Thursday, June 22, 2006

Even the monkeys think Beckham is hot

Baboons steal England flags
A safari park is warning visitors to remove England flags from their cars after a group of baboons began stealing them.

The animals have built up a huge collection of flags in the monkey enclosure at Knowsley safari park in Merseyside.

Keepers at the park say the 120-strong troop of baboons have been known to help themselves to windscreen wipers but have now turned their attentions to the World Cup flags.

Safari Park general manager David Ross told the Liverpool Echo: "Many people are wisely removing the flags before they set off on the safari drive.

"But if they forget, the baboons usually take them and they've now built up quite a collection."

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