Chimps Tea Party

These images document the tragic history of the entertainment use of chimpanzees and other non-human primates. Please educate yourself about the threats faced by monkeys and apes. PLEASE, DO NOT SUPPORT ANY KIND OF ENTERTAINMENT USE OF NON-HUMAN PRIMATES OR ANY OTHER WILD ANIMALS. If you care about non-human primates and wish to help, please support conservation efforts and primate sanctuaries. For more information turn to conservation agencies such as the Jane Goodall Institute.
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The ‘Mr Shifter’ character from the 1970s PG Tips advert ...

The tea-swilling chimps from the classic PG Tips adverts

The ‘Mr Shifter’ character from the PG Tips advertisement in the UK

Britains 1960s zoo keeper. Monkey handler

Britains 1960s zoo keeper. Monkey handler

One of the TV stars PG survivor Choppers, today at Twycross

Secret sorrows of tea chimps: Real animal stars of TV’s most popular ad

IT WAS the era when millions of people flocked to the nation’s zoos to marvel at chimps’ tea parties.

Molly Badham with one of her chimps who starred in the tea commercials

The tea-swilling chimps from the classic PG Tips adverts

A documentary about the making of the PG Tips adverts, Secrets Of The Tea Chimps, reveals the apes’ extraordinary story from their first ad, which made them the best-loved animals in Britain.

Jane Storkey posing with two chimpanzees at a tea party at Hints in the late 1950s

Tea and chimpathy: The REAL stars behind the famous PG Tips adverts

Jane Storkey posing with two chimpanzees at a tea party at Hints in the late

Chimpanzees and an Orangutan Having Dinner at “Monkey Farm”, Culver City, CA, c. 1930’s

An Unnatural History

Chimpanzees and an Orangutan Having Dinner at & Farm& Culver City, CA, c.

Bostock’s Consul the Chimpanzee, 1908-1910 Frank Bostock was a famed third-generation animal trainer and menagerist.  From 1894 to 1903 he operated Bostock’s Arena in Coney Island’s Dreamland Park, which averaged 16,000 visitors a day and featured animal acts, sideshow curiosities, concession games and amusement rides.  On returning to his native England, he opened Bostock’s Arena and Jungle, a huge traveling exhibition that moved from city to city, and introduced to Europe the ...

Bostock’s Consul the Chimpanzee, 1908-1910 Frank Bostock was a famed third-generation animal trainer and menagerist. From 1894 to 1903 he operated Bostock’s Arena in Coney Island’s Dreamland Park, which averaged 16,000 visitors a day and featured animal acts, sideshow curiosities, concession games and amusement rides. On returning to his native England, he opened Bostock’s Arena and Jungle, a huge traveling exhibition that moved from city to city, and introduced to Europe the ...

31st May 1965:  A chimpanzee at London Zoo starts drinking before a zookeeper has finished pouring during practice for the Chimps Tea Party

May A chimpanzee at London Zoo starts drinking before a zookeeper has finished pouring during practice for the Chimps Tea Party

Monkey jubilee tea party.

Monkey jubilee tea party at Longleat – in pictures

A monkey tea party in celebration of the queen's diamond jubilee was laid on by kind-hearted and patriotic staff at the Longleat safari park in Wiltshire this week, but things very soon descended into chaos as the cheeky primates ran riot with the carefully laid out feast. Not a single fairy cake was spared.

Monkey jubilee tea party at Longleat – in pictures

A monkey tea party in celebration of the queen's diamond jubilee was laid on by kind-hearted and patriotic staff at the Longleat safari park in Wiltshire this week, but things very soon descended into chaos as the cheeky primates ran riot with the carefully laid out feast. Not a single fairy cake was spared.

Janie once was one of the tea party chimps at Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo bids farewell to their beloved chimpanzee, Janie :(

Wade England Red Rose Tea Teapot Monkey Figurine Circus

Wade England Red Rose Tea Teapot Monkey Figurine Circus Dark Brown

Wade England Red Rose Tea Teapot Monkey Figurine Circus

A long-tailed macaque enjoys food served during the annual Monkey Buffet Festival at the Pra Prang Sam Yot temple in Lopburi, north of Bangkok November 30, 2014. (Photo by Damir Sagolj/Reuters)

A long-tailed macaque enjoys food served during the annual Monkey Buffet Festival at the Pra Prang Sam Yot temple in Lopburi, north of Bangkok November (Photo by Damir Sagolj/Reuters)

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