China enlists squad of trained monkeys to clear skies during memorial parade

According to Wang Minghzi of China’s air force, Peoples’ Liberation Army monkeys have “mastered” the skills necessary to destroy birds’ nests.

The primates take twigs out of the nests one by one, before shaking the remnants out of the branches.

Two of the army’s fastest apes, Qitian and Ziyun, can do so in under a minute, having cleared 180 nests between them this month.

“There is no problem doing this”, Wang said on Sunday, as the macaques have “graduated” after a month’s training.