They call it the night monkey.

Its true name is the douroucouli.

It is the only monkey to do its real living at night.

Special powers

Only a few non-human animals are even decent artists, much less good ones. There’s the elephant, for one. For two, there’s the douroucouli. Its drawings are really quite beautiful. Its paintings are impeccable. Its charcoal work, quite honestly, isn’t up to its usual standards, but it’s still better than mine.

douroucouli self-portrait

The douroucouli: a self-portrait.


The douroucouli can be pretty condescending.

condescending douroucouli

“Oh, I’m sorry, you probably haven’t heard of this. It’s kind of a nocturnal thing.”

This trait was the basis for a failed attempt at a viral meme by user _SupertrainSet_ that would feature the douroucouli’s image accompanied by various obnoxious phrases, such as “Oh, you’ve only seen the pilot? You must be such a huuuuge Supertrain fan,” and “Uh, yeah, I guess you could say Supertrain was a flop…if you hate quality.”[1]

Number of legs


Drink of choice

Maker’s Mark, which comes with its own wax – saving the douroucouli a costly trip to the wax store!

What if it fought a bear?

Well there’s a good chance the douroucouli isn’t even awake for this fight.

Is it noble?


Final rating

The night monkey is a dope nickname.





[1]To be clear, the douroucouli has never said anything like these quotes.

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