11 Most Bizarre Zoo Accidents

3. Monkeys Steal Phone Of Visitor Trying to Take Photos Of Them And Then Attack Man (Fuzhou, 2007)

Monkey Stealing Gif A visitor got more than the one memento he bargained for from Fuzhou Zoo in September 2007 when he tried to take a photo of the Assamese macaque monkeys - as they left his scarred after attacking him. The man was attempting to snap the monkeys through the cage of the zoo using the camera on his smartphone when one of them snatched the device from his hand and began chomping away on it. With the visitor determined to get his phone back, he climbed over the safety railing and attempted to grab it back - only for three angry monkeys to jump on him and viciously scratch his back, arms and face. Monkeys are evidently quite camera shy...
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