Actress NICOLE KIDMAN stunned crowds at Los Angeles Zoo recently by acting like a chimpanzee to entertain her children.

The OSCAR-winner treated ISABELLA, 12, and CONNOR, 10, to a recent outing, and showed off her acting skills emulating the chimpanzee enclosure's hairy inhabitants - by squealing and leaping about.

An onlooker reveals, "When people noticed it was Nicole quite a crowd started to gather.

"She brought along a video camera to film the chimps and was clearly having lots of fun - as were the kids. But the chimps just ignored her."

27/06/2005 02:00