It is a case of clowning around for a bit of monkey business - zoo has hired a clown to keep its chimps, gorillas, orang-utans and baboons busy.
Boredom can make the animals ill or aggressive, so the zoo in Krefeld, near Cologne, hired Christina Peters to entertain them.
'They go wild when they see me coming because they know they are going to have fun,' she said.
That'll look good on the ol' resumé, Christina. One word: Go easy on the spritzer bottle. Baboons hate that.
— Larry, Attack Monkey, Light Reading