Updated: May 9, 2021 10:22:31 am
In a video widely being shared across social media sites, a group of macaques is seen having a blast at a swimming pool. Launching themselves like cannonballs, the monkeys are seen taking turns diving into the water from atop an umbrella.
The video was reportedly shot in a resort in Mahabaleshwar in Maharashtra, one of the several states in India under lockdown. While the video has been doing the rounds for a week, it got more attention after former NBA star Rex Champan shared it on Twitter. It has nearly 2 million views now.
The monkeys have taken over a resort in Mahabaleshwar, India during lockdown… pic.twitter.com/8Gd4J3mNbN
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) May 7, 2021
Many social media users said the video brought them great joy. Others observed how “nature is healing”, and celebrated animals taking over urban spaces with humans at home.
It’s ridiculous how much this made me laugh.
— Ben Stiller (@RedHourBen) May 7, 2021
The unbridled joy in these animals. I can’t remember the last time I had that much fun.
— George Hahn (@georgehahn) May 7, 2021
I like the two at the end who are like
“Go ahead it’s your turn”
“Nah…i think I’ll just..stay here”
“You want to jump together?”
— Diedrich Bader (@bader_diedrich) May 7, 2021
The Summer Olympics are a bit different than I remember them
— Lance Ulanoff (@LanceUlanoff) May 7, 2021
Nature is healing https://t.co/epcG5xjtkG
— rabia O’chaudry (@rabiasquared) May 7, 2021
Monkeys jumping into a pool is THE BEST THING EVER💕🤣💕🤣💕
— Bebe Neuwirth (she/her) (@BebeNeuwirth) May 7, 2021
If you need to see a gang of happy monkeys doing cannonballs and bellyflops, well here you go. https://t.co/5HTolLqKvZ
— Charles Johnson (@Green_Footballs) May 7, 2021
I mean how can this not put a smile on your face… 😁 https://t.co/ntjgLej23g
— Ron Smiley 😄 (@RonSmileyWx) May 7, 2021
I will never not want to watch monkeys cannonballing https://t.co/hxsuMaFM7W
— Noah Michelson (@noahmichelson) May 7, 2021
Their little legs kicking in the air. I just can’t. https://t.co/qGz1YaYEAD
— Levi Damien (@LeviDamien) May 7, 2021
I’ve watched this at least a dozen times and one thing has remained the same….I don’t want to party like a rockstar, I want to party like a monkey. https://t.co/EgIRZdfasR
— Stephie Haynes (@CrooklynMMA) May 7, 2021
When the parents are away for the weekend. https://t.co/OG2WL21GPG
— David Hinojosa (@hinojosa_david) May 7, 2021
Thought this was video of my kids on our last vacation. https://t.co/cIm14Bi9pj
— devon sawa (@DevonESawa) May 7, 2021
I could watch a livestream of this all day long… 😍😍😍😍😍🤣🤣 https://t.co/yiWj15TafT
— Heather’s Corner (@hdcummins) May 7, 2021
Timeline cleanser! 🧼 https://t.co/txAo42s8iG
— that cactus birther 🌵 (@cactusncookies) May 8, 2021
The breakfast bar must be bananas 🍌 😝 https://t.co/iSD0DlWiF6
— Mark Stephen Levy (@TheRealMarkLevy) May 7, 2021
Exactly how I’m going to behave the first tropical resort vacation I go on after the pandemic https://t.co/Ovz7zDG6QY
— Shanna 🍍🥥︽✵︽ (@PinaCocoTweets) May 7, 2021
This is not the first time monkeys have taken over swimming pools in lockdown. Last year, a similar video from a Mumbai society went viral, where the primates were seen having a great time bathing in a pool. Another clip from Hyderabad too went viral, where the monkeys were seen jumping from balconies into the swimming pool of a residential complex.
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