Shocking video reveals the moment a monkey smashes its glass cage

No monkey business here! Shocking video captures the moment a Colombian white-faced capuchin uses a sharpened stone to smash its glass cage in China

  • Zhengzhou Zoo’s  resident Colombian white-faced capuchin used the rock 
  • It repeatedly raised the object above its head and used it to hit the glass wall  
  • One hit succeeds in shattering the glass as the pane shatters completely 
  • The animal scampered away immediately and the glass will be replaced   

Footage of a monkey in a glass enclosure in China reveals the moment the primate desperately smashed a pane with a sharpened rock in an attempt to escape.

The animals are exceptionally intelligent and it is unknown what triggered the animal’s distress, besides being in captivity. 

Viewed more than 17 million times on social media the video shows the unsettling moment which happened at the Zhengzhou Zoo in Central China’s Henan Province on 20th August. 

The footage shows the zoo’s resident Colombian white-faced capuchin (Cebus capucinus) standing near the glass wall holding the big rock with both hands

The animals are exceptionally intelligent and it is unknown what triggered the animal’s distress, besides being in captivity. Viewed more than 17 million times on social media the video shows the unsettling moment it cracked on impact (pictured)

The footage shows the zoo’s resident Colombian white-faced capuchin (Cebus capucinus) standing near the glass wall holding the big rock with both hands.

Onlookers watched on shocked as the the monkey battered the enclosure’s glass boundary.

As the animal progresses in its desperate bid for freedom the cracking glass alarms the diminutive creature.  

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

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

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.

‘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’.’

Tian said the glass would be replaced and that they would increase patrols to ensure no animals attempt to escape.

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

Onlookers watched on shocked as the the monkey battered the enclosure’s glass boundary. As the animal progresses in its desperate bid for freedom the cracking glass alarms the diminutive creature (pictured)

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