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Monkeying around just became a little more dangerous. Sick of swinging through trees and watching his friends slip on banana peels, this gibbon has decided to make playtime a tad more intense. Using only his arms and massive amount of self-confidence for balance, he traverses a jungle bridge like a tightrope. It's like a wild version of the circus, but sadly, with less popcorn....

Let's be honest. Cats aren't really heralded for their ability to handle the unexpected. Felines usually prefer their posh lives a certain way, and expect us to stick to the routine. Bringing in a baby monkey is not part of the routine. Regardless, this calm kitty doesn't allow the couch crasher to make her hissy. She does, however, allow the baby gibbon to bite her tail, pat her butt and jump on her, but not once does she lose her noble demeanor. Basically, this is a buddy-cop movie in the making. More Unlikely Animal Friendships:...

Photo: Parken Zoo When 37-year-old white-handed gibbon Jane started acting sluggish last winter, zookeepers at Sweden's Parken Zoo feared the worst. After all, captive gibbons typically don't live much longer than 30. Luckily for all, the ape had a surprise in store. Rather than preparing to visit that pearly white zoo in the sky, Jane was pregnant. She gave birth to a healthy baby gibbon late last month reports Sweden's The Local. Jane's advanced age puts her on par with a 75- or 80-year old human. The head of the Parken Zoo, Helena Olsson, said she's never heard of such an elderly gibbon giving birth. Jane is not a first-time mom, but her last baby was born 15 years ago. Jane's ...