A frisky monkey tried to remove the top of former Miss Peru Paula Manzanal who was visiting a sanctuary in Bali. — TikTok screencap
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 14 — A monkey at a sanctuary in Bali tried but failed to pull down the tube top of a former Miss Peru who visited the site recently.
Footage of the frisky monkey trying the stunt on Paula Manzanal has been making its rounds on social media after the 29-year-old shared it on TikTok.
Although the incident happened in September, press in some countries also started reporting about it a few days ago.
In the clip, Manzanal was admiring the long-tailed macaque at the Ubud Monkey Forest when the mammal suddenly grabbed her top and wanted to pull it down.
A shocked Manzanal then held on to her top to avoid exposing her voluptuous breasts and the monkey resorted to violence where it hissed and tried to slap her in the face before the video was abruptly cut out.
“I just didn’t want it to touch me,” she captioned the video on social media, translated from Spanish.
Her 2.1 million TikTok followers shared their concern for her.
“Be thankful it didn’t bite you,” one follower exclaimed.
“It could hurt your eye, be very careful with the little animals; they get scared and react like that. I hope you are fine,” another wrote.
“I think his little fingernail got caught, and he must have thought that they wanted to tie him up, and he got scared,” wrote another.
Plenty of others saw the funny side is the interspecies dispute,
“I didn’t want to laugh but it did make me laugh; the good thing is that it didn’t bite you,” one follower wrote.
“He definitely knew what he was doing,” another wrote.
“Thank you little monkey on behalf of all followers,” wrote another follower.
According to news.com.au, Ubud Monkey Forest — also known as the Sacred Monkey Forest of Padangtegal — is home to over 700 grey long-tailed macaques.
The park monkeys are generally considered friendly but are well-known to bite or scratch if provoked or allured by food — especially mother monkeys with babies.