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May 30, 2015

Don’t Monkey Around With My Bag…

Filed under: Apenheul,PHOTOGRAPHY,THE NETHERLANDS — kiwidutch @ 1:00 am
(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

It’s winter 2013 and Family Kiwidutch have arrived at Apenheul, an animal park for monkeys of all varieties.

We have just passed Ticket control and find for want of better words a “table”with bins underneath it that contain what looks like hundreds of bags.

These are special “monkey proof” bags that have zips / zippers that come together in pairs, then there is a lock system that makes the zip secure.

I ask if my backpack is OK to go as it is and am told “No”, I still need one of these money-proof bags to put my backpack into for two reasons: First because the monkeys have worked out how to operate zips and will have my backpack open and have made off with my things so fast that I won’t know what hit me.

Secondly because the moneys are not toilet trained, the park’s bag will protect my backpack in case a monkey jumps onto my shoulder or backpack and has an “accident” of the lavatory kind.

The bags are free of charge for visitors to use and need to be returned on our way out of the park. The place is deserted when we go in but judging by the amount of bags  in the compartments under this “table” this place must be packed in the summer months.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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