for the show Shimura Zoo while he learned the basics of riding a Segway. Thankfully, no one was injured in the hilarious experiment, although the daring chimp did have to dive clear a couple times to ensure his own survival.

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Right from the start, it’s obvious that Pan-kun has a natural talent for driving the personal transporter forward (at what appears to be full speed, of course), but his inability to stop at first leads him to a couple pretty rough finishes.

Now that, my friends, is what you call a talented monkey!

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