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'Knife-wielding baboons' seen at safari park

Posted on Friday, 7 August, 2020 | Comment icon 22 comments

Baboons with knives... what could go wrong ? Image Credit: CC BY-SA 4.0 Aminudahiru
Baboons at Knowsley Safari Park in Merseyside have reportedly taken to wielding knives and sharp tools.
While having monkeys jumping on top of your car as you drive around the reserve has long been one of the main attractions of going to a safari park, less appealing is the prospect of running into a group of mischievous primates armed with knives, screwdrivers and chainsaws.

According to a recent report however, such a scenario might have actually happened... well, sort of.
Staff at the park raised the alarm after becoming concerned that some visitors were deliberately handing knives and other dangerous items to the monkeys "for a laugh."

It is highly unlikely however that the creatures would actually be able to harm anyone with them.

"The baboons have been found with knives and screwdrivers," said one worker. "I do wonder if it's some of the guests handing them out."

There has even been a report of a baboon lugging around a small chainsaw, however park officials have expressed doubts over whether every such sighting is entirely factual.

"We believe many of these stories have grown in exaggeration as they've been retold, with embellishment to make the objects that are sometimes found in the enclosure seem more exciting and unbelievable," said a park spokesperson.

Source: Lad Bible | Comments (22)

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #13 Posted by toast on 26 July, 2020, 14:18
As they are smart, I expect them to open a windscreen wiper shop at the exit of the safari park soon.
Comment icon #14 Posted by seanjo on 7 August, 2020, 18:30
Scouse Monkeys with knives shocker...
Comment icon #15 Posted by Buzz_Light_Year on 7 August, 2020, 19:03
Comment icon #16 Posted by simplybill on 7 August, 2020, 19:32
If one of them is named Caesar, we’re in trouble......
Comment icon #17 Posted by razman on 7 August, 2020, 20:19
I was just curious how Piney's quote changed from a Dalmatian to a Mancunian.
Comment icon #18 Posted by acute on 7 August, 2020, 20:25
It was a deliberate alteration, mainly for Piney's amusement.
Comment icon #19 Posted by Hazzard on 7 August, 2020, 23:17
Sure, why not.... But to be honest my money was on a zombie holocaust.
Comment icon #20 Posted by thedutchiedutch on 8 August, 2020, 1:40
They say monkey see monkey do 
Comment icon #21 Posted by Imaginarynumber1 on 8 August, 2020, 5:47    
Comment icon #22 Posted by Humbled Hypocrite83 on 10 August, 2020, 10:42
Yep bring knives to a gun fight and see how that works out lol... heck I'd rock a bat with nails in it 

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