Monkeying around at the St Joseph County Fair
Posted: Jul 1, 2012 1:48 AM EST | Updated: Nov 6, 2014 2:17 AM EST
ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. -- A lot of monkey business is going on at the Saint Joseph County Fair this year!
Meet Mickey, he's a 12-year-old baboon who's pretty darn smart!
He can do back flips, cross his legs, and even slap his trainers behind!
Mickey is also a movie star!
He starred in his own super bowl commercial, and two feature films!
It's Mickey and his trainer, Kevin's passion to spend their lives performing for others.
"You know I always wanted to be an animal trainer. I didn't know which animal I wanted to work with and when I worked with baboons I knew that was it. I always wanted an animal that... you could build a relationship with, a deep bond with and with a baboon you really have to have a relationship. You have to have a bond built on mutual trust and respect," says, animal trainer, Kevin Keith.
You can catch Mickey's shows every day at the fair at 3:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.