Not bananas again! Monkey reacts with anger after opening his oh so predictable Christmas present
- Excitement turns to deflation as rhesus monkey gets same old gift
Open-mouthed with excitement, this monkey looked like any child on Christmas morning as he got stuck into opening his presents at Longleat Safari Park.
What was going to be inside the wrapping paper? Some berries? Strawberries? Anything to break the monotony of his daily diet of bananas, surely.
But as he ripped the wrapping away, his faced turned to shock and then apparent horror as the awful truth was revealed - there was to be no respite.
Despite having to make do with yet more bananas, it wasn’t all bad news - the rhesus monkey and his friends were given Santa signs to play with. They seemed happy as they monkeyed around and took it in turns to run around with and hide behind the signs.
The cheeky mammals weren’t the only ones to receive gifts, with the safari park’s gorillas not left out.
But one of them, 13-year-old silverback, Kesho, looked just as unimpressed as the monkeys.
It was a far cry from earlier this year when Kesho jumped for joy when he was reunited with his baby brother, Alf.
The siblings were set apart for three years when Kesho was sent to London Zoo as part of a breeding programme.
But unfortunately he was found to be infertile and was sent back to his baby brother, with the pair making headlines around the world with their joyful reunion.
Longleat, which opened in 1966, was the first drive-through safari park outside of Africa.
Set in 9,000-acres of land in Wiltshire, the park attracts thousands of visitors every year, many of whom leave minus parts from their cars thanks to the monkeys’ infamous thieving.
It was the first safari park of its kind anywhere in the world and was considered to be a massive breakthrough in the way in which captive animals were kept, with the animals roaming free and the customers kept in cages - their cars.
Monkeys, tigers and lions are among the most popular attractions.