There were some real cheeky monkeys at Woburn Safari Park this week, as the animals got into the Halloween spirit messing around with spooky disguises.
Ring-tailed lemurs had fun scaring their friends with ghoulish Frankenstein and vampire masks and one Patas monkey proved he wasn’t scared of monsters by eagerly tucking into his sorrowful jack-o-lantern pumpkin.
Park spokesman, Abi Crowley, said: “The sad face expression carved on the pumpkin was priceless as one of the Patas monkeys munched straight into it.
“All the lemurs were running around teasing each other with the masks. As the lemurs held the masks up, they looked like they were trying to spook each other out.
Staff put mashed banana on the back of the Halloween masks to tempt the lemurs, who live in the Foot Safari; a ‘walk-through’ section of the park.
Abi said: “They are usually fed a lot of cabbage, carrots, tomatoes and squash so this was a nice treat. A lot of our visitors stopped to have a good look and enjoyed watching the animals’ antics.”
Ring-tailed and Red fronted lemurs can even be seen sticking their heads into smaller pumpkins dangling from climbing ropes to steal the yummy snacks inside.