In a clear case of monkey-see-monkey-do, this ape seems desperate to fire off a text message from an iPhone.

Despite his best attempts, he is unable to unlock device. However, with a little human help, he's in business.

He just types gibberish, from what we can tell. But if, as the saying goes, a bunch of monkeys at a bunch of typewriters could eventually reproduce 'Hamlet,' this little guy should be able to send out something coherent within about ten years -- providing he maintains his sky-high level of enthusiasm for the task. Check it out below.

[via Best Week Ever]