Monkey baffled by tourist’s sleight of hand magic trick in Japan


This is the amusing moment a red-faced macaque appeared surprised after seeing a magic trick in Japan.

Kosei, who visited the zoo in Kyoto, did a fruit disappearing sleight-of-hand in front of the primate on December 30.

To make the trick more believable, he showed the fruit to the animal and teased it with the treat.

The monkey was eyeing the fruit when the tourist pointed at it and made it disappear in an instant.

With its attention on the man’s trick, the macaque dropped its jaw appearing to be shocked.

The animal even shouted while looking at the magician who just made the fruit disappear.

Kosei said: ‘I fell in love with this monkey, it’s like a child who is happy to see a magic trick. Its reaction made me so happy.’