Pick up the phone! Hilarious moment spider monkeys steal iPhone and keepers struggle to retrieve it
Spider monkey is seen taking a smartphone and playing with it at Nashville ZooCheeky animal perches on branch and tries to pull the pop-socket off the phone
It then drops device and another monkey hilariously creeps in to grab new toyZookeepers manage to get the mobile back after using a stick and digging a hole
A zoo visitor got more entertainment than they bargained for when a spider monkey took their phone inside its enclosure.
In a hilarious clip filmed at Nashville Zoo in Tennessee on Friday the cheeky creature is seen running along tree branches with the smartphone.
After making it back to a perch the monkey bites on the device and shows it to a pal, before dropping it from the tree for another of the troop to play with.
A spider monkey hilariously stole a visitors phone (left) and took it onto a tree in the enclosure (right) at Nashville Zoo in Tennessee
In the clip the monkey is seen sitting on a branch and trying to pull the pop-socket off the back as another animal comes to join it.
While trying to work out what the unusual toy is, the monkey bites the corner of the phone before losing its grip and dropping it from the tree.
Another inquisitive animal then sneaks towards the phone, making sure to look behind to see if any of the other monkeys have followed, to pick it up.
This monkey gives the phone a sniff and creeps behind another tree. The video then cuts to a zookeeper sitting on the other side of a fence.