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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  • kaykayMonday, September 17, 2018 at 5:27 pm
    i may do an essay on this
    • Animal LoverSaturday, September 1, 2018 at 11:51 am
      amazing, wow. i have a monkey. a plush one. ; )
      • Monster Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 8:31 am
        Amazing 👻👻😽🙀🙀🙀
        • LOLThursday, February 23, 2017 at 4:11 pm
          OMG! This is so cool! I cant belive that the monkeys can understand human language/ english.
          • aidenrakowitz11
            aidenrakowitz11Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 7:51 am
            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
              rokuSaturday, February 27, 2016 at 6:14 pm
              that was so COOL
              • kuo
                kuoSaturday, February 13, 2016 at 9:08 am
                they are soooo smart
                • kuo
                  kuoSaturday, February 13, 2016 at 9:07 am
                  I want to go to that place!!!!
                  • kuo
                    kuoSaturday, February 13, 2016 at 9:06 am
                    those monkeys are sooooo cute
                    • swirlycool
                      swirlycoolWednesday, February 10, 2016 at 1:45 pm
                      ? i dont get the point of this but cool lol i luv the pictures