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Mum finds out the hard way why you don’t take your new car to a Safari Park

Mum Danielle treated toddler son Jack to his first trip to a safari park on Sunday, leaving with happy memories – and a hefty repair bill

What started as a fun bank holiday outing ended with a hefty repair bill when a curious monkey ATE a family’s new car.

Mum Danielle treated toddler son Jack to his first trip to a safari park on Sunday.

As she and husband Paul entered the baboon enclosure, they decided against the ‘car-friendly route’ to allow their son a closer look at the primates.

The 23-month-old tot was all smiles as the monkeys clambered on the car bonnet and pushed their bottoms up against the windscreen.

The monkeys clambered onto the bonnet of the family’s new car

Danielle, 31, from Liverpool, said: “Jack was giggling and reaching out to try and touch the baboons so I let him sit on my knee in the front for a closer look when we stopped.

“We started filming it as he was just so happy. His little face was mesmerised.”

That was until one curious baboon started snooping a little TOO closely.

As the hilarious mobile phone footage shows, the animal snapped off part of the wheel arch on Danielle’s Mazda CX-5 and started CHEWING IT.

The cheeky creature broke off part of the wheel arch and started chewing on it

Danielle can be heard shrieking “He’s eating my car! Get it off him!” while sister Laura struggles to contain her giggles as the baboon calmly perches on the bonnet with the plastic in its mouth.

The mum-of-one added: “We cried laughing – then I just cried. I looked around and other people’s windscreen wipers were hanging off.

“It was only afterwards that I looked online at the ‘Rules of Entry’ and saw the warning about the baboons.”

Other cars suffered a similar fate

Sure enough, the safari park warns : “Baboons may damage your car, so you can either use the car-friendly route or be prepared for this possibility.”

It’s safe to say Danielle wasn’t prepared.

She added: “The car’s not even a year old. Now I’ll have to fork out to have it fixed. At least Jack had fun!”