Chimp whacks drone out of the air

2015-04-14 21:01
Tushi the chimpanzee, foreground, hits a drone with a stick. (Royal Burgers' Zoo via AP)

Tushi the chimpanzee, foreground, hits a drone with a stick. (Royal Burgers' Zoo via AP)

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Arnhem - Beware! Chimp Tushi at the Dutch Burgers' Zoo is a real drone-buster.

When the zoo sent a drone over the chimpanzee enclosure for a better look at how their 14 apes live, the response was swift.

With the unfamiliar intruder coming close to them, 23-year-old female Tushi waited in a tree, gritted her teeth and with two whacks from a long branch, downed the drone. No sweat.

Zoo spokesperson Bas Lukkenaar said on Tuesday that "we can write the drone off. It cost about €2 000. Then again, it doesn't surprise that Tushi did this. She is very handy with sticks."

With the camera still rolling on the ground on Friday after Tushi's strike, the zoo got some close-up footage anyway - of chimps coming to inspect their kill.

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