Clever monkey cleans his toenails

  • 22 July 2011

This monkey likes to look his best - he's been giving his toenails a good old clean!

Scientist Dr Pansini filmed the mandrill monkey at Chester Zoo stripping a twig and then using it to clean under his nails.

It's the first time this animal's been seen making tools, showing that monkeys are more intelligent than people thought.

Scientists reckon this proves that they're a bit like chimps and orangutans, who make the most of what's around them.