Imagine this: it's early in the morning and you're drinking a nice cup of coffee, maybe on your porch -- only to have it disturbed by a pack of 70 monkeys screaming past because they just liberated themselves from the local zoo.
Yeah, that happened. So, if you don't believe that monkeys contain a spark of devious intelligence, just know they are capable of breaking out of a zoo enclosure without anyone noticing.
UK publisher Dailystar reports that the gang of 70 primates made a successful bid for freedom over the weekend. What's even worse, this is the second time this happened at the zoo: Takagoyama Zoo in Japan.
An early morning construction worker noticed the giant hole gnawed into the protective fence and quickly discovered that there were no monkeys to be found.
Unfortunately, the macaques didn't fully comprehend the concept of "on the run" as they kinda hung out and basked in their short-lived freedom before being scooped up one by one and returned to their sanctuary.
"We have no clue (why they escaped). We'd finally finished catching them," announced an outraged official of the city of Futtsu.
How the monkeys escaped without notice is currently under investigation.