Chimp Knocks Down Drone – level 3

14-06-2022 15:00

A drone flew in the skies above a chimpanzee enclosure at a zoo in the Netherlands, as it tried to take footage for a TV show.

Program makers had hoped to capture the enclosure from above, but another camera caught the moment that a chimp hit the aircraft with a stick. It looked like it is not just humans who are concerned about their privacy.

As the drone approached, the chimpanzee was perched on a branch. The chimp then lashed out with a stick and scored a direct hit. The aircraft fell to the ground and the chimpanzee wandered over for a closer look. Once the chimp got hold of the camera, it captured a video selfie.

Difficult words: enclosure (an area with barriers such as walls or water to keep in animals), footage (video recording), perch (to sit on something narrow), lash (to hit quickly), score (to accomplish something), wander (to go but not knowing where you’re going).

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