Call of the Wild
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Call of the Wild

Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom


When Chippy the chimpanzee started prank-calling workers at Blair Drummond wildlife park last year, people went bananas! Apparently the mischievous ape had secretly lifted a cell phone from the pocket of chief game warden Gary Gilmour and began calling people on speed dial—in the middle of the night!

NICE TRY, CHIMP!  Although Chippy sounded like a crank caller when people first answered the phone, he eventually let out a telltale screech and blew his cover. And the 12-year-old didn’t get off scot-free. Jokes Gilmour: “He’s lost his phone privileges till he turns 18!”


Text by Robin Terry 
Photograph by irvingnsaperstein, iStockphoto

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