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Cheeky monkeys steal tourists' sunglasses

A group of cheeky monkeys are being taught to turn their backs on a life of crime after taking a shine to sunglasses belonging to tourists.

London Zoo's population of Bolivian squirrel monkeys have taken a liking to the glasses worn by visitors in the recent warm weather - and have begun to snatch the accessories off people's heads.

But keeper Kate Sanders said the zoo had a cunning plan to wean the animals off their thieving habit.

  • 09 Apr 2011
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