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​Moment Monkey Sharpens Rock And Uses It To Smash Zoo Enclosure Glass

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​Moment Monkey Sharpens Rock And Uses It To Smash Zoo Enclosure Glass

In what a surely a foreshadowing of a Planet of the Apes style scenario, a monkey in China has been filmed sharpening a rock before using it to smash the glass of its zoo enclosure. Watch here:

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There are many people who argue that we shouldn't be keeping animals in captivity, but seeing as they cannot communicate with us verbally, we are often left having to try interpret their body language.

Is that tiger pacing 'cause it's sad? Is that bear going around in circles because it's totally lost it?

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But if a monkey manages to pick up a rock, sharpen it, and then use it to smash its glass enclosure, the message is surely abundantly clear.

The video of the monkey's impressive efforts went viral after it was shared online, amassing millions of views.

The incident was filmed at the Zhengzhou Zoo, in the central Henan Province, back in August 2019.

The footage shows the zoo's resident Colombian white-faced capuchin (cebus capucinus) standing near the glass wall and holding the rock aloft with both hands, before repeatedly hitting the window with the sharpened object.

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A white-faced capuchin at a zoo in Germany. Credit: PA
A white-faced capuchin at a zoo in Germany. Credit: PA

Visitors watched on in shock as the monkey broke the enclosure's boundary, shattering the glass of the display wall and making the entire pane of glass crack.

And while the incident startled onlooking tourists, nobody s*** themselves more than the little monkey, who was clearly spooked by its own strength and ran off frightened after the glass shattered.

Tourist Mr Wang recalled: "The monkey was sharpening the stone, then it started hitting it on the glass.

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"The monkey scared itself away, but it came back to take another look and even touched it."

The monkey picks up the rock and begins smashing it against the glass. Credit: AsiaWire
The monkey picks up the rock and begins smashing it against the glass. Credit: AsiaWire

Zhengzhou Zoo staff member Tian Shuliao told local media: "This monkey is unlike other monkeys. This one knows how to use tools to break walnuts.

"When we feed walnuts to other monkeys, they only know to bite it.

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"But it had never hit the glass before though. This is the first time. It's toughened glass, so it would never have got out.

"After it happened, we picked up all the rocks and took away all its 'weapons'."

He explained the glass would be replaced and that the zoo would be increasing patrols to ensure no animals attempt to escape in the future.

Sound like a bunch of spoil sports, if you ask me; give that monkey its weapons back and set it free.

Featured Image Credit: AsiaWire

Topics: Interesting, Animals, China, monkey

Jake Massey
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