Over at Cuepoint, an interview with legendary video game music composer David Wise (Donkey Kong Country, etc.) whose sounds are widely sampled by the likes of Drake, Childish Gambino, and countless hip hop and chiptune musicians.
When we were working on Donkey Kong Country, we took a trip out to the Twycross Zoo, thinking that we could record some samples for of the monkeys. But they weren't making much noise, until it was feeding time, and everyone was just going completely berzerk, and we couldn't isolate the monkeys at all. It was a fun day, but a complete waste of time. We ended up having to get someone in the office make monkey sounds into the microphone.