In July 2014, pictures were posted on the Gordon Ramsay Facebook page of chef and TV personality Gordon Ramsay with a chimpanzee in his home. In the photos, the young chimp poses and "smiles" for the camera with Ramsay's family.
College Planning Experts is a Los Angeles-based college planning firm that runs a website offering services to parents and students, helping with educational financial planning and college enrollment. In an advertisement on the company's YouTube page, founder and CEO Brian Safdari sits with a young chimpanzee he calls Eli. He discusses with the chimp the importance of planning for a college education and explains that Eli has been "educated" to sit still on his lap.
PicMonkey, an online photo editor application found in the Google Chrome Web Store, is using a young chimpanzee dressed in clothing to pose in an advertisement on the Chrome Web Store's home page.
No! No! Hair, a company that sells hair removal products, featured a chimpanzee 'actor' in a short video on their website. The chimpanzee is used to represent a man covered in hair.
Monkeysee.com, an online interactive website that contains over 15,000 how-to, DIY, and advice videos, features Mikey, a young chimpanzee "actor", who learns how to dance by immitating how-to videos on "Belly Dance-Hip Movements" and "Sexy Dancing for Health and Fitness." By watching these videos, Mikey hopes to learn dance moves that will help him win a dance competition with a cash prize of $1000.
The National Center for Public Policy Research, a conservative "think tank" based in Washington, DC, is critical of the NOAA Hurricane Season Outlook predictions. To voice their displeasure, they produced a website and video, featuring Kedzie, a young chimpanzee "actor," dressed in a lab coat and predicting the number of hurricanes by throwing dice.
This interactive video game created by the Japanese video game company, Nintendo, allows players to raise and train their own pet chimpanzee.
A 7-year old chimpanzee named Pan-kun rides a Segway electric vehicle in this clip from a Japanese television show named Shimura Zoo. Pan-kun is seen struggling with the controls, and at one point seems to crash the vehicle into a tree.
Pan-Yun is from a Japanese zoo in Kyushu and has been featured in several similar "entertainment" promotions. The video went viral with online video websites such as YouTube where it has received over 3 million views.
CareerBuilder, the online job search site, featured a series of televison advertisments with "actor" chimpanzees. They also maintain an online email system featuring frivolous portrayals of chimpanzees that appear to speak messages.