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In pictures: Foliage fun from mischievous macaques leaves groundskeepers grumbling

Barbary macaques are the only free-living primates in Europe, besides humans.

Keepers are hoping their mischievous macaques will turn over a new leaf as a safari park is set to close for winter.

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The troupe of monkeys rummaged through bags of foliage which had just been raked up at Blair Drummond Safari Park.

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Park manager Gary Gilmour said: “The groundskeeper was raking up the leaves.

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“As soon as they were putting them in the bag the monkeys were emptying them and having a wee carry on.

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“They’re wee toe rags, having a bit of fun.”

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Barbary macaques are the only free-living primates in Europe, besides humans.

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