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Last Updated: Thursday April 07 2011 15:55 GMT

PICTURES: Cheeky monkeys steal shades!

Monkeys have been stealing sunglasses from London Zoo.

At last! It looks like summer is on its way, so the perfect time to dig out those shades...

Monkeys have been stealing sunglasses from London Zoo.

But it isn't just the humans at London Zoo who have been trying out their summer looks.

Monkeys have been stealing sunglasses from London Zoo.

Are these my colour? These cheeky monkeys have been stealing visitors' sunglasses as they pass through their home.

Monkeys have been stealing sunglasses from London Zoo.

Keepers at the zoo say that it has become such a big problem that they're having to train the monkeys to stop their shady habit!

Monkeys have been stealing sunglasses from London Zoo.

The trainers have been covering shades with mushed-up bitter apple, which has a really nasty taste!

Monkeys have been stealing sunglasses from London Zoo.

The keepers hope that when they pick up the shades for a nibble and get a gross taste they'll learn to stop sneaking the sunnies!

Monkeys have been stealing sunglasses from London Zoo.

It's not the first time the pesky primates have got in trouble for stealing from visitors...

Monkeys have been stealing sunglasses from London Zoo.

Four years ago trainers had to stop the spider monkeys from pinching mobile phones!