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Tushi the drone-buster: chimp with branch in hand knocks down drone in Dutch Burgers' Zoo

  • In this image taken from video on Friday April 10, 2015  provided by Royal Burgers' Zoo in Arnhem The Netherlands on Tuesday April 14, 2015, Tushi the  chimpanzee  looks down at a drone after  knocking it to the ground  with a stick. When the zoo sent out a drone over the Chimpanzee enclosure for a better look at how their 14 apes live, they quickly learned why they are that smart. With the unfamiliar entruder coming close to their trees, 23-year-old female Tushi waited in a tree, gritted her teeth and with two whacks from a long branch, downed the drone. (Royal Burgers' Zoo via AP) NO ARCHIVE 14 DAYS USE ONLY

    In this image taken from video on Friday April 10, 2015 provided by Royal Burgers' Zoo in Arnhem The Netherlands on Tuesday April 14, 2015, Tushi the chimpanzee looks down at a drone after knocking it to the ground with a stick. When the zoo sent out a drone over the Chimpanzee enclosure for a better look at how their 14 apes live, they quickly learned why they are that smart. With the unfamiliar entruder coming close to their trees, 23-year-old female Tushi waited in a tree, gritted her teeth and with two whacks from a long branch, downed the drone. (Royal Burgers' Zoo via AP) NO ARCHIVE 14 DAYS USE ONLY  (The Associated Press)

  • In this image taken from video on Friday April 10, 2015  provided by Royal Burgers' Zoo in Arnhem The Netherlands on Tuesday April 14, 2015, Tushi the  chimpanzee, right,  hits a drone with a stick. When the zoo sent out a drone over the Chimpanzee enclosure for a better look at how their 14 apes live, they quickly learned why they are that smart. With the unfamiliar entruder coming close to their trees, 23-year-old female Tushi waited in a tree, gritted her teeth and with two whacks from a long branch, downed the drone. (Royal Burgers' Zoo via AP) NO ARCHIVE 14 DAYS USE ONLY

    In this image taken from video on Friday April 10, 2015 provided by Royal Burgers' Zoo in Arnhem The Netherlands on Tuesday April 14, 2015, Tushi the chimpanzee, right, hits a drone with a stick. When the zoo sent out a drone over the Chimpanzee enclosure for a better look at how their 14 apes live, they quickly learned why they are that smart. With the unfamiliar entruder coming close to their trees, 23-year-old female Tushi waited in a tree, gritted her teeth and with two whacks from a long branch, downed the drone. (Royal Burgers' Zoo via AP) NO ARCHIVE 14 DAYS USE ONLY  (The Associated Press)

  • In this image taken from video on Friday April 10, 2015  provided by Royal Burgers' Zoo in Arnhem The Netherlands on Tuesday April 14, 2015, Tushi the  chimpanzee, foreground,  hits a drone with a stick. When the zoo sent out a drone over the Chimpanzee enclosure for a better look at how their 14 apes live, they quickly learned why they are that smart. With the unfamiliar entruder coming close to their trees, 23-year-old female Tushi waited in a tree, gritted her teeth and with two whacks from a long branch, downed the drone. (Royal Burgers' Zoo via AP) NO ARCHIVE 14 DAYS USE ONLY

    In this image taken from video on Friday April 10, 2015 provided by Royal Burgers' Zoo in Arnhem The Netherlands on Tuesday April 14, 2015, Tushi the chimpanzee, foreground, hits a drone with a stick. When the zoo sent out a drone over the Chimpanzee enclosure for a better look at how their 14 apes live, they quickly learned why they are that smart. With the unfamiliar entruder coming close to their trees, 23-year-old female Tushi waited in a tree, gritted her teeth and with two whacks from a long branch, downed the drone. (Royal Burgers' Zoo via AP) NO ARCHIVE 14 DAYS USE ONLY  (The Associated Press)

Beware! Chimp Tushi at the Dutch Burgers' Zoo is a real drone-buster.

When the zoo sent a drone over the chimpanzee enclosure for a better look at how their 14 apes live, the response was swift.

With the unfamiliar intruder coming close to them, 23-year-old female Tushi waited in a tree, gritted her teeth and with two whacks from a long branch, downed the drone. No sweat.

Zoo spokesman Bas Lukkenaar said on Tuesday that "we can write the drone off. It cost about 2,000 euros ($2,100). Then again, it doesn't surprise that Tushi did this. She is very handy with sticks."

With the camera still rolling on the ground Friday after Tushi's strike, the zoo got some close-up footage anyway — of chimps coming to inspect their kill.