This is what it sounds like when apes laugh


31 Responses to “This is what it sounds like when apes laugh”

  1. wolfiesma says:

    I accidently let slip a little snort while laughing at something stupid yesterday and Wolfie stops in his tracks, “You’re a pig, mom?” Hey, its better than this one times I was stepping into the tub and he says, “You’re a hippo, mom?” What are you gonna do? Laugh! HAHA!

  2. Takuan says:

    haha! then you hold his little head under for a while.

  3. wolfiesma says:

    watch it, buster

  4. Takuan says:

    just long enough to teach him some respect

  5. arkizzle / Moderator says:

    These clips are great! You know when some one says, “it’s a hoot, I guarantee it”? Well, I was sceptical. But the second that bonobo played, I lol’d for real, in that same way you do when someone else is dying of the giggles.. Brilliant! :)

  6. Anonymous says:

    sounds like the thing from eraserhead

  7. arkizzle / Moderator says:

    “Haha” @ (Wolfie + Wolfiesma) && “Haha” @ (Tak + Wolfiesma)

  8. Takuan says:

    I’m thinking of opening a day-care.

  9. TeddyC says:


  10. wolfiesma says:

    &Tak @14 Haha!

  11. Takuan says:

    aha..ahahhaha HAHAHAHAH!…..(snurk, wipe) yesss,
    something like a military academy for toddlers, only crueler.

  12. apoxia says:

    I want to know why the researchers got funding from for this project. I can just imagine the grant application…

  13. Robert says:

    So is Cory a fan of Prince? Is that article title an homage?

  14. arkizzle / Moderator says:

    ..something like a military academy for toddlers, only crueler.

    Ah! That would be the Christain Brothers.

  15. arkizzle / Moderator says:

    Dman.. spelt Christian wrong.

  16. arkizzle / Moderator says:

    And damn.


  17. TroofSeeker says:

    Have you ever laughed so hard you just doubled over, unable to speak, or function, or even breathe? Sure you have. What a bazaar nervous convulsion! What is that about? What other animal goes into convulsions of joy?
    It’s fun tho. We love it. Frickin’ bazaar creatures. No wonder the apes are laughing.

  18. arkizzle / Moderator says:

    Oh. Wait.

    I’m going to very quickly say that the joke about the Christain Brothers was not at all about their most recent scandels (which, frankly, aren’t very funny) but was about them running very harsh schools that weren’t nice places to be. Just that. Because they weren’t.

  19. arkizzle / Moderator says:

    Damn. I spelt Christian wrong again (and I’m not going to tell you how many typos I corrected in this comment).

  20. webmonkees says:

    Makes you wonder just what the monkeys are ‘saying’ in those recordings you can activate near the cages.. and what do the live monkeys think one of their siblings is up to just out of view?

  21. NidSquid says:

    That was lovely. Nothing like the sound of laughter to make you smile.

    I’d love to have that job: Ape Tickler.

  22. Tensegrity says:

    .wma fail

  23. Anonymous says:

    … ApeLad, would you care to comment?!?

    Ah ha!!


  24. Tom Hale says:

    You’re not trying to multi task are you Arkizzle? Only women can do that.

  25. Doomstalk says:

    Much more pleasant than when doves cry.

  26. tallpat says:

    Tensegrity #2- looks like NG screwed up the links to the wma files… their specified location = instead of what it should be:

  27. daemonsquire says:

    Radio Lab had a segment about animal laughter, that included some chimp chuckles, in their Laughter episode last year.

  28. Anonymous says:

    Enter koala mating call into Youtube. Better.

  29. gATO says:

    It’s previously been argued that chimps chuckle, but their method —”laughing” on both the exhale and inhale— had been deemed too different from the human, exhale-only laugh.

    it’s obviously different from human laughter, but it does kinda sounds like when you snort while chuckling.

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