A group of spider monkeys in a zoo exacted revenge on a young woman when they grabbed her by the hair because she kept banging their enclosure. The girl was captured on camera swinging towards the chain link fence enclosing the spider monkey enclosure while holding her phone in the other hand.
The girl is seen getting near enough to the enclosure fence when the video, which was released to TikTok and quickly went viral, shows a monkey reaching through to grab her by her hair.
Before other people can rescue the girl and frighten the animal away by waving towels at it, the monkey starts yelping and shrieking.
Fortunately, the girl didn’t seem too hurt after she was set free. However, things didn’t finish there because a few seconds later, the girl went straight by the monkeys in their cage again and got too near for them to re-grab her.
This time, two monkeys join up to grab her hair, but the girl is able to rapidly free herself by pulling to freedom.
Many have questioned why she even went back for a second after being so near to the monkey enclosure in the video, which has received more than eight million views.
Many people agreed with the statement “sorry but she began it” made by one user.
Others questioned why the girl’s immediate surroundings didn’t intervene sooner because after she is first kidnapped, everyone just stands about and laughs for a short while.
Someone said ‘everyone laughing while she gets her wig snatched’, and another commented, ‘they just sitting back letting it happen do something’.
More comments expressed their belief that the girl — and indeed everyone — would learn from this experience that disturbing animals in their habitat is never a good thing.
Although they appear to be little and cuddly, spider monkeys are wild animals that, if kept in captivity, may develop the habit of attempting to attack humans.
In general, it’s a good idea to remember the phrase “look, don’t touch” when it comes to zoo animals.
Despite her claims to the contrary, spider monkey expert Dr. Victoria Milne cautioned that approaching too closely and trespassing into the animals’ enclosures could be was “very disruptive.”