WATCH: Chimp goes ape and smashes up zoo drone with branch

Chimp attacks drone... drone loses
Chimp attacks drone... drone loses

A drone sent into the chimpanzee enclosure of a Dutch zoo was bashed out of the sky by one of its inhabitants – who didn’t take too kindly to the mechanical invader.

Twenty-three-year-old female chimp Tushi waited in a tree at the Royal Burgers' Zoo in Arnhem when the unfamiliar intruder flew in.

But the vigilant simian sent it crashing to the ground with two whacks from a long branch – ninja-style.

Zoo spokesman Bas Lukkenaar said: "We can write the drone off. It cost about 2,000 euro.

“Then again, it doesn't surprise us that Tushi did this.

“She is very handy with sticks."

While we feel for the zoo and the loss of an expensive bit of kit, we salute you Tushi - for protecting your clan and showing us that sometimes a bit of brute force can still overcome high-tech gadgetry. Respect!