The old adage for performers says to never, ever work with children or animals. Simon Pierro, known for his clever iPad tricks, has disregarded that wisdom and we are all the better for it.

This week, the Irish Independent picked up one of Pierro’s clips where he performs a few digital tricks for a chimpanzee. But it’s pretty impressive that the newspaper only just noticed the video, because Pierro’s original upload of him performing for three different chimps has more than 9 million views.

We sure do like to see so many people...going ape for digital magic. (Yes, I know, that joke was bananas.)