Startled zoo monkey falls off ledge when it turns to see woman looking through the glass
- The primate got a shock after noticing a woman looking at it through the glass
- Ms Liu, the lady in the video, said it was her first time seeing a monkey in person
- She was visiting the primate in her local zoo in Changchun, Jilin province, China
This is the moment a shocked zoo monkey fell off a window ledge at the sight of a woman staring at it through the glass.
The video shows Ms Liu, from the city of Changchun in the north-eastern Chinese province of Jilin, visiting her local zoo.
According to Ms Liu, she had only seen monkeys on TV and was excited to see one in the flesh.
In the viral video, the monkey can be seen initially with its back to her as it perches on a window ledge.
Ms Liu moves her face closer and taps the glass in the hope that it will notice her.
When it suddenly spots her, the monkey is so surprised it falls off the ledge in shock.
The footage ends with the woman bursting out laughing and putting her hands over her face.
The perplexed primate is shocked to see a woman has appeared behind it, causing it to tumble from its perching point in its enclosure in Changchun city, Jilin province, China
Ms Liu said it was her first time seeing a monkey in the flesh, and that she had been excited to see the creature and capture the moment in person
Later on social media, Ms Liu joked that the monkey had reacted that way in response to seeing the young lady without any makeup on
Ms Liu posted the footage on the social network Douyin, which is what TikTok is called in China, where it has been widely shared by netizens.
She accompanied the clip with the title: ‘I still can’t figure out why this monkey saw me this way, is it because I wasn’t wearing makeup?!’
Footage of the shocked monkey followed hot-on-the-heels of a viral video – also on Douyin – of a gorilla spitting at zoogoers in the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang on 16th October.
A gorilla at Wenzhou Zoo spits through the open grate of its enclosure, dousing the unsuspecting zoogoers below in saliva and sending them running in disgust
The fed-up gorilla was filmed targeting visitors at Wenzhou Zoo in the city of Wenzhou.
The zoogoers are sent fleeing with horrified looks on their faces after being doused in ape spit.
Meanwhile, the cheeky gorilla drops down to the ground level and struts in front of the main window to watch the aftermath.