If the Jungle Book was a horror story then this monkey would have a starring role.
The long-tailed monkey is dressed in jeans and forced to a wear dolls mask as it performed yesterday for tourists in Boyolali, Indonesia.
The peculiar performing masked monkeys have been a familiar sight in Boyolali since the 1980s when they were used to entertain poor slum children.
However, the influx of tourists meant monkeys which can perform tricks and be trained became in demand and their owners began dressing them as humans.
They are usually long-tailed monkeys and are stolen from their mothers whilst still being breastfed.
The tricks they are taught usually mimic human behaviour and include praying or smoking a cigarette.
They also have props including sunglasses and some have been forced to learn to ride miniature bicycles.
Authorities in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta clamped down on performing monkeys in 2011 and sanctioned the purchase of the animals from their owners.
Over 40 monkeys were rescued but when they were tested they were carrying diseases including tuberculosis and hepatitis.
In 2013 there was an outright ban in Jakarta after animal welfare charities demanded action from the government.
However, as these pictures prove, there are still ruthless owners who are prepared put the creepy masked monkeys to work on the streets for cash.