This article is about the Hunter creature. For the monster, see Maniacal monkey.
Maniacal monkey
Maniacal monkey
Release date 26 May 2016 (Update)
Hunter Level 60
Experience 1,000
Location Kruk's Dungeon
Trap Deadfall
Preferred bait Banana
Retaliation None
Loot Damaged monkey tail
Monkey tail (1/5,000)
It doesn't look like tin foil hats are all they're
cracked up to be.

Maniacal monkeys are Hunter creatures, requiring the completion of Monkey Madness II to catch. Located beyond the crevice where Glough's laboratory used to be in Kruk's Dungeon (north past the monkey handholds after entering the dungeon), trapping them requires the player to mount a stunted demonic gorilla by holding the Kruk monkey greegree.

Bananas are mandatory in baiting these creatures, although logs are not needed to set up the trap, and a player can only set up one trap at a time. When successfully captured, their tail will cut off, usually leaving behind a damaged monkey tail. There is a 1/5,000 chance that it will leave behind a monkey tail instead, which can be used to string ballistae. When this happens, the chat log will show a message saying You've caught a monkey's tail. Other than the missing monkey, it's in perfect condition!

Hunting maniacal monkeys

A maniacal monkey taking the bait.

Strategy Edit

To hunt Maniacal monkeys, all you need is the Kruk monkey greegree. What you do is first stop by the banana trees near the Monkey child visited in Monkey Madness. Each tree yields 5 bananas, so fill your inventory up with 25 bananas. Make sure to also bring bone to banana casts. Then run west to the trapdoor into Kruk's Dungeon with your Kruk monkey greegree equipped. Once inside, you will automatically unequip your greegree. Simply run north a little, equip your greegree again, and use the monkeybars. Once across the monkeybars, climb through the crevice to the north and you will be in a room full of stunted demonic gorillas, large boulders, and of course, Maniacal monkeys. Climb on one of the stunted demonic gorillas and set up one of the large boulders with a banana in your inventory. Then you just wait for a monkey to trigger the trap. Once a monkey triggers the trap, check it(if you caught a monkey) and set it up again. Once you're out of bananas, collect the bones around the room until you only have one space left, then store the stunted demonic gorilla in the holding area and exit the room. You will now need to unequip your greegree, cast bones to bananas, and reenter the room. This method averages around 65,000 Hunter experience per hour.


  • Unlike most hunter creatures, maniacal monkeys are not killed; rather, when successfully captured, they will shed their tails to escape, beginning the process of regenerating their tail. The tail will grow bit by bit, with the examine text reflecting when they are able to fall for the deadfall traps once more. The examine texts are as follows:
    • Apparently these monkeys can shed their tails to escape danger.
    • This monkey's tail has begun to grow back.
    • This monkey's tail has almost completely regrown.

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