Going ape! Beer-boon looks suspiciously merry as he clings onto beer bottle

This cheeky baboon looks like he’s had a few too many as he clings onto a beer bottle.

A cheeky baboon clings to a beer bottle in Kruger National Park

A cheeky baboon clings to a beer bottle in Kruger National Park

Barely managing to keep his eyes open and a huge grin PLASTERED across his face, this baboon looks like he’s had a heavy night.

However, the baboon thankfully isn’t actually drunk. He found the Heineken bottle by the side of the road before quickly grabbing it.

When other young baboons tried to steal his toy, the curious animal was quick to dash off while screaming loudly in an attempt to intimidate his pursuers.

The other baboons did eventually catch up with him and a huge brawl ensued which included plenty of screaming, biting and arguing.

A cheeky baboon clings to a beer bottle in Kruger National Park

A cheeky baboon clings to a beer bottle in Kruger National Park

Safari guide Mario Paul, 26, managed to capture the funny pictures on camera.

The hobby photographer, from Nelspruit, South Africa, was leading a group on safari through Kruger National Park.

According to him, the other baboons eventually lost interest and the bottle was dropped. He collected it and discarded it to avoid injury to wildlife.

Mario said: “The bottle could easily break and severely injure the little one. Although this was very funny to watch, things could have gone south for the little one very quickly. Fortunately he was not harmed.

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“I noticed the young baboon with the bottle. Luckily I had my camera on hand and it was on all the right settings.

“It made out day, all of us on the vehicle had a very good laugh and enjoyed the moment between these youngsters.

“Baboons are a lot like kids, if one has something the others don’t, they all want it as well and sometimes big arguments can erupt.”