Cheeky monkey: The zoo visitor has a tug of war with the curious squirrel monkey after grabbing his camera
- The guest filmed the cheeky squirrel monkey at Newquay Zoo in Cornwall
- Two of the animals were fascinated by the camera and came closer
- After three unsuccessful attempts, you finally reach for the device with both hands
This is the moment when a zoo visitor has a tug of war with monkeys after reaching for his camera.
The guest was filming squirrel monkeys at Newquay Zoo in Cornwall when they noticed his camera near their cage.
The footage shows the cheeky primates reaching through the bars of their enclosure and grabbing the camera with both hands.
A visitor to Newquay Zoo in Cornwall had a tug of war with a monkey after the curious creature reached for his camera
The squirrel monkey successfully stretched out its enclosure and reached for the camera after three failed attempts
Two of the animals bowed their heads curiously at the camera before jumping to a wooden beam for a better view.
A monkey tries three times to grab the device and sticks its arms through the bars.
On the fourth attempt, however, the monkey manages to get the camera in both hands and stare curiously at it.
The person who shot the video said, “I have this new action camera and it's great for capturing the scenery, but when I tried to film the animals they looked very small in the shot.
Every time the guest visiting the zoo tried to get close to the animals, he kept reaching for the camera
When I saw these monkeys grooming near the bars of their enclosure, I decided to get the camera up close and get better footage.
“I thought they wouldn't mind the camera as they have visitors all day, but they were immediately curious and came over to inspect it.
Then one of them grabbed it. I was totally stunned. & # 39;
The guest who asked to remain nameless tried a few more times to take their close-up, but each time they did a different monkey walked into the camera.
"They were absolutely fascinated by it," he said.
Two monkeys in the enclosure were intrigued by the camera and tried to reach it when it was close enough
& # 39; There was no aggression in it; No teeth grinding or throwing – I think they really just wanted to take a closer look. & # 39;
The guest who recorded the video in July said, “You can see how curious you are.
"In a photo of my wife you actually see a monkey grabbing the camera and it looks like they're taking a selfie."
Squirrel monkeys are native to the forests of South and Central America, spend most of their time in the canopy and rarely get to the forest floor.
They use their nimble fingers and natural curiosity to look for a variety of plants and insects, although snakes and large birds themselves hunt them.