Page last updated at 22:22 GMT, Tuesday, 21 July 2009 23:22 UK

Monkey business at safari park


Knowsley Safari Park has been serving 'Anti Social Baboon Orders' on some naughty primates.

The park's resident baboons have learned how to crack open roof-top luggage boxes, then they scamper up trees with the visitors' belongings.

Safari Park general manager David Ross said: "When the first luggage box was broken into we didn't really take an awful lot of notice - we just thought it was a one-off incident with a faulty box or lock.

"However, when the problem kept happening, it quickly became clear that the baboons had acquired an unfortunate new skill.

"Their technique involves the largest baboons jumping up and down on the box, flexing it until the lock bursts open, when the rest of the baboons pile in to see what they can find."

Footage courtesy of Knowsley Safari Park


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