Sometimes Illinois laws can be...weird, dumb, silly, head scratchers, etc...Here's one not to monkey around with. WorldPopulationReview

Monkeys are illegal to own in 25 states across America, including Illinois. BUT there is a side note when it comes to Illinois. There is a specific type of monkey that you CAN OWN in Illinois but only if they have severe or permanent motor disabilities. Um...say what?

Ok, so the type of monkey is called the "Capuchin Monkey." Here's the deal on these things:

They are readily identified as the "organ grinder" monkey, and have been used in many movies and television shows. The range of capuchin monkeys includes some tropical forests in Central America and South America as far south as northern Argentina. - Wikipedia 

This little guy.

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So you can in fact own this monkey in the state of Illinois, but it has to be barely able to move. Come again? You can make this little guy part of your family, but only if it has severe or permanent motor disabilities. Whoa! So much for playing fetch or juggling banana's or organ grinding.

I mean it eats small nuts and cashews, so you will be feeding it. Oh, side note...It also has the strength to crack a crab open with a rock to eat it. Maybe that cute little guy being disabled isn't a bad idea after all. As the video says below, "monkey power takes over." What???

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