Go ape! Ingenious monkeys use power line as a zip wire to whizz between buildings in India
This is the moment a group of clever monkeys used an electricity line as a zip wire - with one brave primate even sliding down backwards.
Two monkeys were filmed taking a ride on the wire running between buildings in Udaipur, India, on Tuesday.
In the hilarious clip they show off their impressive balancing skills as they ride down from the roof of a multi-storey building, even turning around while sliding.
The group of primates can be seen sitting on the roof of a tall building contemplating how to make it across to the other side.
The first monkey can then be seen lea on the line, grip on tight and sliding down the wire, as though at an adventure playground.
His tail appears to wag in enjoyment as he begins to gain momentum, sliding on his stomach.
It briefly looks as if he will fall off but he quickly regains his composure before landing on a palm tree overhanging the metal roof of a lower building.
Clearly keen to outdo his friend, one of the other primates then jumps off the building onto the cable and also zips down the wire, but this time he does it backwards.
The daring monkey even glances towards the camera at one point and stops in the middle of the wire to stand up.
Climbing on power lines can be dangerous for monkeys, however.
Heartbreaking footage from January last year showed a distressed monkey being treated by vets for horrific burns and loss of sight after he was electrocuted in Thailand.
They'll get a shock if they try that on non-insulated cables !
alexanderjames, london, United Kingdom
SRKS, bangalore, India
These are Cable TV lines.
Trump_for_Prison, Montreal, Canada
Those are not power lines if they were then they would not be able to touch two at a time
They look insulated.
Quiffy, Belfast, United Kingdom
Animals adapt... Not much forest left for them so they adapt to our cement life..
SimonKi99735039, UK, United Kingdom
He's going Bananas. LOL
Candid8, Mineral, United States
Loss of natural habitat to human activity causes such results. Use birth control people!
felinemad, Bolton, United Kingdom
Blastman, Kane, United States
I would be afraid to do that.
Would have been better to put the poor thing to sleep.
lambofkent, Folkestone, United Kingdom
Would you say that if it were a human?
HumourMe, Snowflake, Australia
This is normal in India
Charles, London, United Kingdom
I'll take a bet they've been sitting outside somebody's windows and watching some good action films on the tv inside ;)
Quasar ion, cambridge, United Kingdom
NOT a power line you stupid journalist
RON, Amsterdam, Netherlands
How was it burnt otherwise?
alsocurious, copenhagen, Denmark
Poor it. Perhaps better off put to sleep.