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Monkey Pulls the Plug on Kenyan Power Supply!

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Cheeky primate causes a nationwide blackout when he broke into a power plant...

There was some serious monkey business in Kenya last week when a meddlesome monkey climbed onto the roof of Gitaru power plant in and dropped onto a transformer tripping it! The break-in caused a chain reaction of power outages causing a national power blackout.

The vervet primate, a naturally curious breed, was able to elude the electric fence, climb onto the roof and access the transformer. The unnamed monkey miraculously survived and was taken into care by the Kenya Wildlife Service - The system has since been restored and all our power generating units are operating normally.

Other animals that have caused power outages around the world include squirrels, snakes, birds and a goose.

Picture: Radu Sigheti