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Monkeys get into spirit of Halloween.

MACAQUES have been having fun pinching monkey nuts from pumpkins as they get into the Halloween spirit at a Stirlingshire safari park.

Keepers say the animals have been left intrigued by the spooky scarecrow pumpkin heads filled with seasonal treats.

Blair Drummond Safari Park manager Gary Gilmour said: "We had some monkey nuts inside the pumpkins and they kept trying to run away with them.

"The animals love this time of the year, when the animal keepers give them their pumpkin enrichment treats."

Mr Gilmour added: "Our troop of 28 macaques enjoyed the pumpkins, especially the pumpkin hedgehog, which was decorated with monkey nuts sticking out.

"Over the weekend, we will be putting pumpkins around the animal reserve and we will also be having a competition for the kids to find pumpkins around Pets' Farm."

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Macaques play with a scarecrow and pumpkins, below, at Blair Drummond Safari Park in Scotland ANDREW MILLIGAN

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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Oct 28, 2017
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